Pumpkin WB Granola
You’ll never guess what happened when I made this….
My oven BROKE!!! NOOOOOOOO!!!
Do you ever do that thing in the colder months where after you’re done baking you turn the oven off and leave the oven door cracked open to warm up the house? Well, that’s what I did and apparently FORGOT to turn the oven off. It fried my oven’s computer 🙁 So, it doesn’t work anymore… BOOO!
So, now begins the saga of the oven and the never ending conversations I will be having with my husband about never leaving the oven door open and of course the stinging thought of the amount of money we will be spending very soon on a new oven…
Ok. Back to the good stuff. Pumpkin Granola.
My motivation for pumpkin granola came from this.
And this…. Love these! I always seem to forget about pumpkin seeds until fall comes around.
I took the basic recipe for WB Granola and added a few things to make it pumpkiny 🙂
What I discovered is the the granola needed to cook A LOT longer than in the original recipe. The end result… delicious! And the perfect addition to my greek yogurt/apple snack.
- 6 cups old fashioned oats (not instant)
- 1 cup roasted salted pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 3/4 cup puree pumpkin
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 cup raisins or dates, or combo of both
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine oats, pumpkin seeds, salt and pumpkin pie spice. In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin, honey, canola oil, and vanilla, mix well. Add wet mixture to oat mixture. Line a large sheet pan with wax paper or parchment paper. I would divide the cooking into two batches to make sure it cooks evenly. Cook half the mixture for 30-45 minutes, flipping granola once during the cooking process. Allow granola to cool completely. If granola is still a little soft, cook for additional 10 minutes. This should dry out the granola perfectly. Once granola is cooled, add raisins and dates.
Question of the Day….
What’s your largest meal of the day and why?
My largest meal is always lunch for no particular reason. I eat a pretty small breakfast… maybe that’s way 😉
I love this! I always buy the TJ’s pumpkin granola but would love to make it myself. My meals are all pretty much the same size…
Sorry about your oven. I am also sorry about the ensuing oven lecture. However, as the lecture progresses you can find your happy place in a nice big bowl of that delicious granola. Yum! I would love to try it.