Fall Spiced Homemade Maple Granola
Here's my own healthy take on one of my favorite foods. With the addition of pumpkin and spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger, this granola will become your new pick-me-up in the a.m.
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups rolled oats (preferably organic)
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/3 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1/4 cup whole flaxseeds
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup dried cherries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix oats, almonds, pepitas, flaxseed, coconut, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, oil, and sea salt until well combined. Spread oat mixture evenly over prepared baking sheet. Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Stir mixture with a spatula, return to oven, and bake for another 15 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
- Once granola cools, stir in cranberries and cherries.
- Recipe adapted from Cook Yourself Sexy by Candice Kumai, Rodale Books, 2012
Per serving: 404 kcal cal., 17 g fat (3 g sat. fat), 55 g carb., 9 g fiber, 26 g sugar, 10 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet