Pumpkin Granola

I think I've mentioned before in this post and this one that we LOVE granola. Store bought varieties are often filled with random ingredients so we make our own. It is really so simple and so yummy. I try to always have it on hand because Sweet P and I both love it for breakfast.

Auntie Kannon is visiting so we decided to be adventurous and try making pumpkin granola! I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it's delish. Here's what my little helper and I did:

The Recipe: Pumpkin Granola

What you need:
7 to 9 cups of oats
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c honey
1/2 c pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place oats and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour olive oil, honey, pumpkin and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk until combined. Pour half of the honey mixture on top of the oats, turn the oats over and add the other half. Combine with your hands (it works better than a spoon) until well coated (this is messy, but OH so fun!).

Dump the oats onto 2 cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, then stir and return to oven. Bake for 7 minutes, stir and return to the oven for 5 more minutes. Oats will be somewhat moist until they dry after baking. Allow to cool completely, stir in raisins and store in an airtight container.

Eat with milk, yogurt or ice cream! YUM!