Pumpkin Coconut Granola

A combo of Summer and Fall in a delicious crunch granola.
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Granola can be a good snack and I find it to be incredibly satisfying on top of smoothies or in yogurt. We have two issues. The first issue is that a lot of traditional granola if full of added sugar and seed oils. The other problem is that good quality granola tends to be pretty expensive. I decided to create a recipe that combines both Summer and Fall with Coconut and Pumpkin. 

A lot of granola also contains almonds. I decided to include cashews. Cashews have lower levels of Omega 6s. Omega 6s are very high in the Standard American Diet and high levels of Omega 6s are not ideal for Optimal Health.  

Pumpkin Coconut Granola

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 8
Best Season: Fall

Description

A crunchy granola naturally sweetened with maple syrup and pumpkin. All of the delicious flavor without the additives and poor ingredients of traditional granola. You can make this as sweet as you would like and you can even add honey at the top,

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Instructions

     

    Preheat oven to 350.

    Chop the cashews in a vita-mix or by hand, you don’t want to overblend. 

    Stir all of these together in a large bowl and they should stick together. If you need to add more maple syrup for them to become sticker than definitely do that.

    Throw them on a baking sheet and spread through out.  Do not spray with any cooking spray like Pam.

    If you need to grease the pan you can use some grass fed butter or coconut oil and take a power towel and wipe it all over the sheet. Or you can also use parchment paper.

    Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes.

    Check periodically and give the granola a good stir with a spatula.

    After you allow them to cool I would store them in a glass jar.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 cup

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 130kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Protein 3g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Note

I recommend going for Organic Oats, I like Bobs Red Mill or One Degree Sprouted Rolled Oats.

If you are using Quick cooking Oats I recommend checking them more periodically in case they cook too fast. 

 

Keywords: Gluten free, granola, pumpkin, dairy free
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