Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Granola

It's that time of year again...pumpkin time! I have to admit, the idea of cutting a pumpkin open and scooping out its insides doesn't really sound appetizing. But a lot of people do it....and that's why we get pumpkin in a can :)


So today I have a seasonal recipe for you:

Pumpkin Pie Granola
-adapted from Oh She Glows.

2 cups oats (any kind, you can even use quick oats, barley flakes, etc.)
1/2 cup uncooked millet
2 TB chia seeds
2 TB flaxmeal
1/2 cup chopped almonds & walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 TB date sugar

1/4 cup agave nectar (or 1/2 cup if you like your granola really sweet)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup water (leave out if using 1/2 cup agave instead of 1/4 cup)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, stir together the wet ingredients, then add them to the dry. Mix well, coating everything. Put a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spread the granola out as much as you can. Bake  for about 35 minutes, stirring twice. Take it out of the oven and let it sit for about 15 minutes, to dry out even more. This is not a very sweet granola, but if you serve it with yogurt and/or dried fruit, it will taste sweeter.

I like it in yogurt with dried cranberries, but you could use almond milk instead of yogurt.

Hope you have a nice Halloween weekend. I'm still super busy, but hope to crank out at least one more post before VeganMoFo is over.

Eat smart,

1 comment:

  1. Amazing! Its actually awesome piece of writing, I have got much
    clear idea on the topic of from this post.

    Also visit my webpage ...



Vegetarian Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory