I've been working on this pumpkin granola recipe since they started carrying canned pumpkin at the grocery store. It's a super easy recipe using canned pumpkin purée along with fresh apple purée, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg, which infuse the granola with all the best fall flavors. You can use fresh pumpkin purée if you have it, but canned pumpkin makes the whole process really quick. I use a combination of walnuts, almonds, and cashews because they're some of my favorite nuts, but you can adjust the combination depending on your taste.
puréed apple and maple syrup to naturally sweeten the granola instead of refined sugar.
Pumpkin Apple Harvest Granola (Makes 5 1/2 cups)
2 cups oats
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
¼ cup flaxmeal
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup almonds
½ cup cashews
½ cup walnut halves and pieces
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree
1 small apple, cored and chopped into 5 pieces, or approximately ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1. Combine oats, coconut, flaxmeal, and sunflower seeds in a large mixing bowl. Roughly chop almonds, cashews, and walnuts and add to the oat mixture. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to the granola mixture and stir to combine.
Serving Size 108 g