4 cups rolled oats
1 cup almonds, chopped
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbls. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Optional: 3/4-1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl: mix together oats, chopped almonds, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well combined.
In a separate bowl: combine brown sugar, pumpkin puree, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract and using a whisk or fork, whisk until smooth.
Add wet (sugar) mixture to the dry ingredients with a spatula, mix until everything is coated. If it seems too dry, add a little more applesauce and maple syrup.
Spread the granola mixture onto the baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Carefully remove and mix for even baking. Then bake for additional 18-20 minutes or until granola looks nice and golden.
Remove from oven and let cool before stirring in the dried cranberries. Store in airtight container!