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Hubby usually buys a bag or two of granola that he brings to work, but I try to have some homemade for home. I only make a cup or two at a time because it’s so easy to make. Any seed, nut, or dried fruit is a great way to change up the flavor. I also have a supply of flavored EVOO and balsamics that add depth. I’m still on the pumpkin kick and wondered if the pumpkin syrup I used for hot oatmeal would work. I simplified it a bit for this.

pumpkin granolaPumpkin Granola

What you need:

What you do:

  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In lg bowl combine oats, seeds and coconut.
  • In sm bowl, whisk together oil, syrup, spices, balsamic, salt, and pumpkin.
  • Add oil mixture to dry, toss to coat evenly.
  • Place on baking sheet in single layer.
  • Bake about 20 min or until golden brown, turning over halfway.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Add cherries and mix.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Store in airtight container.