The reward for a single afternoon spent cooking can be an entire week of faster, easier meals. But don’t limit your menu to packable lunches and quick-to-reheat dinners. Time is often tightest first thing in the morning when everyone’s scrambling to get out the door—so let breakfast take care of itself with this healthy homemade granola. Pumpkin spice is never out of season! And with millet, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat and other grains, plus crunchy seeds and sense-awakening seasonings, your first meal of the day may just be your best!
1-Hour Homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola
½ cup oat flour
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
¼ cup quinoa
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups quick-cooking oats
6 Tbsp. brown rice flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
¼ cup whole grain millet
¼ cup buckwheat
¼ cup whole grain amaranth
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
3 Tbsp. oil
2 Tbsp. coconut butter, melted (or, additional oil)
6 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
¼ cup coconut palm sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
- Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray.
- In large bowl, combine pumpkin seeds through oat flour, coating seeds well.
- In another bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Combine mixtures and stir well, then spread on baking sheet.
- Bake granola for 50 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes until granola is golden brown in color.
- Remove granola from oven and let cool.
- Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature