Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin & Pomegranate Granola

We're about halfway through October and defintiely knee deep in fall weather!  As always, pumpkin is my flavor of choice this season.  I've been wanting to make a homemade granola...pumpkin granola to be specific!


This has a great flavor...not too sweet, but defintiely flavorful!  I had some with yogurt for breakfast and later in the day as a snack.  It did not last long...that's for sure!

Recipe adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod
  • 5 cups rolled oats
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    ¾ tsp. salt
    ¾ cup brown sugar
    ½ cup pumpkin puree
    ¼ cup applesauce
    ¼ cup maple syrup
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup dried pomegranate craisins
    1/2 cup pepitas
1. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine oats, spices, and salt. Mix well.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin puree, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and stir until the oats are evenly coated. They will be moist. Evenly spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
4. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and stir. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the granola is golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and stir in dried cranberries and pepitas. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


So I actually incorporated the craisins and pepitas before I started baking them.  It was a mistake, but it turned out great...added a nice crunch to the pepitas and the craisins were warm and soft.


This recipe makes a lot, so we decided to gift some to our neighbors!


 Do you ever bring your neighbors gifts?  I think it's a nice gesture, and I know we love having our neighbors stop by!  :)

Hope you enjoy the recipe!  Bon Appetit!

xo natasha

Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

37 comments:

  1. I used the same recipe for my pumpkin granola.. made a few changes and then gifted some of it. So yummy I need to make more!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds delicious! Can you tell me what ingredients are in pumpkin pie spice or is it really like a spice on its own. I don't think we have it in Belgium so maybe I can make it myself ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mmm, this sounds amazing! Perfect for a chilly fall morning!

    ReplyDelete
  4. ummm YUM! I'm definitely making this this weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  5. can you be any cuter with your granola gift? I wish I had you as a neighbor. It is such a nice gesture....hmmm maybe i'll go ahead and try this in my apt. building, I'm sure it will brighten someone's day.

    http://carriekinsellainthecity.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my gosh you are so cute. I wish I was your neighbor!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish you were my neighbor! I love granola and what a great spin on it! I am visiting my parents this weekend and might just have to make a batch to bring home!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oooh, your neighbors sure are lucky! :) I love oatmeal and that recipe looks and sounds delicious!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This sounds and looks amazing! I wish I was your neighbor ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh yum! I make homemade granola all of the time, and this spin on it sounds fabulous! Wish I were your neighbor - such a cute goody bag! xo

    ReplyDelete
  11. This looks so good! I've brought new neighbors gifts, but nothing this creative...

    ciao

    ReplyDelete
  12. We love granola, but I have never tried making it. My daughter loves it on top of yogurt for breakfast. I will have to give this recipe a try. What a thoughtful gift for your neighbors!

    ReplyDelete
  13. We truly need to be neighbors!!! I could go for a bag of this goodness! Sounds amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This sounds amazing! I wish we were neighbors... so sweet of you to give some away! Looks delish. Perfect fall treat :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. That looks so good! I keep meaning to make my own granola and with Fall around the corner...that time is now!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This sounds so good right now. I want to be you neighbor!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love this!! I wish I lived on your street:)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow...this looks yum, Natasha, going to definitely give it a try! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh! I love granola, but never thought to make it myself. I'm going to try it this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love giving homemade gifts to the neighbors. I was trying to come up with something fun and your post was just in time! This sounds delicious, Natasha. Your bag is adorable and the perfect Fall gift. You are a thoughtful neighbor!

    ReplyDelete
  21. This pumpkin granola looks and sounds delicious!! How sweet of you to share with your neighbors! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  22. mm this looks so delicious! Did you check out what I shared in my makeup bag over at the vault files?

    ReplyDelete
  23. oh my gosh! this looks so yummy!! i need to make this soon!

    ReplyDelete
  24. that looks sooo yummy and right up my alley!

    ReplyDelete
  25. That's so sweet! Wish I were your neighbor!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Umm...can we be neighbors?!? Wow. You guys are the cutest!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'm definitely trying this out! delish! Oh and neighbors? hmmm... don't really have those in our loft, bc the elevator opens to our apt, but how about doormen and people I see when I walk bella? does that count? :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. That looks so good! Sure wish I was your neighbor!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Your neighbors are so lucky! That looks delish!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Ok first of all I had no clue you could make your own granola. Yes, please add this to your cookbook you are going to be publishing :) And you are too sweet to give some to your neighbors. I swear we are hermits and we dont even know our neighbors. We wave and thats about it.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Ummmm so trying this!

    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. Such a cute idea! I want t be your neighbor :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. First of all, I must say that packaging is gorgeous! Love the leaves...what a beautiful touch! I'm excited to try this combo of Pumpkin & Pomegranate! Thanks for the recipe!

    Enter my {GIVEAWAY!} French items from Paris!

    ReplyDelete
  34. This looks so yummy! I have bookmarked this page to make very soon. I am your newest follower!

    ReplyDelete
  35. i didn't know that we could buy dried pomegranate seeds! i bet it tastes yummy! i usually make granola with dried cranberries.

    ReplyDelete

Your comments make my day!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...