Easy Pumpkin Spice Granola

Top of the morning to you! (Well, I guess it's not the "top" of the morning per se, but you get the point.) Sorry it's been a minute since we caught up - it has been busy here! Lots and lots of exciting things coming to #Mogblog v soon. (Wish I could tell you more, but STAY TUNED!)

Anyway, in honor of these busy times - as we all tend to find ourselves having more and more of as the holidays approach - I wanted to share a quick an easy seasonal recipe that is perfect for your days on the go. Presenting: Pumpkin Spice Granola. So easy, so convenient, so much better than you'd buy in a store. Eat some on yogurt or with milk in the morning, or take it with you and eat a handful while you're running errands. Or, if you have a little extra time, bake up a batch of pumpkin granola muffins with it. (I personally love Laura Vitale's recipe.)

All you need to do to make this scrum-diddly-umptious granola is combine 2 cups of old fashioned oats, 1 cup of sliced almonds, 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds, a couple tablespoons of brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle over a pinch of salt and set aside. In a glass measuring cup, whisk together 1/4 cup each of honey and vegetable oil with a splash of vanilla (again, I never measure my vanilla) and fold this mixture into your dry ingredients. Spread the granola evenly in a baking pan and bake at 300 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes, giving it a stir every 10 minutes or so. When it's removed from the oven and cooled slightly, feel free to mix in any dried fruit you may like (I added about a half cup of dried cranberries) and enjoy! 

There you have it. Couldn't be simpler, and quite satisfying, too! Now if you'll excuse me, I have some errands to run. (He said while stuffing his face with homemade granola.) Catch you later! x