One of the called-for ingredients in the granola is pumpkin pie spice. I have never bought this canned spice but always make my own. I try to have a little canister of this homemade spice ready for fall. It is simple to make.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg (I use fresh nutmeg.)
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/4 t. ground cloves
Mix this all together and store in an airtight container.
If you have never used fresh nutmeg, I encourage you to find some and buy a nutmeg grater.
But, back to this granola. It is quite interesting and uses applesauce instead of all the oil most granolas take. I also added 3/4 c. pecans to the recipe. I threw all the wet ingredients in the blender so my pumpkin would be good and pureed. (I was actually using some frozen Cheese Squash from last fall.)
Stay tuned because I made pumpkin-pecan waffles for breakfast. I will post that recipe soon.
For my other granola recipes or recipes that use granola, see: