I made this for my in-laws and my father-in-law loved it!
- 1 1/4 cup oats
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup walnuts and/or pecans, roughly chopped or torn
- 4 TB butter
- 4-5 TB maple syrup
- 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
*this recipe can easily be doubled for a larger batch
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Add oats and salt to a sheet pan or skillet and toast for 10 minutes.
While the oats are toasting, melt the butter over very low heat. Once melted, add the maple syrup, pumpkin purée, cinnamon and vanilla and stir to combine well. Remove from the heat.
After the 10 minutes, remove the oats and salt from the oven, add the walnuts or pecans and pour the maple syrup/butter mixture over the oats. Stir to combine very well. You want all the oats and nuts covered in the syrup mixture. Put the pan or skillet back in the oven for 25 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.
Remove the granola from the oven and stir around in the pan/skillet, so it doesn’t stick. Stir every 10 minutes until the granola comes to room temperature.