Kabocha pumpkin Granola Squares
These pumpkin granola squares are a great snack perfect for times on the go. Rushing off to work or study why not make some for the week ahead to pack in your lunch box.
Turn on your oven to a moderate setting and line a pan around 8x8inch square with parchment paper.
Add to a bowl
1/2 cup of already steamed mashed and cooled kabocha pumpkin (or what ever pumpkin you can find Kuri work well also)
1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1/2 cup melted coconut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon each of cinnamon,nutmeg,pumpkin spice or what ever you like ginger,clove,allspice all work well.
1 heaped tablespoon each of slivered almond,pumpkin seeds and cranberries. (you can omit the nuts for nut free or add whatever you like)
cream these all together then add 2 cups of gluten-free raw sprouted oats (or what ever oats you like)
Make sure all the oats are coated in the pumpkin mixture
Turn out your mixture into your already lined pan and evenly press the mixture down ( I like to cover it over with plastic wrap and push the mixture down firmly )
Place in your moderate oven for around 30 mins
When golden leave to cool totally before cutting into squares or bars. You can store them in the fridge and also put some in the freezer to defrost later. I will definitely be doing this so I have some to take on the plane to Japan with me next month (Nov 2018)