Granola made at home with pecans, pumpkin seeds, prunes, peanut butter and pumpkin pie spice.

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I love granola.  I love making granola, I love eating granola.  But I don’t love the granola that you buy at the stores.  I love MY granola.  And it changes EVERY single time I make it.  So I thought I’d be strict on myself and post an actual recipe with real measurements … but thought I needed some little quirk to catch your eye!  And hence, the 5P granola was born.  Abby called it the ‘perfectly primed penta-granola of the 5P’s’, even though she wouldn’t eat any of it because it contains prunes (shake of the head!).

So the 5P’s are: pecans, peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, prunes and pumpkin pie spice … I tried hard to find other things that started with P but that’s what I came up with in our cupboard!

As always with granola there are plenty of substitution options:

  • Substitute maple syrup (100% organic if possible) for the honey
  • Substitute half of the peanut butter with coconut oil, butter if you want it less nutty
  • Substitute all of the peanut butter with almond butter, cashew butter, any type of butter.

And eat … and enjoy … and think of me while you do so!

5P granola
Yields 18
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
199 calories
25 g
0 g
10 g
5 g
1 g
44 g
37 g
7 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
44g
Yields
18
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 37mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 25g
8%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 7g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup (115g) pecans, chopped
  2. 1 cup (130g) pumpkin seeds
  3. 1 cup (100g) oats
  4. 1 cup (175g) prunes, chopped
  5. 1/2 cup (125g) peanut butter
  6. 1/2 cup (130g) maple syrup
  7. 1 tsp vanilla
  8. 1 tbs pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 385F.
  2. Combine the oats, pecans and pumpkin seeds together in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Combine the maple syrup and peanut butter and heat in microwave for approx 1 min (or stove-top). Once combined, add the vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. Add the peanut butter and syrup mixture to the oats, nuts and seeds and mix to combine thoroughly.
  5. Spread on a baking tray lined with parchment paper in a single layer and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes. Stir once or twice to make sure all is toasted but not burnt.
  6. Remove from oven and stir in chopped prunes.
  7. Allow to cool and store in storage container for up to 1 week.
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calories
199
fat
10g
protein
5g
carbs
25g
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