when we left chicago for our trip it was summer and when we returned 10 days later it was clearly fall. our air conditioning has been replaced by cool breezes blowing through open windows and after months of not using the oven it finally seems appropriate to turn it back on and fill our home with some fall favorites.
i've been needing to send a little thank you present to our portland and san fran hosts and a home baked fall treat seemed like the perfect thing. so i picked out this pumpkin granola recipe, added in some almonds, extra cinnamon and doubled the recipe so that we could keep a bit for ourselves.
ps - this is a pretty healthy granola recipe. if you like yours a bit sweeter i'd replace the applesauce for honey or add in a bit more brown sugar. enjoy!