I have a super easy and delicious pumpkin spice granola recipe to share today. But first let’s talk about why being an adult is the worst…
Earlier today I found a chunk of a wasp nest in the patio… by stepping on it! What the heck?!
Luckily I think the wasps moved to a new, updated place probably closer to the ocean and it was empty. I’m kinda upset that I’m an adult (up for debate) and had to throw it away myself. When did I sign up for that? I want a recount on whoever voted for me to be President of Bug Killing in my condo!! I resign.
But I did it and at least I was brave.
Even though I really wanted to be like this…
Now I’m sipping tea and relaxing. Oh, and I’m playing hide-n-seek with Vegas.
Earlier today (before the wasp debacle) I thought up an idea for a healthier, lowfat version of granola. I LOVE granola. I lalalalove all granola. It’s one of those foods I just can’t stop myself from devouring until it’s all gone. The bad thing is, most of the time granola is a very high calorie food. This means a small portion like 1/4 cup is supposed to be a serving.
So, I threw together this recipe without oil to keep it lower fat than most. This way you can control how much fat goes into it based on how much nuts you add. Instead of oil I used pumpkin for moisture and a layer of flavor.
Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe
- 1.5 cups oats
- 1/3 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or sf maple syrup
- 1/4 cup each: walnuts, raisins, craisins, almonds
- dash salt
- pumpkin pie spice for days (a lot)
Directions: Heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times during the process. I cooked it on a non-stick sprayed pan. Let cool. Enjoy!
I can predict I’ll be having a pumpkin spice granola parfait for breakfast today!
I used this pumpkin yogurt from Trader Joe’s. It’s good!
Don’t forget to be FEARLESS today! #PassItOn
Question: Do you kill the bugs or delegate or live with them?
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