50. Pumpkin Pie Granola

I have a bit of a sweet tooth. So, to help my snacking habits, we made some homemade granola. It’s not fruit, but its a step in the right direction! I found a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Granola on Pinterest.

Pumpkin Pie Granola (Nut Free)

Pumpkin Pie Granola from Dashing Dish

Ingredients

  • 4 c. Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 c. Pumpkin
  • 1/2 c. Applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 3 tbsp Sugar Free Maple Syrup
  • Optional: 1/2 c. white chocolate chips, 1 c. honey teddy grahams lightly crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or foil and spray with non-stic cooking spray.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the way ingredients in another.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients to the dry using a spatula until everything is well combined and oats are coated with wet ingredients.
  4. Place granola on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, then stir granola around.
  5. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the granola is golden brown and is crisp.
  6. Take granola out of the oven, and let it cool completely on the baking sheet.
  7. Stir in additional white chocolate chips and/or teddy grahams.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

It was delicious! A great after lunch snack to take to work! I highly suggest it for a fall treat!

Snackster,

C

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Unexpected Snow Day

I got an unexpected snow day today. I say unexpected, but it probably wasn’t if you watch the weather, but, I haven’t watched the news in a while. NPR has become my news source. Anywho, Harvey and I are enjoying this snow day together while Brandon is at work.

Well, it seems that we’ve failed over the last couple of months at keeping up with our blog. We’ve still be marking things off of our 101 list, just haven’t been so good at posting about them.

The most recent thing we’ve accomplished from our list was learning a new card game. This past weekend our dear friends and former housemate, Neal and Joanna, came to visit us from Nashville! They even came bearing gifts, Ivey Cakes Cupcakes!!!!

Ivey Cakes

Ivey Cakes

A Nashville Favorite

A Nashville Favorite

We had a great weekend full of food, movies, games, and laughs! We took them to the Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford. For all you Okies, if you’re into being a local tourist, add this place to your list! It’s incredible how many artifacts they have from Gen. Stafford’s trips to space!

Air and Space Museum

Air and Space Museum

While they were here Joanna taught us a new card game, “Nerts.” It’s a speed game and very addictive.

Nerts

Nerts

Sorting the cards

I’d type out how to play but that would make this post even longer than it already is. But if you’re interested in learning how to play this game, check out the rules on this website.

Nerts layout

What the table looks like during play.

Overall it was an GREAT weekend! We were so happy to have them make the incredibly long drive to come and see us. We LOVED having them stay with us and can’t wait until May to see them again!

Well, this post is long enough for now. I’m going to go make some hot chocolate and join my puppy in staring out the window!

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With a warm and happy heart,

C