Simplest Apple Pumpkin Granola

IMG_2540 I want  to make something tasty and fast and just for me. I don't want to worry about making anyone happy besides me.  I don't want to make a mess of my super clean kitchen.

A simple granola. I want to toast a handful of oats and mix it with some chunks of apple and enough pumpkin puree to bind it together. I want to just toss in some cinnamon and a pinch of allspice.

I made just enough for me. And besides, everyone is eating a shit ton of halloween candy.


I forgot the oat bran in the picture.… I wanted a little more heft to the granola,  and I just happen to notice it on the shelf when I was mixing this stuff up.

This is a guide line recipe. Do whatever feels right to you.. Add more sweet.. add some nuts… hell, add some chocolate chips if you want.

Simplest Apple Pumpkin Granola

  • 1 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of oat or wheat bran
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • tablespoon cinnamon(more or less depending on your taste for it)
  • a pinch or two of allspice
  •  tablespoon of honey or maple if you want a little sweetness

Grate the apple into a bowl. Mix in pumpkin, spices and sweetener if you are using some.. Now add the oats and bran. Stir it all up. If it seems dry and crumply, add a tablespoon or two or water. Just enough were it all kind of sticks together.

Stick it on a greased cookie sheet or a parchment line cookie sheet and bake at 375 for about 45 minute. If you prefer a crunchier texture, bake for closer to an hour…. just keep your eye on it. Let it cool down for a few minutes before handling it, and then just eat it, and don't share with anyone because sometimes you shouldn't have to share… Let them make there own.