Pumpkin Spice Granola with Chia & Almonds

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Pumpkin Spice Granola with Chia & Almonds
This is my "Big Batch" Granola that I make when we run out. Granola is one of the things I learned to make years ago when I realized how much sugar is in the store-bought stuff. Pumpkin has it's own sweetness and is a good source of Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. Chia Seeds are added as they are rich in fiber, heart-healthy omega-3 fats, protein and vitamins including manganese, phosphorus, copper, selenium, iron, magnesium and calcium. 1/2 cup over our favorite yogurt or just with some Almond Milk is a family favorite and a highly satisfying start to the day. It's great for a quick breakfast as you're headed out the door too! I add the chia seed and chopped almonds to the liquid ingredients so they better stick to the oatmeal. Otherwise they often end up at the bottom of the granola bin.
Cuisine: Traditional Recipes
Servings: 1 Batch
Calories: 7928 kcal
Author: Tara Wright
Ingredients
  • 15 oz pumpkin (2 cans)
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 1/2 cup Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 cup Almonds (chopped)
  • 1 cup Chia Seed
Optional
  • 4 cups raisins
  • 4 cups Dried Cranberries
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup nuts (chopped, of any kind)
Instructions
  1. Combine the above ingredients and mix into Oatmeal.
  2. Bake at 250 Degrees for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
  3. Reduce oven temp to 200 degrees and cook 2-3 more hours, stirring every 30 minutes until the granola is dry and crunchy. Cooking times will depend on humidity level. Our granola cooks much quicker in the winter as compared to our humid summer months.
  4. Once your granola has finished cooking, allow to cool and then mix in the optional items
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Granola with Chia & Almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 7928 Calories from Fat 3024
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 336g 517%
Saturated Fat 132g 660%
Sodium 367mg 15%
Potassium 11994mg 343%
Total Carbohydrates 1271g 424%
Dietary Fiber 184g 736%
Sugars 546g
Protein 100g 200%
Vitamin A 725.9%
Vitamin C 93.8%
Calcium 217.3%
Iron 323.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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