{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Monday, October 25, 2010

So “Granola” of Me!

Oct 22-25 076My new favorite recipe blog is this cute one of a Mommy cooking with her little man. And, when I found this recipe on her site, I couldn’t wait to try it!  Who knew it was so easy to make your own granola!? I have a feeling I’ll be trying lots of variations! And, I have a feeling that this tub is going to be gone before you know it…because Q and I both LOVE it!

By the way…my storage container is the rolled oats can that I covered with fun paper! Quick, easy and fun! :) I actually think it would make a thoughtful little gift! :)

Pumpkin Pie Granola Recipe

1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup 100% pure canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup golden raisins 
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chocolate covered sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Combine oats, almonds and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Stir well and then toss with the honey, water, oil and pumpkin until everything is moist. Spread it out on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes and then use a spatula to stir up granola so that it bakes evenly. Cook for another 15 minutes and stir again. Cook for 10 more minutes or until everything is beginning to look toasty and brown. Remove from oven and stir in dried cranberries, raisins, and sunflower seeds. Cool completely on the cookie sheet before storing in airtight container or bags.Oct 22-25 073Oct 22-25 074

1 comment:

Sara said...

I love the packaging! The granola looks yummy too. I give homemade granola as gifts sometimes and it is well received.