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Pumpkin Granola – Crunchy and delicious pumpkin granola made with rolled oats, pumpkin puree, Fall spices, pumpkin seeds, and dried fruits. Healthy, quick and SO easy to make!
HALLOOOO, internet friends! Last week, this granola was my breakfast, this was my snack, and it was my dessert after dinner.
Why pumpkin, you ask? Because it’s September. It’s in “season”. Pumpkin = late Summer, early Fall, all of Fall, and Winter, too.
Who would’ve thought that pumpkin would be so trendy?! I blame and THANK Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes for all of it.
At the very least, I waited until mid-September before posting about pumpkin – I couldn’t wait NO MO’!
Do you know what “granola” really IS? In simple terms, it’s crazy expensive to buy toasted oats mixed with many ingredients you can’t pronounce and a boat load of sugar. BUT, make it at home and homemade granola is suddenly a smart choice because it’s clean, and it’s loaded with fiber, antioxidants, protein and calcium.
Crunchy, hearty and sweet, this is the sort of granola you can eat like cereal with cold milk, or you can be like me and eat it by the handful, straight out of the jar.
When I’m not geeking out about Pumpkin Granola, you can find a jar of my Maple Nut Granola in the pantry at all times, as well as a batch of Homemade Chocolate Granola. Honestly, they’re all darn amazing!
- 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/3 cup no-shell pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 1 cup all-natural dried cranberries
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup all natural pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, pepitas, cranberries, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, combine pumpkin puree, water, coconut oil, honey, brown sugar and vanilla; bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
- Pour the honey mixture over the dry ingredients and toss together until all ingredients are coated.
- Spread onto the baking sheet and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally so that the mixture browns evenly.
- For a crunchier granola, bake it for a few minutes longer; the browner the granola, the crunchier it will be.
- Place on a wire rack to cool.
- While the granola is still a bit warm, break up some of the larger clumps.
- Once the granola has cooled, store in an airtight container; can keep for up to two weeks.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
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12 comments on “Pumpkin Granola”
Oh, I must try this for our breakfast tomorrow, it sounds super delicious and I bet even my picky eater will enjoy her breakfast (for a change lol)
This looks very good! I’m always looking for new granola recipes! Pumpkin is flavor of the season! I will be trying this soon!
I totaly love PUMPKIN GRANOLA. Thanks For Recipe
This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try!
YES! I recently got hooked on pumpkin granola and I don’t think I’m ever gonna be able to pull away, even after pumpkin goes outta season! Sooo yeah, I just want to snag a few ginormous handfuls of this goodness right out of my screen!
Yum! I am so excited about all the fall flavors coming out! And your photos are amazing as usual! Heading over to check out the recipe now 🙂
I have started eating and making granolas more than before. Ok, mostly eating them! 🙂 Definitely will try this granola idea. I love the use of Fall ingredients in it.
Okay. you would understand having been in Australia- Did you notice NOTHING there had pumpkin in sweet form? We should go into business together and open a sweet pumpkin recipe stand.
Yes, please! This is what will make cooler fall and winter breakfast time delicious! Looks very inviting and love all the flavors here!
I’m always looking for new flavor in granola, and love the idea of adding pumpkin!
The first signs of pumpkin in the Fall are always the best. Heading over to grab this recipe.
This looks so good! I love pumpkin and I, too, would eat this all day long!