Pumpkin Spice Granola
  • 3½ cups rolled oats
  • 1½ cups puffed rice cereal
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats and puffed rice cereal.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin pie spice, salt, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Stir until evenly coated. Spread the oat mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes. Using a large spatula, turn over the granola.
  5. Sprinkle the pecans on top of the oat mixture and bake for another 15 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  6. Allow the granola to cool completely on the pan or a wire rack. Break up the granola as desired and add the dried cranberries. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Spoonful of Flour at http://www.spoonfulofflour.com/2013/09/pumpkin-spice-granola.html