Pumpkin Spiced Granola

21 Sep

Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Makes 12 servings

You love summer so much that it should be your middle name.  That is until the smell of pumpkin everything pops up at a Starbucks near you.  And like that, you’ve retired your bikini for boots, your iced latte for a warm drink and your previous middle name to, yep, “Autumn.”  So, in the spirit of all things autumn, why not also trade your usual breakfast cereal for Pumpkin Spiced Granola?

Ingredients:

2 C. rolled oats

2 C. raw, chopped pecans

1 C. pumpkin seeds

1 C. dried cranberries

¼ C. flaxseed meal

¼ C. oat bran

¼ C. wheat germ

¼ C. rapeseed or canola oil

¼ C. 100% pure maple syrup

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large mixing bowl, place oats, nuts, seeds, dried cranberries, flaxseed meal, oat bran and wheat germ.  In a separate bowl combine oil and syrup.  Using a wooden spoon, stir the oil mixture into the dry ingredients until moistened.  Spread all ingredients out onto a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, or until oats become a light, golden brown.

Tastes delicious and keeps you satisfied all morning when paired with plain Greek yogurt.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO:  Maple syrup is a power player in this recipe.  An excellent source of both Zinc and manganese, two minerals that work well together to protect your immune system, make maple syrup your go-to sweetener as flu season sneaks up on you.

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  1. 10 Fall Produce Favorites « Food, I Love You! - September 23, 2011

    […] like you would a squash to make a yummy side or the filling to a fabulous pie.  Use the seeds for granola or […]

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