pumpkin spice granola
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
Dry
  • 3 c. quick oats, divided (not old fashioned or rolled oats)
  • ⅔ c. homemade oat flour
  • 1 c. puffed rice cereal
  • 1 c. pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp. flax seeds
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
Wet
  • ¼ c. pumpkin puree
  • ½ c. pure maple syrup*
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
Dried fruit
  • ½ c. dried cranberries
  • ½ c. golden raisins
*Instead of maple syrup, substitute with ½ c. brown sugar, honey, or a combination. If using honey, reduce your oven temperature as it tends to brown quickly!
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 F. Line a rimmed baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. To make the oat flour: Place 1 c. of quick oats into a food processor, blender or coffee grinder. Process until powdery, and no chunks remain. Set aside ⅔ c.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  6. Stir the mixture; it will be quite stiff. Let it sit for about 5 minutes so that the oats can absorb some of the liquid.
  7. Spread the granola out evenly, in one single layer onto the prepared baking tray. *See Notes below.
  8. Bake, stirring occasionally until golden, about 45- 1 hour.
  9. Add the dried fruit in the last 10 minutes of baking.
  10. Cool completely on the baking tray.
  11. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Notes
*Granola likes space. Make sure to spread it out evenly, in one single layer on your baking tray. If it's piled too high, it will cook unevenly leaving you with a mix of soft and crunchy pieces.
Recipe by The Clever Carrot at https://theclevercarrot.com/2013/09/pumpkin-spice-granola/