Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola
Recipe type: Healthy Snack
Flavonols (from dark chocolate) - builds a strong, healthy heart and immune system
Fiber (from pumpkin puree) - regulates and slows feelings of hunger, rids the body
of toxins
Iron - (from rolled oats) energizes the body and builds strong nails and thick,
healthy hair
Polyphenols (from dark chocolate) - an antioxidant that protects cells from damage
Protein - (from rolled oats) builds collagen for smooth and
youthful skin, helps body feel fuller for longer
Vitamin A (from pumpkin puree) - a powerful nutrient for clear, smooth, supple,
radiant-looking skin

Total Time: 50 minutes
Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Inactive: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons 100 percent pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1½ ounces organic dark chocolate bar, chopped into quarter-inch chunks
  • ¼ cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Add the oats, cinnamon, ginger, and salt to a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree, oil, maple syrup, and almond extract and stir again, until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Arrange granola so that it is spread evenly across a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until golden and toasted, about 23-27 minutes.
  5. Turn off the oven and prop the oven door open. Allow granola to cool in the oven, about 15 minutes.
  6. When granola is cool, transfer to a food storage container. Add the chocolate chunks and pumpkin seeds and stir until well combined.
  7. Storage: granola will last for several days if stored in a covered, airtight container in a cool, dry, shaded location.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 Calories: 245 Fat: 10.7g Saturated fat: 2.5g Carbohydrates: 31.5g Sugar: 5.3g Sodium: 99mg Fiber: 4.6g Protein: 6.9g Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe by Jen Elizabeth's Journals at https://jenelizabethsjournals.com/2014/10/08/pumpkin-chocolate-chunk-granola/