I can’t get enough of the pumpkin flavor. When the temperatures are going back up, I need to grab on to something that says it’s Fall. So canned pumpkin it is. And I have gone to town. When I open a can of pumpkin, I try to make a few things so it doesn’t go to waste. One can goes a long way! Here are two recipes.
- 2.5 C old fashioned oats
- 1/2 C slivered almonds
- 2.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 C brown sugar
- 1/4 C flax seeds (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 C maple syrup
- 1/2 C canned pumpkin
- 2 T applesauce
- 1/2 C mixed dried fruit (I did apricots, raisins, cherries)
- Preheat the oven to 350*.
- Coat a baking sheet with Pam.
- Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in another. Leave dried fruit out for now.
- Add wet to dry and stir well.
- Add dried fruit and mix.
- Spread over baking sheet evenly and break up clumps.
- Cook for 30 minutes, flipping the granola every 12-15 minutes.
- Let cool completely…unless you sneak a bite.
This granola is so addictive! I have been eating it by itself, over yogurt or cottage cheese, or over oatmeal (next recipe below). I like that it doesn’t have oil or added sugars, instead getting its sweetness from applesauce, brown sugar, and maple syrup.
Granola with yogurt, Fiber One, and berries:
Triple Pumpkin Hot Oatmeal
- 1/4 C Scottish oats (you can use any type of oat)
- 1 C water
- 1/4 C almond milk
- 1/2 smashed banana
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 T canned pumpkin
- pinch salt
- 2 T raisins
- topped with Pumpkin Granola and drizzle maple syrup
These instructions work for every stovetop oatmeal recipe I make now.
- Bring water to a boil.
- Add oats and whisk well.
- Add milk, spices, smashed banana, raisins. Let cook for five minutes.
- Add pumpkin puree and let cook for five more minutes.
- Pour into bowl and top with granola and syrup.
The “triple” is canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and Pumpkin Granola. This was a very hearty and savory breakfast and not too sweet. I actually don’t think pumpkin is sweet on its own. And I love raisins in oatmeal because they plump up so nicely.