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Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Sensation Week: Day 3

Kid-friendly and easy to snack on. This granola mix will help keep your energy up without compromising your waist line. Feed it to kids in the morning if they are feeling extra groggy or if they need a quick pick-me up during the late afternoon. Family and Friends will love it as well at any holiday gathering. 





Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seed (saved from when we made Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Cups Plain Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Almonds
  • 2 tbsp Milled Flax Seed
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 sachet Chai Tea
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil


Hardware
Large Mixing Bowl
Small Mixing Bowl
Cookie Sheet
Small Pot or Skillet
Measuring cup, tsp, tbsp
Mixing Spoon
Aluminum or Baking Mat

Time 2 hours
Prep 15 minutes
Cooking 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield 3 cups



Time To Get Cooking!!!
In large mixing bowl mix together almonds, pumpkin seeds, oats, flaxseed and cinnamon
Set to the side
In small bowl add brown sugar, water, honey and pumpkin puree
Mix together fully
Pour into small pot or skillet and let sit on medium high for 10 minutes, or until it begins to steam
Once it begins to steam add salt and chai tea
Use zig-zag stirring motions to prevent the mixture from sloshing
Stir constantly until it begins to thicken
Should take an additional 5 minutes
Once mixture is done add to dry mixture and fully incorporate
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Oil baking surface of your choosing
Pour wet granola mixture and spread out onto baking pan
Set in oven on middle rack
Leave for 1 hour and 30 minutes
Stir around every 30 minutes
Make sure to stir quickly as to not let to much heat escape, or remove stir and then place back in oven
Once the time is up, remove from oven and leave out to cool for twenty minutes
Once cool shake around to remove any large clumps (if you would like), serve and enjoy!


Serving
1/4 cup
Serve as a snack at a family event or as cereal even add to yogurt for an added crunch and nutrients.

Storing and Reheating
Store in airtight container or zip top bag and refrigerate until it has been consumed.






Nutritional Facts
Per Serving
Calories 205
Fat 8g
Carbs 33g
Protein 4g
compared to a popular product
Calories 260
Fat 10g
Carbs 42g
Protein 4g
Nutritional Difference (our recipe)
Calories -55
Fat -2g
Carbs -9g
Protein 0g

Cost
Recipe Cost:$2.90
Cost Per Serving: $0.36
compared to a popular product
Product cost on average: $4.20
Product cost per serving on average: $0.42
You save on average per serving: $0.06

Tricks
- Do not use instant oatmeal for this, it will become soggy and have a more difficult time drying out
- If you buy whole almonds, simply use a food processer or blender to help chop them up
- We buy our tea on sell whenever we can, so always look around. Also you can use any similar tea depending on your taste. We chose Chai since it has the same spices a pumpkin pie.




           

1 comment:

  1. I love the thought of pumpkin with the granola! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

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