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Erin Chase's Pumpkin Pecan Granola

A Crunchy Breakfast Treat

PHOTO: Erin Chases pumpkin pecan granola recipe is shown here.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

As the busy holiday season has begun, it's easy for meal planning and dinner prep to take a back burner to gift wrapping and cookie dough making. This is the perfect time of year to start enjoy a few "brinners" (breakfast for dinner) each week.

A couple of ideas for you:

Mexican Breakfast Scramble with Peppers and Black Beans

Chorizo and Egg Breakfast Tacos

Pumpkin Pecan Homemade Granola (see recipe below)


Erin Chase is the founder of $5 Dinners.


  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp almond or vanilla extract (or you could use maple extract if you have some)
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 cups traditional oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger – each
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat to 300.

    In a small mixing bowl, combine the applesauce, pumpkin puree, maple syrup and extract.

    In larger mixing bowl, toss together the 2 kinds of oats (I use both kinds because I find it clumps better, as the littler oats can get into the "crevices" of the bigger oats…making nice clumps!), brown sugar, flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

    Spoon the pumpkin mixture into the oats mixture and combine until all the oats are covered in the pumpkin mixture.

    Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

    Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then gently toss and mix in the pecans and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.

    Stir in the raisins or other dried fruit after it has cooled some on a cooling rack.

    Store in an airtight container for up to a week. Beyond a week, I recommend storing in a plastic container or freezer baggie in the freezer for up to 3 months.

    Serve Pumpkin Pecan Granola as is, over yogurt or with milk.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: applesauce, pumpkin, maple syrup, brown sugar, flaxseed, oats

    Course: Breakfast

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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