I recently received several great cookbook for my birthday and Christmas and I started to tear into them last night. I discovered this recipe and tweaked it and made it my own to suit my family. They loved it and I loved making it. Super easy and extremely flavorful.
*Adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen
2.5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup of maple syrup
1/3 cup of pumpkin puree
2 cups of old fashioned oats
1/2 cup of slivered, toasted almonds
1 tablespoon of flax seed meal
3 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup of dried cherries (raisins, cranberries etc. would work)
Preheat the oven to 325 and place a Silpat on your baking sheet and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, 1/2 tsp of salt, pumpkin pie spice, syrup and puree and whisk together. Then add the oats, almonds, flax, & sesame seeds until evenly coated.
Spread the mixture evenly out on your baking sheet (try not to overlap as you want the granola to get nice and crispy). Bake for 40-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 3-4 minutes then sprinkle two pinches of salt and mix in your dried fruit of choice. Store in a tupperware container. Makes 3 cups.