This Fall Spiced Granola is the perfect way to start your day in the Fall season. Oh, and it’ll make your kitchen smell AMAZING.
You know when you’ve been buying something your whole life that’s decently expensive but you ignored/justified it because you loved that thing so much but then you realized it was super easy to make yourself so you did a major face palm?
That’s totally me with granola. I mean, I’m not going to stop buying it, but I am definitely going to make it more. IT’S SO EASY. And I’m not sure what took me so long to just make it myself. This isn’t my first time making it, but I don’t make it that often. When I do, I’m all like…
I love this granola because it’s warmth is overwhelming and the spices used will transport you to Fall, no matter what time of year. It contains my favorite spices, and it’s so versatile! I named it “Fall Spiced Granola” because the spices used are traditionally used for baking in the Fall season, but you can transform this granola into whatever you want. Add in some dried fruit, your favorite nuts, some superfood seeds, whatever you want.
I included some quinoa because I love the crunch of uncooked quinoa in granola; it just adds another dimension to the flavor and texture profile.
My personal favorite ways to eat granola are straight out of the bag like a savage, on top of smoothies, and with milk. I am a sucker for a big bowl of granola and milk.
This granola also makes a great gift in cute mason jars (as pictured above)! I would totally jar this up, tie some cute ribbon around the jar, and give it to friends and neighbors as a ‘just because’ gift.
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp ginger
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and prepare a baking sheet.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Lay granola out on baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring granola every 15 minutes.
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