Oh yes, I was quite the homemaker today….quite the healthy homemaker if I do say so myself. *pats own back*
Basically I kept seeing various recipes floating around but none that matched the ingredients I had handy…so I made it up as I went along! Aren’t those the best recipes?
Okay start out by mixing 3 cups of rolled oats, 1 cup diced almonds, 3/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut, (you might check a health food store; I get mine in Shipshewana) 1 Tablespoon cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. (If it’s a pretty bowl given to you by your mother, even better!)
In a smaller bowl mix 3/4 cup pumpkin, 2 Teaspoons apple cider, 1/3-1/2 cup honey. Mix ‘er up!
Combine pumpkin mixture with oat mixture and stir until the dry ingredients are wet, sticky, and clumping together a bit. Spread in thin layer on a baking sheet or two. Pop it in the oven at 300. Stir every 10 minutes or so until it seems baked and granola like. Mine took about 45 minutes but I had a pretty thick layer on my baking sheet.
The bonus of the intermittent stirring is your hair will smell like pumpkin heaven for the rest of the day! 😀
I think this might be a great homemade Christmas gift as well! Tie a bow on it and lookout friends—these might be coming at ya around holiday time!
Simple Pumpkin Granola
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped almonds (or other nut of choice)
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1/3-1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup pumpkin
2 Tablespoons apple cider
Combine oats, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, allspice, cloves, and salt in large bowl. In smaller bowls mix honey, pumpkin, and apple cider until well blended. Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients. Stir until mixture is thoroughly moistened and “clumping”. Spread granola over 1-2 baking sheets. Bake at 300 for approximately 45 minutes; stirring mixture every 10 minutes to ensure even baking. Let cool and place in airtight container. Use as yummy cereal or yogurt topping!
What’s your favorite pumpkin dish?