Pumpkin Granola Recipe and Other Bake Sale Goodies

This recipe has been bugging me to make it for weeks.

When I found out that they needed some baked goodies for the yard sale I figured that granola would be an easy thing to make and yield allot of little bags to sell.

In addition to the granola I also made a Dutch Apple Pie, Dutch Cran-Apple Pie, and Maple Caramel Tart.

I also attempted caramel apples.... but that was a big FAIL... after 30 minutes the caramel litterally slid off the apples into a big blob at the bottom.... not sure what went wrong there!

Apples about 5 minutes into the caramel slide...

Now because I did so much baking in one afternoon I did not take the greatest pictures... But this Pumpkin Granola recipe is a WINNER! It is low fat and low sugar!

Pumpkin Granola
Yeilds about 8 servings


3 1/2 cup rolled oats ( I used old fashioned)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries (craisins)

Pre heat Oven to 325

In a large mixing bowl mix oats with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.

In a smaller mixing bowl whisk pumpkin, maple, and vanilla together. Fold into the oat mixture.

Spread onto a cookie sheet and place in the oven, taking it out ever 15-20 minutes to stir.

About 30 minutes into the baking take out and toss in walnuts.

Return to  oven cooking for another 15-30 minutes. When its nice and crisp it is done. My batch baked for a total of 60 minutes.

After it has cooled mix in your dried cranberries, store in an air tight container for up to a week.


  1. So easy - but looks so tasty! And sorry about the caramel apples, things like that happen to me all the time.

  2. I was told one time to boil water, then dip the apples in and right back out of the water, store bought apples have a light coating of wax on them. This takes it off. I've had it happen to me a couple times.

  3. Thanks for the tip Cindy I will have to try it again!!

  4. I've been looking for a good granola recipe! I'll have to give this one a try. I'm planning on making caramel apples with the kids this weekend - I've not had this happen before, but it wouldn't surprise me (I have lots of kitchen disasters!)

  5. Cute packaging! This sounds like a delicious granola recipe. Thanks for sharing it!