Crunchy Fall Spiced Granola Recipe
This Crunchy Fall Spiced Granola is filled with all your favorite fall flavors and is made with healthy ingredients like rolled oats, quinoa, apples, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. Enjoy this easy, healthy and homemade spiced granola for breakfast, dessert, or as a festive grab and go snack.
Servings: 8 servings
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, cooked quinoa, chopped pecans, walnuts, pepitas, dried cranberries, golden raisins and chopped apples. Toss well and set aside.
Add the butter to a small sauce pot set over medium heat. Melt and heat the butter until just browned. Whisk the browned specks off the bottom of the pot and immediately remove from heat. Allow the butter to rest for 1 minute before slowly adding the maple syrup, brown sugar and pumpkin puree.
Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt to the pot and whisk well to combine. Finally, stir in the vanilla.
Slowly pour the sweet maple syrup mixture over the dry ingredients and thoroughly mix to combine.
Spread the mixed granola over the two lined baking sheets and sprinkle with uncooked quinoa. Drizzle with approximately 1 tablespoon of honey per sheet.
Transfer baking sheets to the oven and bake for 45-60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to insure even cooking.
Remove granola from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing. Stores well in an airtight container for up to one week in the refrigerator.
Top your warm, just-out-of-the-oven granola with a scoop of ice cream for an easy fall-spiced dessert!
The pomegranates are optional, but hightly recommended!
Originally published October 23, 2017
Calories: 649kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 2640IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 4.4mg