Right now, my kitchen is all about honey-scented beeswax candles, creamy soups, and this homemade pumpkin spice granola.
Crunchy, sweet and infused with the flavors of fall – ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice – it’s a definite favorite with my kids.
I love that it takes just about 30 minutes to bake, which is so much faster than dehydrator versions. Plus, my house smells amazing when I pull a batch from the oven.
Ways To Enjoy Pumpkin Spice Granola
- All by itself
- Over homemade coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt
- As “cereal” topped with your favorite milk of choice (we’ve been using dairy-free oat milk lately)
- On a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream
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- Pumpkin Spice Latte – A healthy (and inexpensive) version of a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte.
- Easy Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal With Vanilla Glaze – Infused with warming spices, sweetened with pure maple syrup, and drizzled with vanilla glaze, this baked oatmeal is easy to make and so ridiculously yummy.
- Pumpkin Custard Bars – These maple-infused pumpkin custard bars are both delicious and easy to make.
- Paleo Maple Granola – This homemade granola from my friend Carol is both delicious and easy. Just toss some nuts, seeds, cinnamon, maple syrup, and a few other ingredients together and bake. Voila!
Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe
- baking sheet
- chopping knife
- mixing bowl
- mixing spoon
- small bowl
- airtight storage container
- 1¼ cup pecans
- 1¼ cups almonds
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats (I like this brand that is sprouted so that the oats are more easily digested)
- ¼ cup chopped dates (or raisins)
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree (how to make pumpkin puree)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 2 tbs almond butter
- 2 tbs melted coconut oil
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract (how to make vanilla extract)
- 4 tsp homemade pumpkin pie spice
- 1 egg white
- Preheat oven to 325° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roughly chop the almonds, then place them in the food processor with the pecans and pulse until the pieces are the size you prefer. I like chunky, largish pieces, but smaller pieces will work too.
- Add the pumpkin seeds and pulse a few more times, then place the nuts/seeds in a large bowl with old-fashioned oats and chopped dates/raisins.
- In a separate bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract and pumpkin spice and mix together.
- Add wet ingredients (pumpkin mixture) to the dry ingredients.
- In a small bowl, whisk the egg white until foamy and then pour it over the granola. Stir until everything is well-combined.
- Spread the granola in an even layer on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, then stir and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Start checking at the 10 minute mark. If they look like they might start to burn pull them out, otherwise let them bake the full 15 minutes.
- Remove granola from the oven and allow it to cool to room temperature before eating or transferring to an airtight container.
Are you a pumpkin spice lover? What do you use it for?
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Do you drain and rinse the oats as you do the nuts? Thanks
Sounds delicious! I think you may have left out the raisins or another dried fruit in your ingredients list, judging from the photo. How much did you add? Thanks!
Hi Cathy, I think she just adds some to each bowl as she serves 🙂
No mention of buckwheat groats in the actual recipe, though they are mentioned in the article for soaking… could you give us the updated recipe with the groats included? Thanks.
do you know how much this makes? also, is it safe to leave an oven on and leave the house. thats a long time to have the oven on…have never tried it.
I do, and it doesn’t seem to be a problem. I have an electric range.
need to pull our dehydrator back out
What a great recipe! I don’t buy cereal and am also the party pooper in the house! Ill definitely be surprising the family with this for the weekend! Thanks Heather!!!
I’ve been reading that oats really need some flour added to the soaking medium since they don’t contain any phytase (necessary to break down the phytic acid). Is this accurate?
I was wondering the same thing, but was thinking about adding some buckwheat too it, since it is one of the grains highest in phytase.
First of all, I love the name of your blog. That’s really clever.
I’m passing this recipe onto my wife. She is in love with “early morning oats”, which is a recipe she makes with yogurt.
I think she will really like this one.
How long do you think this will keep on a pantry shelf?
Oge @ healthy quick meals
Thank you Heather and Katja for this wonderful recipe! It looks both healthy and tasty. I would like to second Susanna’s question on whether it is safe to leave the oven on and leave the house since it takes quite some time. And Cathy- there was an optional 1/2 cup raisins at the very end of the recipe.
I was so excited to make this for my husband, who loves granola. However, I just took my first batch out of the dehydrator, and it has a funky bitterish sourish taste and the texture is not granola like. I used whey instead of yogurt, could that be the problem? It tasted amazing when I licked off my fingers after spreading it out on the trays, but now that it has been dried, I don’t think he is going to be willing to eat it. I hate to think of the expense and waste of all of those good organic gf ingredients. What did I do wrong?
I’m excited about the pumpkin spice granola (tried to pin that too but Pinterest says its not pinnable).
What kind of oats did you use: whole groats? steel cut? old fashioned?
Do you drain the soaking water before adding the other ingredients?
Are there 815 calories in .5 cup, or is that a mistake?
I’ve made this several times and it’s so good!! I switch some of the ingredients sometimes, like swapped dates for currants, added hemp seeds, mini chocolate chips, used honey instead of maple syrup, varied the nuts depending on what I had on hand! Always turns out 👌 ! love this on yogurt, or as “cereal” with non-dairy milk and fresh blueberries! I’m not sure when we’re supposed to add the almond butter (it’s in the ingredients but not in the directions) so sometimes I add it to the wet ingredients, other times I don’t add it at all. I love leaving big chunks when I mix it at the end because it’s just like a granola bar and I like to eat those pieces as a snack! Great recipe! Thanks!