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Pumpkin Granola for a Healthy Calorie Boost






Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup oat flour (oats processed in a high speed blender)

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

  • 2-1/2 cups nut blend of choice (cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, pecans, etc), semi chopped

  • ½ cup dried apricots, diced

  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 3 Tbsp Trader Joes pumpkin butter (to make your own combine 2 Tbsp canned pumpkin with 3 Tbsp honey and 1-2 tbsp pumpkin spice)

  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup

  • 2 Tbsp almond butter (you can sub with cashew or peanut butter)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl mix together oats, nuts, cinnamon, salt, chia seeds, and dried apricots.

  3. In a microwave safe bowl add coconut oil, and nut butter. Microwave for 1 minute, stir 1/2 way. Add in maple syrup, vanilla, and pumpkin butter. Stir until well combined.

  4. Add wet ingredients to dry. Mix until everything is well combined. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Add granola on baking sheet.

  5. Place in oven for 40 minutes, stir 1/2 way through. Remove from oven. Allow granola to fully cool before storing.




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