Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tammy's Pumpkin Granola recipe

From Tammy up on Happenings on the Hill. A true taste of Fall. Thank you Tammy.

"... adapted from Eatingwell….living thin:
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup plus 2T maple syrup
1 egg yolk
2 t. pumpkin pie spice or a combination of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg as you would use for pie totaling 2 teaspoons)
1 t. vanilla extract
1/4 t. salt
3 cups old fashioned oats — Tammy used Bob’s Red Mill Steel cut but as long as you don’t use Quick cooking oats you should be fine
***1 cup slivered almonds (you can use your nut of preference)
Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Use parchment paper that you spray with cooking spray in a baking pan. Mine is 11 x 17.
Combine everything but the oats and nuts. Mix well. Then add oats and nuts, coating completely with the mixture.
Spread the mixture evenly in the pan and place in the oven. Stir every 15 minutes (honestly I forgot about this for the first 1/2 hour or so) and cook for about 1 hour.  The granola should be brown when you take it out of the oven. Let it cool completely in the pan and then place in your favorite air-tight granola container."

***I didn't have the sliced almonds so I used a cup of a dried fruit and nut mixture we had in the house.

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