Pumpkin Spice Granola

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Pumpkin and granola…need I say more???

  • 2 1/2 cups whole oats

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, in liquid form

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons of natural sugar

  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 cup raisins, dried cherries, or cranberries

Place oats, coconut, seeds, sugar, and pie spice into a large baking dish (bigger than 9×13). Stir together. In a bowl, pour in syrup, applesauce, oil, and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix with hands until all the dry ingredients are coated. Bake in a 350 oven for 30 min. stirring at the halfway point. Add in the dried fruit of your choice, stir, and bake an additional 15 min. Pull out of oven and allow to cool completely.

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