Monday, September 26, 2011

Autumn Granola

Adding pumpkin seeds and maple syrup gives
 my easy granola a nice nod to autumn.
I keep the granola handy in a glass pumpkin 
on the counter.
 Combine the dry ingredients.
Any combo of chopped pecans, pumpkin seeds,
and almonds to equal 1 cup works . Sometimes I
don't have enough almonds or pecans, so I just
add more pumpkin seeds. Use what you have.
Stir in the hot liquid until
everything is well coated.
Spread onto a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake @300 for 35  minutes, stirring halfway through.
Let cool and break apart. Pour into container.
If you like dried fruit in your granola you can
mix in 1/2 C or raisins or craisins now. 
It will keep at room temperature for
2-3 weeks. Have it with milk and a sliced banana
 for breakfast, or sprinkle some over yogurt and ice cream.
It makes a great snack too.

Autumn Granola

2 C Oatmeal (quick-cook rolled oats)
1/4 C sliced almonds
1/2 C chopped pecans
         1/4 C shelled pumpkin seeds
    1/4 C butter (1/2 stick)
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C maple syrup
1/2 t cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
2 T water

In a large bowl stir together the oatmeal,
almonds, pecans and pumpkin seeds,
In a small saucepan combine the butter,
brown sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup and water.
Bring to a boil and pour the hot syrup into the
 dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until
 ingredients are thoroughly coated and combined.
Spread evenly onto a rimmed baking sheet and
 bake at 300 stirring halfway thru until
golden brown and dry to the touch,
about 35 minutes. Let cool then break apart
and store in an airtight container.
(optional 1/2 C raisins or craisins, etc)
Keeps about 2-3 weeks at room temperature.
Makes about 3-1/2 C.
Recipe doubles easily.

Enjoy for breakfast or snacking!


  1. YUM, that looks so good, Rita, and I love how you have it displayed on your counter in the glass pumpkin. Perfect for this time of year!! Happy Fall!

  2. Oh yum! Thanks for sharing Rita!

  3. This looks soooo good...thanks for sharing it at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY!!!


  4. What a wonderful recipe! I think I have all the ingredients so c/p this and plan to make it soon. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from NTT. Have a lovely evening!

  5. Thank you Rita May I just love granolla for my cookies, but I don't have the glass pumpkin container to put it in and I want it!!!lol... Have a lovely week. Hugs, FABBY

  6. Does that look yummy!! In the cold weather months we love to sprinkle our oatmeal with granola -- extra YUM :)


  7. Visiting from yvonnes linky. So nice to meet you. I am your newest follower. I made granola last year and put it into the same anchor Hocking glass crock as a gift...too funny! Your recipe looks so yummy. Thank you!

  8. Oh, this sounds great...and easy too. I will definitely try it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. Rita,

    I had planned to make some granola this weekend so instead of my usual I will pick up what I need for your recipe. I love the use of pumpkin seeds and the maple syrup in your recipe.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook