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The Ultimate Pumpkin Spice Granola

October 29, 2020

There are plenty of pumpkin spice recipes out there, but none as good as the ultimate pumpkin spice granola. The perfect breakfast recipe for your yogurt, smoothie or simply on its own. Good luck not eating this by the handful!

Obviously fall = pumpkin season but I always have to chuckle to myself when stores put out their big displays of their pumpkin purees. Can’t fool me! I know you stock your shelves with it year round (thankfully!). I’m a full blown pumpkin lover and don’t save pumpkin flavored recipes *just* for the fall.

I’ve been making my own granola for as long as I can remember and if you think you aren’t a granola person… have you tried homemade?! I completely understand if you think store-bought granola is bland (it is) but homemade granola is on another level.

Pumpkin Spice Granola Ingredients

  • Rolled oats
  • Pecans
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Cashews
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Sea salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pumpkin puree – you can make your own or buy from the store! Just make sure you grab pureed pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Egg white – this is optional but I love adding egg white to create granola clusters. If you want smaller crumbles of granola or want to keep this recipe vegan, omit the egg white!

DIY Pumpkin Spice

Of course, pumpkin spice mixtures are at almost every grocery store but if you want to check your pantry first, you can whip up your own spice mixture at home! Here’s my foolproof recipe:

  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

This will make more than enough for this recipe so store any leftovers in an airtight container and use in another delicious pumpkin recipe. 

There are plenty of pumpkin spice recipes out there, but none as good as the ultimate pumpkin spice granola. The perfect breakfast recipe for your yogurt, smoothie or simply on its own. Good luck not eating this by the handful!

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Granola

STEP 1: Mix the oats, pecans, pumpkin seeds, cashews, pumpkin spice and sea salt together in a large bowl. 

STEP 2: Add the vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, coconut oil and maple syrup to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Mix in the whipped egg white if using.

STEP 3: Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake at 350ºF for 15 minutes.

STEP 4: Remove from the oven and flip the granola as best as you can. Bake for another 15 minutes.

STEP 5: Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 20 minutes before enjoying or storing. 

How to Store Homemade Granola

Let the granola cool slightly before placing in an airtight container. The granola should last up to two weeks on the countertop… but I bet you’ll devour it before then!

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The Ultimate Pumpkin Spice Granola

There are plenty of pumpkin spice recipes out there, but none as good as the ultimate pumpkin spice granola. The perfect breakfast recipe for your yogurt, smoothie or simply on its own. Good luck not eating this by the handful!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  3. Add in vanilla, pumpkin, coconut oil and maple syrup and stir to combine.
  4. Add in optional whipped egg white at this point.
  5. Place mixture on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 15 mins.
  7. Remove from oven and turn over as much of the granola as you can.
  8. Place back in oven for another 15 mins.
  9. Remove from oven, and let cool for 20 mins before placing in a sealed jar or container.
  10. Will keep for at least 2 weeks (if it lasts that long!)

*egg white helps to create clusters but is totally optional.

Keywords: pumpkin granola, pumpkin spice granola

There are plenty of pumpkin spice recipes out there, but none as good as the ultimate pumpkin spice granola. The perfect breakfast recipe for your yogurt, smoothie or simply on its own. Good luck not eating this by the handful!

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  • Reply
    Juli
    October 29, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Nutrition facts?

  • Reply
    Cassie Autumn Tran
    October 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    What a delightful recipe! I love the way you photographed and styled the granola. In the Company of Woman sounds like a remarkable book as well. I want to look into it!

  • Reply
    Shannon
    October 1, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    This looks delicious. Currently making it at the moment. What else did you top the yogurt with, besides the granola, in your picture? Thanks!!

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    becky kelly
    September 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Do you have nutritional info, particularly sugar and carb content.? It looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    September 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Confused about the egg white? Mix it in on the tray or just pour over?

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      September 11, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Whip in a small bowl and then mix it into the bowl so it coats the granola before spreading onto the tray.

  • Reply
    Garage Gym Planner
    January 5, 2017 at 2:30 am

    I had never tasted Granola. But since it is added with pumpkin, I think I should start trying this 🙂

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    Jack @ Gyminyourhome
    December 12, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Very interesting idea to use pumpkin. I will try this when I get bored of my usual granola again.

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    Alexa
    October 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    just wanted to stop by and say I made this granola on Friday, and besides it being obviously delicious, my fiancé said it was ‘the best granola you’ve made yet’. so thanks!

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    Nida
    October 24, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Looks delish!

    Can you sub stevia for the maple syrup? If yes, any idea how much?

    Thank you!

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    Pip
    October 15, 2016 at 4:06 am

    This looks seriously delicious, pumpkin is a little harder to find over here in the U.K. (I can’t quite muster the courage to tackle a whole one!) but I am definitely going to have a try! Love the photos by the way, so autumnal, they’re beautiful!

    Inspiring entrepreneurs – well it has to bloggers! Driving forward in a space that is STILL considered by many to be new/bizarre. And on that list – both you and Laura at Wholeheartedly Healthy, both so open and honest in your businesses, encouraging a fuss free approach to healthy living which I just love!

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      LAUREN
      November 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      If you can’t find / don’t want fresh pumpkin, try canned, perhaps on the internet? If it’s not readily available in your area, you might order a case on the internet. It’s great for smoothies, muffins, pancakes, etc. but make sure it is just pumpkin, no sweetners or spices added. I make an energetic smoothie with it for the Vitamin A and beta carotene. Also, sometimes substituting sweet potato will work. Maybe bake one and whip it soft… 😉

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