Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pumpkin Granola

It's that time of year.

The weather is cooler, and I for one start to crave cool weather food.

And I know it's a few days until fall, but one thing I start to crave is pumpkin. And since it was time to make some more granola for breakfast, I thought I'd throw some pumpkin into the mix and see what happens. Part of the reason I wanted to do this was to eliminate the oil and reduce the sugar in my granola. There is still some sugar in the mix, but with the apple sauce and the pumpkin, I feel that there is just the right amount of sweetness. So with reduced sugar and way less fat (and a whole lot more vitamin A from all that pumpkin!), I feel that my fall breakfast is way healthier than before, and it tastes like pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Granola


Pumpkin Granola
6 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or other grain flour)
1/2 cup corn meal (or other grain flour)
1/2 cup coconut
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
Pumpkin Granola Ingredients

Preheat the oven to 350. In a large bowl, mix oatmeal, flour, coconut, and spices. Toss in the pumpkin, apple sauce and brown sugar. Mix very well.

Spread mixture into a 9x13 non-stick cake pan.


Bake for 50-60 minutes, stirring well every 15-20 minutes, until desired doneness is reached.


Enjoy some fall in your breakfast bowl!









Domestically Speaking


40 comments:

  1. I am so trying this one! I love granola and pumpkin!

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    1. I know your kids love pumpkin, too, so maybe it'll be a hit in your house!

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  2. Sounds yummy! I think it would be awesome with some vanilla yogurt.

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  3. yum, this sounds delish and my kiddos will love it!! Found you on the tater tots and jello party!! =)Tiffany
    Breakfast at Tiffany's

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  4. I love pumpkin and I love granola...super pairing! sounds delish!

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  5. Sounds great! I've been cooking with pumpkin since August so a few days short of fall is no big deal lol.

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

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  6. This recipe sounds super delicious!!!! I found you via the I Heart Nap Time Party:)
    fancythatnotion.blogspot.com

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  7. Love this idea! Great for this time of year... totally tweeting about it now :)

    ~Lisha

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  8. Oooh, I love pumpkin granola cereal and I bet this is even better.
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  9. Yum! This granola looks awesome. Thanks for the recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy!

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  10. This Looks delicious! I found it at Sugar Bee Crafts! :)

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  11. Thanks for linking to Make the Scene Monday, you are being featured later today!

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  12. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing:)
    Heather @ourcultivatedlife

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  13. I am definitely making this. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Can't wait to make this! Looks delicious!

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  15. This is on my weekend "to do" list! Thank you!

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  16. Yes! This looks good and pretty easy, too!

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  17. Oh my glob, YUM. I'm totally making this to snack on at work!


    Stopping by from SITS,
    Sara
    http://saraivy.org

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  18. What a great snack!!!! My family would love this .

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  19. This sounds perfect...yummy with yogurt...mmmm thank you so much for sharing...hope you have a great weekend....Lucy

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  20. Yes to the granola!!! I cannot fathom the taste of yogurt without granola. Thank you for the recipe. I'm going to definitely give it a try. Visiting from SITS this evening.

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  21. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing. I am OBSESSED with everything and everything pumpkin right now too! And I am SO trying this! Thank you for the inspiration and once again a HUGE thank you for linking up at Happy Hour---it mean a lot to me!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  22. What a great idea to make pumpkin flavored granola! I love homemade granola, and this is a perfect choice for fall! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. This looks delicious! I'm going to use GF flours (rather than wheat) to make this gluten-free, but will use all the other ingredients you listed. Can't wait. I love pumpkin!

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    1. Cranberry Morning--I'd be really excited to hear about your GF version!

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  24. This sounds delicious! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back today.

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  25. Just made this,but made a few changes. I doubled the spices, added a scoop of vanilla protein powder and added some vanilla extract. I wanted to bump up the nutritional value as I suspect my husband will grab a handful and call it breakfast!

    Christy from Creating a Beautiful Life

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    1. Awesome!! I went easy on the spices because of my kiddos. Keep in mind that the pumpkin adds quite a big nutritional wallop. I'm thinking about adding some flax for some added protein, myself.

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  26. Sounds so good! I can almost smell it!!! I cant wait to try this out. At our house we are always cooking with the kiddies and it seems like they will love this version of their favourite!
    Thanks for sharing! Visiting from the Shabby nest Link up party :)

    Come by for a visit sometime if you would like! :)

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  27. I've been wanting to try making granola! I think this will be the one I try! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Sherrybee in AZ
    www.sherrystampinroom.blogspot.com

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  28. I've been wanting to make granola for a while. This looks delish!

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    1. You will be addicted to making your own granola...don't say I didn't warn you!

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  29. This looks so good!
    Stopping by from the "Most Successful 2012 Post" on BlogFrog(;

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  30. This sounds delish. I don't care much for pumpkin but I think I'd try this! Stopping by from the Blog Frog link up.

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  31. That looks delicious!!! I am such a granola fan! Stopping by from Linkup: Most Successful 2012 Post

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  32. Love anything pumpkin! Big surprise since our farm is an ag farm and we grow tons of pumpkins! I came over to look at crafts and here I am again at a recipe that caught my eye! This looks wonderful!

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