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5 from 3 votes

The Best Pumpkin Spice Granola

Crunchy, healthy, sweet and perfect for fall!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Kathryn Donangelo

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice I also added an extra dish cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raw and shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the oats, cashews, spices, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the butter, maple syrup, honey and pumpkin puree and whisk. Pour over the dry ingredients and quickly mix with a wooden spoon.
  • Spread the mixture evenly onto two baking sheets (or bake in two batches) and bake for 20-25 minutes. Flip with a spatula after the first ten minutes of baking. If you prefer chunkier granola, don’t stir as it breaks up the clusters. Instead, just rotate the pans at the halfway point to ensure even cooking.
  • Once the granola is golden brown (usually about 25 minutes), remove from oven and let cool completely. It will crisp up as it cools.
  • Transfer to an airtight container. Should keep fresh for a couple weeks. Enjoy with as cereal, or a yogurt topper, or just as a snack!