Pumpkin Granola Bake
By Lena Parker-Duncan
I have another recipe for you!
I recently purchased 5 cans of fresh pumpkin (on sale of course!) and I was looking for a way to enjoy it instead of straight out of the can. Unfortunately, the dorm I live in has only ovens, no stove tops. However, I realized this could work in my favor! So I purchased a small baking dish, baking spray, granola, maple syrup, and whipped cream. I have never actually baked anything before, but this experiment turned out to be quite delicious, if I do say so myself.
This is what you will need:
Baking dish (~$5.00)
Baking spray ($4.00)
Pumpkin (fresh or from a can) ($5.00 (5 for $5!))
Pumpkin Pie Spice ($3.00)
Maple Syrup ($7.00)
I only used 2 cans of pumpkin and 1/3 bag of granola, and that turned out to be a lot....I guess it will last me at least 4 days. So, all in all, this is a pretty cheap meal!
Once again, this is really simple. Since I have no measuring utensils, I just did everything by taste/eye. You just sort of mix everything together, and put a thin layer of spice on top. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and put it in for about 30 minutes. (You don't have to turn up the temperature higher or leave it in much longer than that because everything is already cooked, you just want to warm it up). Alternatively if you don't have an oven, you can use a microwave.
And ta da! A warm pumpkin bake. To make it more dessert-like, just put some whipped cream on top! Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A and it will make your skin glow!
My name is Lena and I'm a college student trying to be healthy in a place full of temptation, while staying on a budget.