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Easy Homemade Pumpkin-Apple Granola

This past summer, I had the opportunity to work at a camp in Maine. While there I met Ruth, who shared with me her famous granola recipe. She mentioned that she often prepares the wet ingredients in bulk and then freezers it in various containers and/or bags. This inspired me to make it at home and freeze the wet ingredients in one of my Souper Cubes® trays. I cannot wait to have this treat throughout the fall. My favorite part is that this recipe easily divides into 4 batches (1 batch = 3 cups of oats), which lets me change and customize the granola each time. 

For the first batch of granola, I used oats, almonds, pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips. My favorite is using this granola for breakfast/snacks with a bowl of yogurt and honey.

Full recipe below.

Step 1: Gather and prep Ingredients

Step 2: Mix all wet ingredients together in a bowl

Put everything but the oats, nuts, fruits, and/or chocolate chips in a bowl.

Step 3: Spread mix evenly in a single Souper Cubes® tray

For this recipe, I was able to make 4 cubes, each a ¾ cup.

Step 4: When you're ready to make the granola, defrost a single cube and add dry ingredients. Mix together.

You can defrost the cube in either a mug in the microwave or on the stove top. For this recipe, I added 3 cups of oats, a ½ cup of sliced almonds, a ½ cup of chopped pecans, and a ½ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened).

If you're going to add chocolate or dried fruit, mix it in after you've baked the granola. Make sure you let it cool before mixing together. I prefer mini chocolate chips to regular ones.

Step 5: Preheat oven to 325°F, then bake 30 minutes

I put my granola on parchment paper to make the cleanup easier. I also stirred the granola after 15 minutes.

Step 6: Enjoy!

This is great as a bowl of cereal or on top of yogurt! 

Easy Homemade Granola with Pumpkin Puree and Apple Sauce

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1-15oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 1½ cups of apple sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of oil (I used coconut oil)
  • ¾ cup of brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • Rolled Oats (see directions below for instructions)
  • Optional Add-Ons: sliced almonds, chopped pecans, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, etc

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix pumpkin puree, apple sauce, oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Distribute wet mix evenly in a single Souper Cubes® tray. This will yield 4 cubes that are roughly ¾ cup each. Freeze.
  3. When you're ready to make the granola, defrost 1 cube (in either a microwave or stovetop). Add 3 cups of rolled oats plus any of the optional add-ons. For my granola, I added a ½ cup of sliced almonds, ½ cup  of chopped pecans, and a ½ cup of shredded coconut. Once its finished baking, let the granola cool and add any dried fruit or chocolate. 

Don't forget to check out some of our other Souper Cubes® friendly recipes

Ready to kickstart your fall season with homemade granola? Start by making the sauce ahead of time and freeze in your Souper Cubes® tray

 

 


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