I had the privilege of visiting with my sister yesterday at her lovely home. She made us some homemade granola with a drizzle of yogurt and frozen blueberries. It was exactly what I needed to start the day and it got me thinking about creating a fall inspired granola recipe. I also happened to read an article about natural sugars last night and learned that all of the heart-healthy antioxidant and antibacterial properties of honey are destroyed by too much heat when it is used in baking goods. I decided to adjust my go-to honey granola and used maple syrup instead. This is a perfect make-ahead recipe that lasts 3 weeks! So make a batch or two and sprinkle it over yogurt, or eat it as an afternoon snack! I hope you enjoy this as much as we did this fine and crisp fall morning.
Pumpkin Spice Granola
3 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
1 ½ cups of chopped pecans
¼ cup of pepitas (optional)
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
⅓ cup of Maple Syrup
⅓ cup of pumpkin puree
½-1 teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie spice
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