Pumpkin Spice Granola – a guest blog

Morning all !! I wonder how many walks I’ve been on so far, how many times have I popped to the farm shop to stock up on goodies, and just how many times have I nodded off in a comfy armchair in one of the sitting rooms? I hope you are all fine and positively dandy as we have yet another splendid guest blogging treat for you today.

So come on everyone, a warm welcome and round of applause for today’s guest blogger Stacy!

Stacy and I are positively ancient friends in the blogging world, over a year 😉 She has the most delightful blog I know, so simple, so beautiful and oh so garden! I can’t tell you how happy I was to find her and her garden in blogland, put it this way when a national garden magazine comes to take a series of photos for an article you know I’m talking beautiful. In fact I could of done with their help and light tricks when I visited Great Dixter recently. But it’s her photography and love of gardening that shines through, do pop over to Down To Earth Digs I’m sure you will be as entranced as I am.

So I was beyond happy when Stacy stuck her hand in the air and said ooo can I come and play on the Promenade, so over to Stacy.


Thank you Claire for the opportunity to drop in for a little guest post.  Claire was the very first person to stop in and leave a lovely comment on my little garden blog, www.downtoearthdigs.wordpress.com.  Of coarse after visiting over here at her lovely blog, I fell in love with her stories, travels and adventures in the allotment.  Claire is my blogging idol!  I’m going to delete this last bit Stacy !!!!

I thought I would share a little recipe with all of you–hope you enjoy.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Ingredients ~

  • 5 Cups Oats
  •  2 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup Pureed Pumpkin
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 Cup applesauce
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Optional to add ~

Nuts: Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Pumpkin Seeds

Fruit: Dried Cranberries, Raisins

Method ~

  • Pour wet ingredients into dry, and mix well to coat all of the Oats.
  • Spread out on a large baking sheet/I use a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Use a spatula to turn the oats, and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool, without touching the Oats.  You want to have some chunks of Granola.
  • Once cool, add nuts and dried fruit of your choice.
  • Store for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.  Ours never lasts that long!

Great for a little snack just set out in a bowl, or added to some plain yogurt.  Or my favorite way, sprinkle over some vanilla ice cream…guilty pleasure for sure.

Stacey from Down to earth digs


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