Pumpkin Spice Granola

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

Summary

Yield
Cups
SourceRecipe adapted from sallysbakingaddition.com.
Prep time45 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

A delicious autumn granola, just baking it will make your kitchen warm and cozy. Perfect to give to a friend as a “just-because” gift!

Ingredients

3 3/4 cups
oats, rolled (old-fashioned )
1/3 cup
coconut, unsweetened (flaked)
1/4 cup
coconut, unsweetened (shredded)
2/3 cup
pumpkin seeds
2/3 cup
pecans
1/3 cup
quinoa (uncooked (red is great for color))
1 tablespoon
cinnamon, ground
2 teaspoons
pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon
salt
3  
egg white (large)
1/2 cup
pumpkin pureé
1/2 cup
maple syrup
1/4 cup
coconut oil (melted)
3 tablespoons
brown sugar (packed)
1  
vanilla bean (sliced lengthwise and scraped, or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
2/3 cup
cranberries, dried

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Line two large baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. (Alternatively, line baking sheets with tin foil and brush with coconut oil.) Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss the oats, coconut, pumpkin seeds, pecans, quinoa, cinnamon, spices, and salt together until combined.  Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites for about 1 minute.  Whisk in the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla until smooth and combined. Pour over dry ingredients and mix until everything is moistened. Spread onto two baking sheets and bake each batch for 40 minutes, making sure to stir the granola every 10-15 minutes to prevent burning.  Allow granola to cool for 20 minutes on the baking sheets. This will help it get crunchier. Pour into a large bowl and add the dried cranberries. Cover tightly and store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. The granola will lose its crunch overtime because of the pumpkin.