Last month, I made some homemade chewy cinnamon raisin granola bars, and I swear that I’ve been thinking about them ever since we finished them (which didn’t take very long…they were SO GOOD). So when I was trying to think of something to make for this month’s Pinterest Remakes blog hop, my mind immediately went to granola.
I had picked up some pumpkin seeds at the grocery store last week, so I headed over to Pinterest to find a pumpkin seed granola that was relatively healthy and looked like something I’d eat. I ended up finding a pumpkin spice granola which didn’t have pumpkin seeds in it…yet. I changed the recipe around just a little (by adding pumpkin seeds and flaxseed meal and reducing the sugar a little) and was completely smitten with the results.
Already, I have grabbed small handfuls of granola to snack on, I’ve added it to the top of pudding, and my husband has already talked about replacing his normal cereal with this granola. Because there’s just a small amount of sugar in this recipe and it’s filled with relatively healthy.
And I’ve already got plans to make more of it. In fact, I think I might have to get serious about trying several granola variations. I’m totally hooked on coconut oil granolas!
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 heaping tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1 1/2 heaping teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350° degrees.
- Mix oats, chopped pecans, brown sugar, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a medium bowl; stir to combine.
- In a small microwaveable bowl, heat honey and coconut oil on medium heat for 40-60 seconds. Stir in vanilla extract.
- Pour the hot honey mixture over the oat and nuts mixture, and stir so that the dry ingredients are evenly coated with the wet ingredients.
- Spread the granola mixture evenly onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat.
- Bake the oats at 350° for about 5 minutes; stir. Bake for another 5-7 minutes.
- After granola has cooled, break it into pieces and store in an airtight container.
See the original recipe that I based this Pinterest Remake on here.
For more Pinterest Remakes, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Fall centerpiece in less than 5 minutes by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Garden fresh, creamy tomato basil soup by Oh So Savvy Mom
- Candy corn wreath by Upstate Ramblings
- Spaghetti squash pizza boats by Homemaking Hacks
- Apple pecan stuffing recipe by A Mom’s Take
- Pumpkin scones by Jennifer Sikora
- Pumpkin cream cheese muffins by Mom Does it All
- French onion soup by OurFamilyWorld
- Mummy Halloween pumpkin centerpiece by Simply Southern Mom
- Coffee rub burgers by Roasted Beanz
- Rustic twig star wreath by Sweet Lil You
- Buffalo chicken deviled eggs by Home and Garden Cafe
- Pumpkin marshmallow M&M blondies by Simply Mindy
- Honey lavender cupcakes by How Was Your Day?
- Mini chocolate apple pops by 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom
- Spaghetti and meatball muffins by Mom Always Finds Out
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