Pumpkin Spice Granola- and Giveaway Winner Announced!
  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • ?1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ?1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • ?1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon cloves
  • ?3/4 tsp. salt?
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree?
  • ¼ cup applesauce?
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (agave would work too)
  • ?1 teaspoon vanilla extract?
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries?
  • ½ cup pepitas (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, spices, and salt. Mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin puree, applesauce, maple syrup or agave and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and stir until the oats are evenly coated. They will be moist. Evenly spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and stir. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until the granola is golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and stir in dried cranberries and pepitas. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
  5. Serve with Milk or Yogurt, or enjoy plain!
Recipe by The Baker Chick at https://www.thebakerchick.com/pumpkin-spice-granola-and-giveaway-winner-announced/