Pumpkin Granola

Last weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada. I have a bazillion things to be grateful for. My health is number one. You know the old saying, if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. Something like that anyway. Walking hand in hand with health is my sobriety. I am coming up to 7 years of continued sobriety and truth be told I am in awe of my own damn self. Where TF did the time go?! Because of my sobriety I have found love, I got my family back, my friends back and a life that I would have never imagined while knee deep in my bottle of Chardonnay. Yes my friends, I have a boat load to be grateful for. 

I promised you all my pumpkin granola recipe on the weekend but I decided to stay as present as possible and leave it for this week. My family already thinks I’m addicted to my phone (terrible, sad but true...) so I waited. This granola has all the flavours of pumpkin pie so if you aren’t a fan of that, it’s best to move on🎃 

 

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Pumpkin lovin

I am a huge fan of this versatile root veggie. It can be savoury and sweet and while I am a fan of both I think this granola hits both notes.   I’ll let you be the judge of that! 

PUMPKIN GRANOLA 

Ingredients 

  • 4c gluten-free oats
  • 1/2c desiccated coconut
  • 1tbsp ground flax
  • 1c raw almonds chopped
  • 1/2c raw pecans chopped  
  • 1/2c raw walnuts chopped
  • 1/2c pumpkin seeds  
  • 1/2c raisins
  • 1tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp sea salt
  • 1/2c pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling) 
  • scant 1/2c maple syrup  
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1/2c coconut oil

METHOD

Preheat oven to 340. In a small sauce pan add pumpkin purée, coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup. Heat on medium until well incorporated. Set aside. 

Add all dry ingredients in a big bowl and stir to combine. Add wet to dry until fully mixed. Transfer to 2 cookie sheets and spread in an even layer. Bake for 15 minutes and then do a peek a boo. I pull them out, lightly spread around and then rotate in oven for another 15 minutes. I prefer my granola crispy so depending on the oven that day I may leave in for another 1-2 minutes extra but I STAY AT THE OVEN. You really don’t want this to burn. Oh the horror😱  

Remove from oven and let cool. Transfer to your favourite mason jars and enjoy💛💛💛 

 

  

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Pumpkin waffles with granola🤩 

 

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It goes with everything❤️