Pumpkin Granola

by Melanie on November 20, 2013

granolaI made this wonderful granola the other day and posted a picture of it fresh out of the oven on Instagram.  Sometimes I think food is beautiful, what can I say?!  I know I am a little crazy:)  I made this with gluten free oats so my boys with Celiac disease could enjoy it too!  They loved it and so did I!  I had several requests for the recipe, so here you go my friends!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  I love that holiday and I am trying to get prepared.   I posted some beautiful Thanksgiving table inspiration and some free Thanksgving printables here on Melandboys.

Pumpkin Granola

submitted by Melanie~www.thesisterscafe.com

*Makes about 7 cups of granola

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup pecans (sometimes I add sunflower seeds for part of the nuts)
3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, if desired (sometimes I leave it out)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut and brown sugar. In a separate bowl or liquid measuring cup, combine maple syrup, oil and salt (and pumpkin pie spice, if using). Combine both mixtures by slowly pouring the liquid over the oatmeal mixture and stirring well. Divide in half and pour onto two 11X17-inch rimmed baking sheets, spreading out into an even layer on each sheet. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and transfer into a large bowl, slightly breaking up the clumps.

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1 Jodi November 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for posting this recipe. I can’t wait to make it. I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving! Take care.

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2 Ruth December 1, 2013 at 7:54 am

Do you use pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds that are already toasted and salted or do you use raw, unsalted, seeds. Thanks for your help!

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3 Mindy December 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I’m excited to try this. I tried some pumpkin oatmeal around Thanksgiving that was disgusting. It made my gun shy to try another new pumpkin breakfast recipe, so I’m glad to have one with good reviews from you. Looks yum!

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