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I eat granola every day and bags of store bought granola can be very expensive. Granola is very easy to make, and if you like seeds and/or dried fruit they are a great addition.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

4 cups old fashioned oats

1 cups pumpkin seeds

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup canola oil

2 tbsp. water

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. cloves

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put oats and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl. In a saucepan on high heat, whisk together remaining ingredients and boil. Remove from heat, pour over oats and toss to coat. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil and grease. Spread oat mixture evenly on both cookie sheets. Bake for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely and store in airtight container.

*3 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.

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