Pumpkin Spice Granola

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2/3 cup canned pure pumpkin

2 tablespoons almond milk

1/2 cup local honey

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

2 teaspoons cinnamon

3 1/2 cups whole rolled oats

1/2 chopped walnuts

1/2 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds; if you can’t find pumpkin seeds or you don’t want to shell your own from your pumpkin-carving, use pistachios or pecans)

1/3 cup your favorite dry sweetener (I use Sucanat, which is dehydrated evaporated cane juice, or Stevia-in-the-Raw®, if you can stay away from refined sugar, do it!)

a good sprinkle kosher salt, about 1/2 teaspoon or so

1/2 cup golden raisins


Prep Time: 10 minutes


1. In a medium bowl mix pumpkin, milk, honey, vanilla, and seasonings. Whisk well.

2. Add oats, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sweetener, and salt. Mix until oats and nuts are evenly coated.

3. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread granola out in an even layer (very important step), and bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cook a little longer for more crunchy granola, and a little shorter for chewy. Granola will become harder as it cools down and dries.

4. Stir in raisins when granola comes out of the oven. Store in an airtight container.

I love to put this granola in festive bags and give it as a gift. Or just eat it all myself. Enjoy!

Total time: 85 minutes

Makes: 6 cups (or 18 servings)