Easy to make granola with a touch of pumpkin spice for the season!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword granola, pumpkin spice
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 3hours
2cupsrolled oatsnot quick cooking
Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a 8 x12 inch baking sheet with vegetable spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
Spread the oats and pecans in an even layer on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Set aside.
Reduce the oven temperature to 300°.
In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and salt. Set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, honey and brown sugar, stirring constantly until the butter has melted and the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the vanilla and the spice mixture and set aside.
Transfer the oats and pecans to a large bowl. Add the wheat germ, pumpkin seeds and golden raisins and toss to combine. Pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture and stir until well coated. Pour the granola mixture into the prepared pan and press evenly and firmly into the pan. Bake the granola for 25-30 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature -- at least 2-3 hours.
Remove from the pan and cut into bars or squares. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.