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Homemade Granola With Pumpkin Spice


  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

An easy healthy homemade granola recipe you will use over and over again. Simple clean eating ingredients, only a few steps to make it and it is gluten-free, easily made vegan and also low in sugar. Add it to your yogurt bowl or eat it as a cereal with milk. Great for kids and adults.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (I used Quaker brand)
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts – or any nuts you have like pecans or almonds
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 12 tablespoons real maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F degrees  and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl combine the oats, almond flour, sugar, nuts, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Then mix to combine.
  3. Pour in the melted butter and mix everything together to form a slight wet, very chunky mixture. 
  4. Pour the mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the middle rack of the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.  Check on it and move it around in the pan, turning some of it over as it cooks to help it cook more evenly. 
  5. Remove, drizzle on some maple syrup and toss the granola to coat it all.  This step is optional but so worth it. 
  6. Let it cool and enjoy on yogurt or ice cream, or just as a fun snack all on its own.

Notes

  1. I used Quaker oats in this recipe. I prefer rolled oats and did not try this recipe with quick-cooking oats.
  2. I also used blanched almond flour, which holds the mixture together and gives it a really nice texture like a crumble on a fruit crisp recipe.
  3. You can use any type of nuts or omit them but I really liked the added texture they give this granola. I used walnuts but I have also tested this recipe with pecans and almonds.
  4. Coconut sugar in the place of the brown sugar works well in this recipe.
  5. Melted coconut oil can be used in place of the butter.
  6. You could add in some chocolate chips, or dried fruit after the granola cools to give it even more texture.
  7. Make sure to use a parchment paper lined baking sheet or the granola will stick to the pan. Trust me, lol!
  8. You can store this granola in an airtight container in the pantry or refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 
  • Category: healthy breakfast
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American
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