Crunchy Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola (gluten-free + vegan)

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Yields 2.5 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 3 tablespoons Garden of Life Raw Organics™ Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoonsGarden of Life®s Raw Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons creamy nut butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper
  2. In a small sauce pan, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, pumpkin puree, almond butter and vanilla extract and turn to medium heat stir the ingredients together as they melt
  3. Remove from heat
  4. In a large bowl, mix together oats, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon
  5. Pour wet pumpkin mixture over the dry ingredients and evenly mix so the oats are coated well
  6. Pour onto baking tray and bake in oven for 30 minutes (shaking the tray after 15 minutes or so!)
  7. Store in airtight container on countertop for a week or in the fridge/freezer for longer!

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