Turmeric & Pumpkin Spice Granola

It’s finally pumpkin spice season! You’ll love how delicious and comforting your home smells when this granola is in the oven. Plus, the added anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric and hormone balancing seeds are a bonus.

Granola is plant based, vegan and can be gluten free if you use gluten free oats.

Turmeric & Pumpkin Spice Granola

1 cup rolled oats (gluten free, optional)

1/2 cup buckwheat groats

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (or shredded)

1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1 T sesame seeds

Spices: 2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, a pinch of salt

1/4 – 1/3 cup maple syrup (amount depends on how sweet you want it to be)

3 T coconut oil, melted

2 T tahini

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 275 F and line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.

Combine oats, buckwheat, coconut, seeds and spices in a large bowl, mix well.

In a separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup, coconut oil, tahini and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture over the oat mixture and toss to coat everything.

Spread the mixture on the lined baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely before braking up clusters and storing in an airtight container.

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