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.