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Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Oil Granola

  • Author: Julie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds or pecans, divided
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 heaping teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse half of the almonds until they are very finely chopped. Pour them into a large bowl. Then chop the other half of the almonds coarsely, and pour them into the same bowl.
  3. Pour the oats, salt, brown sugar, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin pie spice into the bowl with the almonds and stir to combine.
  4. In a small microwaveable bowl, combine honey and coconut oil, and heat for 40 seconds. Stir to dissolve the coconut oil, and add the vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the honey mixture over the oats, and stir so that they are evenly coated.
  6. Pour the oats evenly onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet (helpful if it has sides).
  7. Bake the oats for 5 minutes, and then stir them around. Return to the oven for 5-7 more minutes. Watch closely so it won’t burn.
  8. Pour the granola and onto a piece of wax paper to cool. Spread it out into a thin layer, about 1/4 inch thick.
  9. After it cools completely, break the granola into clusters and store in an airtight container.


Notes

I bought a big bag of roasted, salted sunflower seeds (without the shell) at Trader Joe’s for about $7 and I’ve been adding them to yogurt, salads, and pretty much just eating them by the handful!