Pumpkin spice granola

Pumpkin spice granola

This pumpkin spice granola is a crunchy, low sugar, gluten free and full of flavor breakfast or snack, perfect for the autumn season, and making it couldn’t be easier. With 8 ingredients, the classic pumpkin spice mixture and a few steps, you’ll get a perfectly crispy and delicious granola. 

Autumn season has begun. It’s time to sit back, put your cozy pijama on and have a warm tea while you observe the colorful and stunning spectacle of the leaves falling from the trees. Having lived in the south-east of Spain for the last 15 years, it’s been a while since I haven’t experienced a real autumn and this year I’m so excited I get to live it, in Amsterdam. The weather and the scenic fall foliage inspired me to get the oven running and start baking.

This granola has it all. It’s easy to make, it doesn’t require many ingredients and it’s a healthy and flavorsome breakfast that you can combine with your favorite yoghurt or milk. I kept it as simple as possible, using just a few basic ingredients that make it have a delicious flavor, but you can add dried fruits, more types of nuts or dried coconut. You can use either pumpkin or butternut squash. I personally recommend butternut squash due to its nutty and mildly sweet flavor. For a vegan version you can use maple syrup instead of honey.

Note: you can directly buy the pumpkin puree or make it yourself. You only have to peel and dice the pumpkin, boil it for 20 minutes, mash it with a fork and voilá, you have pumpkin puree.

How to make pumpkin spice granola

Pumpkin spice granola - How to make it

Ingredients (4-5 servings):

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1/8 cup of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of almonds
  • ½ cup of pecan nuts
  • ¼ cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp of honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Spices: ½ tbsp of cinnamon, ¼ tbsp of nutmeg, ginger powder and cloves
Pumpkin spice granola - Ingredients

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, mix the rolled oats with the spices and pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin spice granola - Recipe mix the spices with the rolled oats
  • Chop the pecan nuts and almonds and add them to the bowl
Pumpkin spice granola - Recipe chop the pecan nuts
Pumpkin spice granola - Recipe chop the almonds
  • In a smaller bowl, mix the coconut oil, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree and maple syrup (or honey) and mix it all together
Pumpkin spice granola - Recipe mix the coconut oil, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree and maple syrup
Pumpkin spice granola - Recipe mixed the coconut oil, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree and maple syrup
  • Add it to the bowl and mix it all together.
Pumpkin spice granola - Recipe add the liquid ingredients to the oats
Pumpkin spice granola - Recipe mix it all together
  • Preheat the oven for 5 minutes at maximum temperature
  • Spread the mixture over a baking sheet, place it in the oven and bake for 40 minutes at 180ºC (356ºF) or until the mixture is golden.
  • Make sure to stir the mixture every 10 or 15 minutes

Done! Enjoy this pumpkin spice granola full of flavor. You can serve it with yogurt or milk. I used almond yogurt and it was delicious!

Let me know if you liked this recipe in the comments below and of course, if you tried it, don’t forget to mention @thecrazypeanut on social media 🙂

Below you’ll find the nutritional values of this recipe (per serving):

Pumpkin spice granola

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: pumpkin spice granola
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 213kcal

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecan nuts
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tbsp nutmeg, ginger powder and clove powder

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix the rolled oats with the spices and pumpkin seeds
  • Chop the pecan nuts and almonds and add them to the bowl
  • In a smaller bowl, mix the coconut oil, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree and maple syrup (or honey) and mix it all together
  • Add it to the bowl and mix it all together.
  • Preheat the oven for 5 minutes at maximum temperature
  • Spread the mixture over a baking sheet, place it in the oven and bake for 40 minutes at 180ºC (356ºF) or until the mixture is golden.
  • Make sure to stir the mixture every 10 or 15 minutes
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