Let’s be honest, we all grew up eating cereal for breakfast. But was it all that healthy for us? Not especially given the sugar content in store bought cereal and granola. But we still love it and it’s hard to give it up completely. So why not whip up a batch of this pumpkin spice flavoured granola to add on top of some plain greek yogurt for a snack, quick breakfast or to help curb cravings for sweet treats? 1/4 cup portion has only 1 tsp of sugar, making it a much better alternative 😉
Pumpkin Spice Granola (makes 20, 1/2 cup servings):
6 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
*Combine the above dry ingredients on a large baking sheet or more preferably, in a large casserole dish*
1 cup of canned pumpkin
1/2 cup of honey or maple syrup
2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (or use a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves)
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1) Combine the above wet ingredients in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until melted.
2) Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and stir to combine, making sure the whole mixture is moistened. Taste for sweetness and add more spices/honey if desired.
3) Bake in the oven at 350 degree for 40-50mins until golden brown, tossing once or twice (if you like it more crispy, turn the oven off after baking and leave the granola in there to dry out slightly).
4) Add in 1/2 cup of dried cranberries (or substitute any other dried fruit you like, or omit completely to save on sugar)
*We recommend enjoying this as a crunchy topper to your plain Greek yogurt instead of buying the flavoured kinds*
Macronutrient Breakdown (per serving):