I grew up eating my mom’s granola for breakfast. Mom is an amazing granola connoisseur! My husband loves eating granola for breakfast, lunch, supper, midnight snack or whenever (ha!) and he’s been asking for me to make a fresh batch.
So, I put my love for this Autumn season to work and came up with a wonderful Autumn Spice variation to my mom’s tried and true granola recipe.
Autumn Spice Granola
- 7 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup flax seeds or wheat germ
- 1 cup nuts (I use walnuts or pecans.)
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 T. cinnamon
- 1 t. salt
- 1 1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie mix!)
- 1/4 cup cinnamon apple sauce
- 1 generous T. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup craisins
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix liquid ingredients and pour over dry. (I usually measure and mix the liquid ingredients in a 2-cup measuring cup.) Stir until well coated.
Place granola mixture into two lightly sprayed 9×13 baking dishes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes; stir and add craisins. Bake another 20-25 minutes or until evenly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container.
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
*Note: This recipe would make wonderful homemade Christmas gifts for family and friends!
Do you make homemade granola for your family?