Roasted Squash with Crunchy Pumpkin Topping

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Dinner, Side dish

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Granola isn’t just for the cereal bowl! Nature’s Path organic granola clusters makes a delicious crunchy topping to any savoury dish!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Makes: 6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Nature’s Path Flax Plus® Pumpkin Flax Granola
  • 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1 large butternut squash (about 3 lb), peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

Mix together granola, bread crumbs, 2 tbsp coconut oil, ¼ tsp each pumpkin pie spice, salt and pepper. Spread evenly on baking sheet; bake for 6 or 7 minutes or until mixture is crisp and golden brown.

Toss together squash, brown sugar, thyme, and remaining pumpkin pie spice, salt and pepper; arrange on prepared baking sheet. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes or until fork-tender and lightly browned. Arrange squash on platter and top with granola mixture.

Tip: To make fresh bread crumbs, pulse day-old bread in a food processor until it resembles coarse crumbs; store in airtight container in freezer for up to 1 month.

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