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November 9, 2020 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Delicious Homemade Fall Granola

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Pumpkin Granola

Serves 8

This is a delicious granola that incorporates so many superfoods including canned pumpkin, quinoa, and Chia seeds. My special thank to Keely Morris for sharing this recipe!


  • ¼ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well and pat dry with paper towel

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • ¼ cup real maple syrup (or honey)

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 tsp canola oil

  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

  • 1/8 tsp cloves

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • Pinch of salt

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup Chia seeds

  • ¼ cup pepitas (or other seed)

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup dried cranberries or cherries


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spread oats and quinoa out on a parchment lined baking ban. Toast in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring once. While oats toast, combine maple syrup, pumpkin puree, oil, spices, salt and vanilla in a small bowl. Remove the oats from the oven and reduce the oven to 300 degrees. Pour the toasted oats into a medium bowl and add the Chia seeds, pepitas, pecans and dried fruit. Pour over syrup and pumpkin mixture and stir until oats and seeds are evenly coated. Spread back onto a baking sheet and bake an additional 20-30 minutes, or until golden. Granola will crisp as it cools.


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