This recipe has been bugging me to make it for weeks.
When I found out that they needed some baked goodies for the yard sale I figured that granola would be an easy thing to make and yield allot of little bags to sell.
In addition to the granola I also made a Dutch Apple Pie, Dutch Cran-Apple Pie, and Maple Caramel Tart.
I also attempted caramel apples.... but that was a big FAIL... after 30 minutes the caramel litterally slid off the apples into a big blob at the bottom.... not sure what went wrong there!
|Apples about 5 minutes into the caramel slide...|
Now because I did so much baking in one afternoon I did not take the greatest pictures... But this Pumpkin Granola recipe is a WINNER! It is low fat and low sugar!
Yeilds about 8 servings
3 1/2 cup rolled oats ( I used old fashioned)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
Pre heat Oven to 325
In a large mixing bowl mix oats with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.
In a smaller mixing bowl whisk pumpkin, maple, and vanilla together. Fold into the oat mixture.
Spread onto a cookie sheet and place in the oven, taking it out ever 15-20 minutes to stir.
About 30 minutes into the baking take out and toss in walnuts.
Return to oven cooking for another 15-30 minutes. When its nice and crisp it is done. My batch baked for a total of 60 minutes.
After it has cooled mix in your dried cranberries, store in an air tight container for up to a week.