Sorry if I confused you – no, it is not Thanksgiving. Yes, it still is the month of July. And yet, I’m talking pumpkin today.
Don’t get me wrong, I so look forward to the first spotting of summer corn and biting into a juicy red tomato – there really is nothing like summer produce! But when it comes to this granola, there is just no way I can wait until the month of October to enjoy.
Canned pumpkin and apple sauce act to bind together the oats, nuts, and seeds so there is no need for any additional oil in this recipe. Maple syrup and brown sugar add sweetness and cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice give it a delicious warm flavour.
I think you will love this healthy fall twist on the classic granola. Eat it straight up, with some milk, or build a fruit and yogurt parfait for breakfast or a snack.
So pretend it’s October, only with beautiful summer weather and crack open a can of pumpkin and enjoy a fall flavoured treat!