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February 13, 2018

Basic Pumpkin Seed & Cinnamon Granola | In My Home

Raise your hand if you’re “not a breakfast eater”, but ya have a husband who is and a toddler who is allllllways wanting snacks. That’s me, heyoooo! So I adapted this SUPER simple basic granola recipe and decided to spruce it up a bit, but still keep it super easy and adaptable! In the future, I’d probably add more chopped nuts, dried fruits or puffed rice for texture & flavor. And maybe a little nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice! What I love most about this recipe is how versatile it can be. It’s a great base and you can pretty much add/take out what you don’t want and it’s still tasty and satisfies your sweet tooth. It’s the perfect afternoon snack, mid morning breakfast, road trip snack, etc. It’s so yummy!!

Aaaand I wanted to give ya one of my fav granola tips to achieve those yummy granola chunks!

Make sure to let the granola cool completely before breaking apart! It’ll come out of the oven soft, but as it cools it will be crunchy and break into the perfect snackable chunks!


Basic Pumpkin Seed & Cinnamon Granola

+ 8 cups old fashioned organic, gluten free oats

+ 2 cups pumpkin seeds

+ 3/4 cup coconut sugar  (if you eat refined sugar, you can sub this with brown sugar!)

+ 2 tsp cinnamon

+ 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or butter

+ 2/3 cup honey

+ 3 egg whites

+ 1/4 cup ground flaxseed

1/4 cup shredded coconut

In a large bowl, combine oats, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, coconut sugar, flaxseed and coconut. Stir to combine. In a small saucepan, warm coconut oil with honey. In another bowl, lightly whisk egg whites. Once warm, pour coconut oil & honey over the ingredients and add egg whites. Pour over two lightly greased cookie sheets and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from oven, it’ll still be soft, and let cool completely before breaking apart! It’ll get crunchy and stick together as it cools! Mix in dried fruit and store in airtight container for 2 weeks.

Serving suggestions :

+ over plain greek yogurt with coconut nectar and fresh berries

+ over baked apples with vanilla ice cream

+ with cold milk and fresh blueberries

+ by itself as a quick on the go snack!