1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice (OR 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. ginger, 1/4 t. cloves, 1/8 t. nutmeg)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup chopped pecans (OR walnuts, macadamia nuts, coconut, etc)
In a medium bowl combine the pumpkin, maple syrup, brown sugar, butter, spice, vanilla, and salt. Stir in the oats and nuts until every flake is coated.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Coat an 11-inch baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray and spread the oat mixture evenly. Bake for 45 minutes (stirring every 15 minutes) or until deep brown. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container. Makes approx 15 (1/4-cup) servings.