Friday, October 14, 2011

FSF from the archives: Pumpkin Granola

In the three years that Hannah and I have been writing this blog, we've had lots of great recipes come through our Food Storage Friday column. This fall we're going to feature one of our favorites from the archives every other week. This week I'm sharing Aleasha's Pumpkin Granola which was originally published on October 22 of last year. I love pumpkin and I love fall, and I love granola-and this is a good one!

I came across this granola recipe and had to try it out. Quite delicious and perfect for fall!

Ingredients: oats, puffed rice cereal, salt, brown sugar, applesauce, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla, chopped nuts, dried fruit of choice, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg

Pour pumpkin, applesauce, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, spices and salt into bowl and mix well
Combine oats and rice cereal in large bowl, pour wet ingredients onto dry and mix well. Spread onto a cookie sheet in an even layer. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes then turn the granola with a large wide spatula. Add nuts and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Add dried fruit when granola is cooled.

Pumpkin Granola
original recipe from bakingbites.com

3 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal
1 Tbs Cinnamon
1 tsp ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup Maple syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup dried fruit- I used Craisins

Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes, flip, add nuts and bake for additional 15 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet. Enjoy!