Pumpkin Pie Granola - a great Fall gift idea


One of my favorite breakfast foods is granola. It is super easy to make, yummy over yogurt or on it's own in a bowl of milk, and makes a great gift!

You can exchange the ingredients in the recipe to a point to get the taste you are after. Since it is October, I was created Pumpkin Pie Granola and it is scrumptious!

We are going to visit friends this weekend, so I thought a jar of homemade granola would make a great gift to take to give to our friends.

*Note - Do not add the raisins (or dried fruit you want to use in your granola) until after the baking process. They will burn and you will be picking them out of your granola every time you stir it.*

Pumpkin Pie Granola

Ingredients

9 cups Oatmeal
1 stick Butter
1 cup Honey
1 cup Almonds, chopped
1 cup Raisins
1 cup shredded Coconut
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spices

 Directions

Get out all your ingredients and utensils you will need.





Set oven to 350 degrees.


Melt your butter and whisk in the honey.


Put all your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl except for the raisins.


Add your honey/butter mixture to the oatmeal mixture and stir until completely mixed.


Put wet granola mixture into a large pan. I use a turkey pan.
Once oven is heated, put granola in to bake for 15 mins.




Granola should look slightly toasted. Stir to turn granola over in pan.
Put granola back into the oven for 10 mins.
Stir again.
Bake for another 10 mins.
By now the granola should be completely toasted
on both sides throughout the mixture.
Add the raisins and let the granola cool on the counter top, stirring often.
Cover it with a cloth while it cools.



Store your granola in a tight container.
I should make 11 cups.
I put my granola into a glass canning jar with a lid
and added a crocheted ribbon for a fall decoration.

Makes a yummy gift!








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