Inspired to eat things I love again (without obsessing over macros), I got craving granola. I LOVE LOVE LOVE granola but can never find just the right flavors to make me happy.
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 cup apple sauce
- 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- and whatever else your heart desires!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients very well in a big mixing bowl. You want to be sure that everything is saturated.
Spray non-stick spray on two cookie sheets, divide the granola between the two sheets and spread in a thin layer. Put on top and bottom racks in oven and bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, mix granola and switch racks when you put it back in the oven. Repeat every 5-10 minutes – mixing and switching racks – until it’s all dry and golden brown.
Store in an airtight jar. Enjoy over yogurt (I have a big tub of coconut yogurt waiting!)