Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars


These granola bars are packed with lots of flavor and carbs for energy, my son's swim team loved them and they make a great quick breakfast or after-soccer game snack too. You need only one pot, one pan and one spoon (plus measuring cups) to prepare them. I hope you'll enjoy this delicious and nutritious breakfast and snack.

Pumpkin Spice Granola 
 
   Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and lightly grease a 9" x 13"  
   baking pan. Stir together in the the baking pan

3 C rolled oats
1 C shredded coconut
1 C shelled, roasted pumpkin seeds (from a health food or produce store)

   In a saucepan, melt

2 TBSP butter

   Stir in
1/2 C canned pumpkin
1/4 C maple-flavored syrup
1/2  TBSP ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

   Pour over oatmeal mixture and mix well. Bake in a 325
   degree oven for 45 minutes, stirring once or twice. Turn off the  
   oven and leave the granola in the oven for another 10 minutes.  

   In the saucepan, stir together


1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C light corn syrup
1/4 C maple-flavor syrup 

   Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat   
   and add

1/2 C peanut butter

   Mix into the granola. Cover the baking pan with wax paper and   
   pack the granola bar mixture firmly. Cut into bars and store in an 
   airtight container.

You will find more delicious and fun recipes in 

A Harvest and Halloween Handbook


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Here is a podcast of an interview I did with JenningsWire for you featuring ideas for fall family fun:
 
http://anniejenningspr.com/jenningswire/lifestyle/podcast-fall-fun-for-the-whole-family/

and I'll be sharing more facts and fun on a radio talk show on Halloween:

BYU Sirius Radio 143 at 3 p.m. Eastern