Pumpkin Spice Granola

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Make this healthy and super easy Pumpkin Spice Granola at home in under 30 minutes using 8 ingredients. It’s super crunchy and loaded with fall flavors (vegan, gluten-free).

Do try my Amaranth Granola as well.

Pumpkin spice granola served in a bowl with milk.
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About Pumpkin Spice Granola

As soon as the fall sets in, pumpkin recipes begin to roll in my kitchen and this healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola is my latest addiction.

It is a beautiful blend of warming fall flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and a heavenly crunch of oats, pecan seeds, and pumpkin seeds.

Loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fat, this Pumpkin Granola is perfect for breakfast with milk or yogurt, snacking as is, or sprinkled on ice cream, smoothies, or shakes.

It is a great holiday gifting idea, too. Pack it in a nice bottle and you have a fabulous DIY gift ready quickly. Since it is high in calories, it is also a great snack for camping and hiking.

Pumpkin Spiced Granola is naturally vegan and gluten-free and is healthy, light, and, most importantly, crunchy and delicious.

Making this at home is easy and comes together in no time. Homemade granola is also free of refined sugar, chemicals, and preservatives. It is also much more economical than the store-bought one.

You can also customize it as you like, as you have full control over the ingredients that go into it.

You can easily double or triple the recipe. Just make sure to bake it in a larger tray or batches.

Check out some more of my fall recipes here

Ingredients

Pumpkin spice granola ingredients.

Rolled Oats – Rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) are the best for making granola.

Pecan – Pecans add a lovely crunch to this pumpkin granola. You can replace them with walnuts or almonds. I also added pumpkin seeds (pepitas) for extra crunch.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix – This mix adds instant warmth and fall flavors to this granola. Make Pumpkin Pie Spice at home using my easy recipe, or buy a bottle.

Do not use pumpkin pie filling in place of pumpkin puree. It has added spices and sweetener, and your granola might not be perfect.

Pumpkin Puree – Make Pumpkin Puree at home using my easy recipe or use canned puree.

Coconut Oil – I like to make granola with coconut oil as it is healthy and gives a lovely flavor, but you can replace it with light olive oil or canola oil.

Others – You will also need vanilla extract and maple syrup. You can replace pure maple syrup with honey (not vegan), brown sugar, coconut sugar, or agave nectar.

How To Make Pumpkin Spice Granola

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Line a 9×13-inch baking tray with parchment paper.

Baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Mix

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

in a large bowl.

Dry ingredients mixed in a bowl.

Add

  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

to the bowl and mix everything well.

Liquid ingredients added to the bowl.
Ingredients mixed together.

Transfer the mixture to the baking tray and spread evenly.

Mixture spread on the baking tray.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the granola is lightly browned.

Remove the tray from the oven and let the granola cool down for 20-30 minutes.

Transfer it to an airtight container and store it in a cool and dry place for up to a month, or refrigerate for 3-4 months. You can also freeze it for 6-8 months. Use as required.

Ready granola.

Pro Tips By Neha

Be careful while baking the granola. Please keep a close watch once it has baked for 20 minutes, as it burns in a wink of the eye.

Granola will crisp up as it cools down. Make sure to cool it well before transferring it to the jar.

You can add other ingredients to this recipe as per your taste. Some of my favs are chocolate chips, shredded coconut, coconut flakes, butterscotch chips, dried cranberries, quinoa, and cocoa powder.

Add dried fruits and nuts like pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts, raisins, cranberries, etc.

Seeds like sesame seeds, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds are also great additions.

You can add nut butter, like almond butter, cashew butter, etc, to the recipe.

Usage Suggestions

This Pumpkin Granola tastes great when topped on smoothies, Ice cream, flavored yogurt, milk, porridge, milkshakes, or to munch on as a snack.

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Make this healthy and super easy Pumpkin Spice Granola at home in under 30 minutes using 8 ingredients. It's super crunchy and loaded with fall flavors (vegan).
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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe

Make this healthy and super easy Pumpkin Spice Granola at home in under 30 minutes using 8 ingredients. It's super crunchy and loaded with fall flavors.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 360℉ (180℃).
  • Line a 9×13 inch baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Mix rolled oats, pecans, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin seeds, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add pumpkin puree, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to the bowl and mix everything well.
  • Transfer the mixture to the baking tray and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the granola is lightly browned.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and let the granola cool down for 20-30 minutes.
  • Transfer it to an airtight container and store it in a cool and dry place for up to a month or refrigerate for up to 3-4 months. You can also freeze it for 6-8 months. Use as required.

Notes

Be careful while baking the granola. Keep a close watch once it has baked for 20 minutes as it burns in a wink of the eye.
Granola will crisp up as it cools down. Make sure to cool it well before transferring it to the jar.
You can add other ingredients too in this recipe as per your taste. Some of my favs are chocolate chips, shredded coconut, coconut flakes, butterscotch chips, dried cranberries, quinoa, and cocoa powder.
Add dried fruits and nuts like pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts, raisins, cranberries, etc.
Seeds like sesame seeds, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds are also great additions.
You can also add nut butter like almond butter, cashew butter, etc to the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 75mg, Potassium: 145mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1192IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg
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