Crunchy and nutty pumpkin spice granola, sweetened with maple syrup and a touch of brown sugar and loaded with all the flavors of fall. Enjoy as a breakfast cereal, as a snack, on top of yogurt, or on ice cream.
In a small saucepan, heat the maple syrup, oil, brown sugar. Stir until brown sugar is dissolved then remove from heat. Alternatively, in a 2 cup glass measuring cup, pour in maple syrup and oil. Add in brown sugar. Heat for 1 to 2 minutes, depending on your microwave, stirring halfway to dissolve brown sugar.
Stir in vanilla. It might bubble so be careful.
Pour syrup mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine.
Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Depending on your oven, you may need to stir granola halfway through for even coloring.
Remove from oven and let cool completely. Break it up into chunks.
Store in an airtight container. It will last about two weeks but I'm sure it won't last that long.