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How to make Pumpkin Spice Granola

How to make Pumpkin Spice Granola

Annessa Chumbley | All In - News 8 at 4 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here is the recipe from Wednesday’s “All IN.”

I love to put this granola in festive bags and give them as a gift. Or just eat it all myself. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Granola

  • 2/3 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 cup local honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 cups whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds, or pecans)
  • 1/3 cup your favorite dry sweetener (I use Sucanat, which is dehydrated evaporated cane juice, or Stevia-in-the-Raw®, if you can stay away from refined sugar, do it!)
  • a good sprinkle kosher salt, about 1/2 teaspoon or so
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  1. In a medium bowl mix pumpkin, milk, honey, vanilla, and seasonings. Whisk well.
  2. Add oats, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sweetener, and salt. Mix until oats and nuts are evenly coated.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread granola out in an even layer (very important step), and bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cook a little longer for more crunchy granola, and a little shorter for chewy. Granola will become harder as it cools down and dries.
  4. Stir in raisins when granola comes out of the oven. Store in an airtight container.

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2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.

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