Tuesday, October 16, 2012

easy pumpkin granola. { tasty tuesday }

I've been meaning to make granola for months and months and months. I've seen many more granola recipes pinned on Pinterest lately - I assume partly due to the cooler weather and a desire for us to use our ovens and due to an increase in anything that can be made with pumpkin.


This was easy, pumpkiny, and yummy.

What you'll need:
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup chopped pecans (or chopped not of your choice)
1/2 cup raisins (or dried berry of your choice)
1/4 cup maple syrup (or raw honey)
1/4 cup (heaping) pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch or more of:
sea salt

Preheat your oven to 325 F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (because that makes making almost everything a million times easier), spread out the oats and the quinoa and toast for 10-15 minutes, stirring it every 5 minutes or so.

In a blow combine the flaxseed, pecans, and raisins. When the oats and quinoa are finished add them to the bowl and toss. Reduce the oven to 300 F.

In a smaller bowl combine the maple syrup, pumpkin, vanilla, and spices. Mix this together and pour it over the dry mixture.

Spread this over the same parchment paper lined baking sheet (because wasting parchment paper is silly) and cook for 35 minutes.

See how simple that is? :)

Have you made your own granola? I can't believe I'm only just doing it now. Olive really likes it, which is great seeing as there are so many good things crammed in there (oat, quinoa, flax, oh my!).

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