I have a super easy and delicious Healthy Pumpkin Granola Recipe to share today. But first let’s talk about why being an adult is the worst…

Earlier today I found a chunk of a wasp nest in the patio… by stepping on it! What the heck?!

Luckily I think the wasps moved to a new, updated place probably closer to the ocean and it was empty. I’m kinda upset that I’m an adult (I’m just bad at adulting) and had to throw it away myself.

When did I sign up for that? I want a recount on whoever voted for me to be President of Bug Killing in my condo!! I resign.

But I did it!

I was brave.

Even though I really wanted to be like this…

Now I’m sipping tea and relaxing. Oh, and I’m playing hide-n-seek with Vegas.

Earlier today (before the wasp debacle) I thought up an idea for a healthier, lowfat version of granola.

I LOVE granola.  It’s one of those foods I just can’t stop myself from devouring until it’s all gone. The bad thing is, most of the time granola is a very high calorie food. This means a small portion like 1/4 cup is supposed to be a serving.

Yeah right.

So, I threw together this recipe without oil to keep it lower fat than most. This way you can control how much fat goes into it based on how much nuts you add. Instead of oil I used pumpkin for moisture and a layer of flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups oats
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin (canned plain pumpkin)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup each: walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries & almonds
  • salt & cinnamon (to taste)
  • pumpkin pie spice (to taste – I use A LOT)
READ  Bird’s Nest Recipe

Directions:

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients.

Spread on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.

Bake for 40-45 minutes – stir it every 15 minutes (about 3 times) for even cooking.

Let cool. Enjoy!

I can predict I’ll be having a pumpkin spice granola parfait for breakfast today!

I used this pumpkin yogurt from Trader Joe’s. It’s good!


Don’t forget to be FEARLESS today! #PassItOn

Question: Do you kill the bugs or delegate or live with them?

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