Make this healthy and super easy homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola at home in under 30 minutes and using 8 ingredients. It’s super crunchy and loaded with fall flavors.
You can even try my other favorite, GingerBread Granola to top your milkshakes, smoothies, or just to snack on it.
About This Recipe
As soon as the fall sets in, Pumpkin recipes begin to roll in my kitchen. And this Pumpkin Spice Granola is my latest addiction. I have already made it thrice by now. Yes, It’s that amazing!
Loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fat, this Pumpkin Granola is perfect to have 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. Just pack it in a nice bottle and you have a fabulous DIY gift ready in no time.
It is healthy, light, and most importantly, crunchy and delicious. Do you need me to convince you more? No, right?
For a long time, I have been using store-bought granola, but since the day I tried it at home, there is definitely no looking back.
As the flavors of pumpkin are pretty subtle, they can easily blend with both sweet and savory dishes. Hence, Pumpkin Spice Granola is a salubrious snack which has a beautiful blend of flavors of pumpkin and heavenly crunch of oats, pecan seeds, pumpkin seeds.
As granola is high in calories and nutrients, it is a preferred snack of people during camping, hiking et al. Also, as it is super easy to mold granola into quick to carry bars, it becomes easy to eat it on the go.
Oh, and the homemade pumpkin spice mix just takes this yummy granola to the next level. Like me, you can even add maple syrup while making it or a dash of honey to sweeten it up a little.
This Pumpkin Granola is,
- Free of refined sugar
- Loaded with warming Fall flavors
- Vegan + Gluten-Free
- Cheaper than store-bought
- You have control over ingredients
Rolled Oats – Use rolled oats to make this granola. You can easily find it at your nearby grocery stores under various brands.
Pecan – Pecans adds a perfect crunch to pumpkin granola. If you cannot find pecans, you can even use almonds or walnuts instead. As pecans are a little bit expensive, you can go for almonds and walnuts as an economical substitute.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix – Flavour it a bit more with Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix. You can either make the spice mix at home or even use the store-bought one.
If you are planning to make at home, then follow my recipe here – Pumpkin Pie Spice.
Pumpkin Puree -Make Pumpkin Puree at home using my easy recipe or use canned.
Coconut Oil – I prefer to add coconut oil as it is healthy and adds a nice subtle coconut flavor. But you can also opt for olive oil or vegetable oil instead.
Coconut Oil will be easily available at your nearby grocery stores.
Vanilla Extract – Use a good quality vanilla extract for the granola, as it adds a perfect flavor and taste.
Maple Syrup – To add sweetness, add in some maple syrup. You can also opt for honey or agave.
You can also add in some shredded coconut or chocolate chips to make it even more delicious.
How to make Pumpkin Spice Granola?
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Now, add in all the wet ingredients.
Mix the ingredients together.
Spread the mixture on a baking tray and bake until lightly browned.
Let it cool and store.
Pro Tips by Neha
Be careful while baking the granola. It burns in no time.
Granola will crisp up as it cools down. So cool it well before storing it in a glass jar.
You can add other ingredients too in this recipe as per your taste. Some of my favs are chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, dried cranberries, quinoa, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and pistachios.
This Pumpkin Granola tastes great when topped on Smoothies, Ice Creams, Flavoured Yogurt, Milk, Porridge, Milkshakes, or just to munch on like a snack.
Cool the granola well before storing in a clean glass jar. It will keep good for 3-4 months.
This pumpkin granola freezes well as well. Transfer in a freezer-safe container or zip lock bag and store for up to 6 months.
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Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe
- 2 cups Rolled Oats (If not available, use instant oats)
- ¼ cup Pecans (Chopped)
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice mix
- 2 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¼ cup Pumpkin Puree
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- ¼ cup Maple Syrup
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
- Mix oats, pecans, pumpkin pie spice mix, pumpkin seeds and salt in a bowl.
- Add pumpkin puree, coconut oil, vanilla extract and maple syrup in it and mix well.
- Transfer the mixture on a baking tray and spread evenly.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until granola is lightly browned.
- Remove the tray from the oven and let the granola cool.
- Store in an airtight container and use for up to a week.