It’s that time again, when the ghouls appear with buckets of candy filled with carmine, gelatin and more artificial colors than I care to mention.
This also means that I spend a fair amount of time saying “NO” to said candy. I don’t like it. they don’t like it so I have to find a way to keep Halloween fun and tasty in a way that makes us both happy.
Bring on the granola! This year we added chocolate chips making it a great candy alternative( last year was cranberries) . It’s sweet, salty chocolaty goodness you will all enjoy.
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup plus1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)