Pumpkin Spice Granola

I am aware that this is the 4 millionth pumpkin spice granola on the internet.  This is a fact that I learned after I had made it.  I did a quick search and confirmed that everyone loves pumpkin spice – whatever the stuff gets jammed into, we are loving it, and especially if it is pumpkin spice granola!

I totally agree that the internet gets completely overloaded with pumpkin, squash and apples this time of year but why not let the seasons influence our food?  It’s all fresh and affordable and beyond flavorful!

Homemade granola is a favorite of mine.  There is something so warm and comforting about it that makes it fit perfectly with cool mornings, rainy afternoons and colorful leaves.  Add it to yogurt, sprinkle it on top of pancakes, cheesecake or even pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Spice Granola

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Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe

Yield: 4 cups

Total Time: 50 minutes

A recipe for homemade pumpkin spice granola with classic fall flavors and ingredients.

Ingredients:

3 cups oats
1 cup pepitas
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 Tbs. sesame seeds
2 Tbs. butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbs. cinnamon
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. allspice
Pinch of salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, pepitas, sunflowers seeds, and sesame seeds.

Over low heat, combine the utter, olive oil, honey, brown sugar and spices and mix until combined.

Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and stir well until thoroughly combined. Spread into an even layer onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes, until golden brown and very fragrant.

Pumpkin Spice Granola