I’m delighted to have a special lady stop by the Tavern on Friday Feast. She can’t stay long since she’s off to work at the Blushing Rose Bakery. However, Eve Brannigan has consented to share one of her favorite recipes. She loves to munch on this while she’s creating a tasty new treat for the bakery.
MM: Welcome, Eve! I’m so happy you could join us and share your recipe for Pumpkin Granola!
EB: Hello all! (Waving to everyone) Ooo…it smells wonderful in the tavern. I hope you enjoy the granola. Though it’s summertime, I have an endless list of tasks and baking at the Blushing Rose. In addition, I have an extremely demanding boss.
MM: I believe most of us can relate to those types of bosses, Eve. Wishing you all the best, wherever your path may lead…
EB: Thank you! I’m getting anxious about the upcoming contest. So many plans and I still haven’t decided on my entries. Have a wonderful day everyone!
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Eve Brannigan’s Pumpkin Granola
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup sliced almonds
½ cup pecan pieces
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plain pumpkin puree
½ cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper or coat the pan with your choice of non-stick spray. Place oats, almonds, pecans, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a large bowl. Stir to mix.
Combine pumpkin puree, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla. Stir well.
Add pumpkin mixture to oat mixture and combine well. Spread in prepared baking pan.
Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Continue to bake for 10 more minutes but be careful mixture doesn’t burn.
Remove from oven and cool completely.
***Note: Feel free to substitute your own favorite nuts and/or dried fruit. I love to toss in cranberries after the granola has cooled.