But not before I managed to whip up some homemade granola bars (hence the shaking arms)!
I have been wanting to make some homemade granola for some time now. So I searched Pinterest and Google and decided on this recipe which I found here.
This is what the recipe called for:
When I was raiding my pantry for ingredients, I found these:
Apparently, I have been hoarding canned pumpkin. No, none of them are expired. So I was determined to use some in the granola bars, to make them extra fall-y. I like to read the comments after recipes as they always have great ideas and one of the comments mentioned using canned pumpkin so I knew I could do it!
Here are the ingredients I did use:
Have you ever tried to get all the hard lumps out of your brown sugar then mix dry and wet ingredients with a toddler on your hip? It's hard! So I had to intermittently put him down which immediately resulted in this:
Somehow I was able to get to this point and threw it in the oven for 20-25 minutes (I thought the 30-35 minutes that they suggested would result in granola that was too hard).
Once they finish cooling, I will throw them in a big ziploc bag and we will have a delicious breakfast this week. They are nice and soft, yummy and fall-y.
I also want to try this Pumpkin Frappe recipe and this Pumpkin muffin recipe from Pinterest. That should use up all this canned pumpkin....then I can go buy more.