Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Almond Granola

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If you’re looking for an easy-to-make treat that you can take on the go, look no further! This granola recipe took a few tries to perfect, but it was worth all the effort. Now you can make perfect granola with an autumn flair just in time for Fall! Pack some in a bag and add it to your greek yogurt for a sweet and satisfying snack. This recipe is unbelievably easy to make and takes only 5 minutes of prep time.

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What’s so great about this recipe is that you end up with so much granola! I keep mine in the fridge and eat it as a snack all week long. The hint of cinnamon and nutmeg combined with the cranberries create granola that’s reminiscent of autumn. Plus, it’s a good alternative to the hundreds of pumpkin recipes that flood news-feeds during the season.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Servings per Batch: makes 15 (1/3 cup servings)

Utensils Needed:

  1. 1 quarter sheet pan
  2. 2 plastic bowls, medium size
  3. spatula
  4. spoons
  5. measuring cups

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup old fashioned oats
  2. 2 cups quick oats
  3. 1 cup dried cranberries
  4. 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  5. 1/2 cup shelled roasted pumpkin seeds
  6. 1/8 cup wheat flour (I use unbleached white whole wheat flour)
  7. 3/4 cups light maple syrup
  8. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  9. 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  10. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  11. 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
  12. 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. In one bowl, combine oats, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and pumpkin seeds. Stir evenly to mix contents.
  3. Set bowl with oat mixture aside and grab a new bowl. This bowl will be used to create the syrup/spice mixture.
  4. In your new bowl, combine syrup, coconut oil, wheat flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Blend thoroughly
  5. Pour syrup/spice mixture over all over the oat mix. Stir till oat mix is evenly coated.
  6. Spread mixture on an un-greased sheet pan. Use a spatula to flatten the mix on the pan so that everything is stuck together in one flat mass. This will help to create clumps in the granola.
  7. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. Use a spatula to flip mix over every 15 minutes so that granola bakes evenly. The flipping will break apart the large clump, but you will still find nice granola clusters as the end result.

This was after I had flipped my granola twice. You can see that it broke apart some on the edges, but much of it remained stuck together.

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Let cool for 5 minutes, then enjoy!

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