Enjoy your favorite fall flavor without busting your diet.
Summer is my favorite season so I’m pretty sad that it’s coming to an end. One of the things that makes the transition from summer to fall bearable is pumpkin spice everything. Of course, most store-bought pumpkin spice treats are about as unhealthy as you can get, and who has the time to continually bake healthier treats at home?. Enter my pumpkin spice granola. It’s incredibly simple, takes less than 30 minutes to make, is easily doubled, and can be stored for a couple of months (if kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place). And if you do want to splurge a little, it can even be added to cookies and other baked goods (I’ll have some ideas coming soon). Otherwise, enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack, on it’s own or with milk or yogurt.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine oats, pecans, pumpkin spice, and salt, and mix well.
- Add maple syrup, and mix well again so granola is evenly coated with syrup.
- Spread granola evenly on a prepared baking sheet (either greased or covered with aluminum foil). Bake for 20-25 minutes, mixing halfway through.
- Let cool, then store in an airtight container.
See how this recipe is made by watching the video below: