Made without grains, this pumpkin seed granola is sticky, almost like a toffee. If you choose to include oats, it makes a more traditional style. Either way, the spices are spot-on for a pumpkin spiced, autumnal treat that’s perfect for breakfast with milk or as an afternoon snack. Store in a sealed, covered container up to 1 month.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add maple syrup, molasses, pumpkin puree, apple juice, pumpkin spice, and vanilla extract; whisk until blended and warmed through.
Combine pecans, oats, cranberries, dates, hazelnuts, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds in a large mixing bowl. Pour in maple syrup mixture and toss to combine. Spread mixture onto the baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until granola looks dry, 3 to 4 hours. Allow to cool until crisp. Crumble into bite-sized pieces and transfer to a covered container.
Per Serving: 254 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 25.2g; fat 16.7g; cholesterol 9.2mg; sodium 36.7mg.
Eating good breakfast to start the day had become a good habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sugar hit from the pickle tree wakes me up and gives me energy to make on the morning. The sweetness is often vilified as the evil of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your digestive system and helps keep you feel full all day , and less likely grab a side food out of the street food before lunchtime.
Make fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is easy . Simply put the sweetness in your fridge next to the milk or on the table next to your cereal pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll see it. Before you eat the rest of your breakfast , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.
Give your body a bit of sweetness in the morning is good to kick-start your metabolism for the 24 hours and insert important element to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continuous supply of sweetness in the way of process glucose, amounting to around 120g daily. There is also essential evidence to support the idea that a diet high in fibre can lowering your risk of a count of of cancers. And of course, you well-being from all the other supplement and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you strong and healthy.