Pumpkin spice chocolate chip granola

My favourite season of all is officially here. I love Autumn. I love the colours of the leaves, the cooler weather, making warming soups, cosy jumpers and pumpkin spice lattes. This crunchy granola has plenty of Autumnal flavours in the form of pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin seeds and walnuts. Not forgetting a generous handful of chocolate chips. Chocolate is always a good thing at any time of year!

I love this granola with natural yogurt and fruit. Or just as it is, eaten in snatched handfuls whenever I pass the jar! 

Pumpkin spice chocolate chip granola

350g rolled oats

125g walnuts

50g pumpkin seeds

50g brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

100g pumpkin puree (I use Libbys, the only brand I can ever find in the shops)

3 tbsp vegetable oil

80ml maple syrup 

100g dried cranberries

100g dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180C.  In a small pan, melt together the pumpkin puree, oil and maple syrup. Take off the heat and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, spices, seeds and nuts. Pour over the melted mixture and mix very well together. Pour this onto a deep baking tray/tin and spread out evenly. You may need to use two trays depending on their size. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the granola is golden and crunchy.  Remove from the oven and leave to go completely cold before stirring in the cranberries and chocolate chips. 

This granola will keep for a couple of weeks in an airtight jar. 


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