Erin Chase's Pumpkin Pecan Granola
A Crunchy Breakfast Treat
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:
Pumpkin Pecan Homemade Granola (see recipe below)
Erin Chase is the founder of $5 Dinners.
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 oatsâ€¦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.
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