This homemade pumpkin spice granola makes a delicious, healthy breakfast. Eat it on it's own or use it to top yogurt or fruit for a tasty snack.
Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut, pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds until well mixed.
In a medium pot, combine maple syrup, pumpkin, butter, sugar, spices, vanilla, and salt. Stir over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the oats. Mix well until no dry oats remain.
Spread the wet granola mixture over the sheet pan as thinly and evenly as possible. Bake for 30-35 minutes stirring the granola approximately every 10 minutes to ensure even baking. Cook until the granola is golden and to your desired "crunchy" level.
Remove the pan from the oven and let the granola cool completely. Add the chocolate chips and mix well. Alternatively, if you like your granola more "clumpy", you can add the chocolate chips when it is slightly warm. The chocolate will melt slightly and help the granola to stick together in larger clumps. Store in an airtight container.