It's pretty much PUMPKIN SEASON!!! Wheee! My favorite time of the year and I want to celebrate with this insanely delicious nut-free Healthy Pumpkin Granola. Get in the mood for fall right from the moment you wake up :)
Cuisine American, International
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour15minutes
2.5cupsold-fashioned rolled oats
1/2cupold-fashioned rolled oats made into flour
1 cuppuffed quinoa
1/2cupunsweetened shredded coconut
1/2Tbsppumpkin spice or all spice
1cupcanned pumpkin puree
1/4cupunsweetened shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 250F.
Melt panela sugar in a large pot over medium heat. You can add 1 Tbsp of water, for quicker melting but it will also melt without eventually. Don't walk away! Move around often so it doesn't burn.
Add coconut oil and pumpkin puree to melted panela and whisk.
Add all dry ingredients except the 1/4 cup shredded coconut to a large bowl.
Add panela/coco oil/pumpkin puree cream to dry ingredients and stir until very well combined and no dry bits can be seen anymore.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (important!) and spread out the granola into an even layer.
Put in the oven for 30 minutes (set a timer!), take out and stir well, then press into an even layer again, return to oven and bake for another 30 minutes (set a timer!).
Take out of the oven and leave untouched to let cool completely (this will take at the very least 1 hour). Then sprinkle 1/4 shredded coconut over it.
Enjoy with fresh fruit like apple or pear and yogurt or milk. (My favorite: warm milk).