This Pumpkin Granola is filled to the brim with tasty, healthy ingredients loaded with Fall flavor. Pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, old fashioned oats, pecans, granola, cinnamon and nutmeg all combine together for this great, DIY granola recipe. Plus, it’s vegetarian and vegan friendly!
Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere!
The weather is getting colder, football is starting up and you’ve just dug out your favorite sweater for the first time. Yep, Fall is here. This also means that the Pumpkin gets to bask in the spotlight for these few months. Pumpkin flavored things are gonna be everywhere for a while. So eat them all while you can!
Today, we’ve decided to keep the Pumpkin train chugging with this recipe for Pumpkin Granola.
I think it’s a great idea to make your own granola. Sure, we’ve seen the massive selections that some stores have of all different types of granola (Trader Joe’s anyone?). But when you make your own granola, you can pick and choose exactly what you want to go into it. And the possibilities are endless! In no time, you’ll have your own healthy, crunchy snack!
I also like to mix mine with Almond Milk or Yogurt for a light lunch.
This would also make a fantastic Fall gift. Wrap individual portions up in small bags with Fall decorations and bring to them to friends and family for Thanksgiving this year. Or leave them in neighbors mailboxes!
Pumpkin Granola Ingredients
For this Pumpkin Granola Recipe, we’ve kept things pretty simple. For some more ideas of how to spice it up, read below.
- Coconut oil
- Maple syrup
- Pumpkin puree
- Old fashioned oats
- Chopped pecans
- Pumpkin seeds
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
Storing Homemade Granola
You can store your Pumpkin Granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks. If you need it longer than that, the good news is that you can freeze it!
There is no chocolate in this recipe, so you don’t need to worry about it getting too warm. Has anyone ever made the mistake of leaving granola with chocolate in their car on a warm day? Oops!
Notes, Tips and Variations
- Add Flaked Coconut for a touch of sweetness.
- Not a fan of pecans? Try some other nuts, Walnuts, Pistachios or Almonds would work great!
- Add Dried Cranberries.
- Add some Dark Chocolate. I actually love the taste of pumpkin and chocolate together. Just watch out for that hot car!
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Pumpkin Granola, let me know how it turns out for you in the comments section!
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup granola
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Add coconut oil and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Melt and mix over medium heat. Remove from heat.
Add pumpkin puree and mix until fully incorporated. Set aside.
Add oats, granola and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl. Pour pumpkin puree mixture into the bowl.
Fold all ingredients together. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and mix some more.
Spread the granola mixture onto a non-stick baking sheet.
Bake for approximately 35 minutes and allow to cool (about 15 minutes) before serving. Enjoy!