A Healthy Recipe From Our Partners At Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers
Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Granola
PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 350 DEGREES
PREPARE THE DRY INGREDIENTS:
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup quinoa (uncooked)
- 1/2 cup raw pecans (chopped)
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 2 Tbsp flax seeds (or ground flax seeds)
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Place in a large bowl and stir to combine.
PREPARE THE WET INGREDIENTS:
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 6 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 4 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Add to a small bowl and stir to combine. Pour over the dry ingredient mixture and stir until everything is well coated. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and stir, bake another 10 minutes, stir, then bake 5 minutes more until granola is lightly browned. It will get crisper as it cools.
ADD THE CHOCOLATE:
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
When granola is cool, add chocolate chips and stir to combine. Store in a sealed container.
Pumpkin pie spice is a combination of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, use about 1/2 tsp of each of these spices