Maple Pumpkin Seed Granola

A simple snack or a crunchy topping for yogurt parfaits, this recipe uses the delicious flavors of cinnamon and maple to complement the light flavor of rolled oats.

However, there is an added richness and nutritional value that comes from the addition of hemp hearts, flax seed, and pumpkin seeds to the mix.

This recipe can also be easily modified – switch out the pumpkin seeds for almonds or the maple for honey.

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Yield: 10 servings

Maple Pumpkin Seed Granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup Hemp Hearts
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 pinches cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup cold-pressed canola oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover a baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper.
  2. Toss the oats, flax seed, hemp hearts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and oat bran together in a large bowl. In a separate, small bowl, whisk together the salt, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, and canola oil. Pour the oil mixture onto the oat mixture and stir until evenly combined.
  3. Spread the mixture in one even layer on the baking tray. Insert into the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring 2 to 3 times during the baking process to make sure the mixture is evenly browned. Remove and let cool before storing.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 404Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 0mgSodium 405mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 7gSugar 11gProtein 11g
Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at www.samanthalowe.com/blog. A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.

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