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Pumpkin Granola

pumpkin granola recipeI know that it is most important meal of the day, but I am not much of a breakfast eater. I like to snack on things, but not eat a whole meal. Plus, I do not drink milk. I have never had a glass of milk in my entire life. I think that if I did, cereal would be what I would eat. It is sweet, crunchy, and easy to make first thing in the morning. I am not exactly what one would call a “morning person”. Granola is my go to breakfast. It is so easy to make, keeps for awhile, and I can put some in a Ziploc bag and run out the door. I like this version for fall because it is spicy and sweet, and of course has pumpkin in it. I cannot seem to get enough pumpkin these days. I also like to make granola because you can use whatever you have in your pantry to spruce it up. Pepitas, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, any kind of dried fruit you like. I also used this pumpkin granola to make granola bars for my son’s preschool snack. So versatile!

pumpkin granola recipe5 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds

pumpkin granola recipeIn a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and brown sugar.

pumpkin granola recipeIn another bowl, combine the pumpkin, maple syrup, applesauce, and vanilla.

pumpkin granola recipePour the pumpkin mixture into the oat mixture.

pumpkin granola recipeToss the mixture until all of the oats are coated.

pumpkin granola recipeSpread the granola onto a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment.

pumpkin granola recipeBake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 20 minutes. Take the granola out and stir it around. Bake another 20 minutes or until the granola gets crisp. Take the granola out and mix in the cranberries and almonds.

pumpkin granola recipeThis recipe is adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod.

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Ingredients

  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and brown sugar.
  2. In another bowl, combine the pumpkin, maple syrup, applesauce, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the oat mixture.
  4. Toss the mixture until all of the oats are coated.
  5. Spread the granola onto a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment.
  6. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 20 minutes. Take the granola out and stir it around. Bake another 20 minutes or until the granola gets crisp. Take the granola out and mix in the cranberries and almonds.

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  1. Blog is the New Black

    October 18th, 2011 at 4:03 am

    LOVE homemade granola! This looks heavenly!

  2. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    thanks Liz!

  3. Catherine Daugherty

    October 18th, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Good morning! My nephew just told me about your website via Facebook. He visits here often and thought I would like it too. I do! I used to keep homemade granola on hand all the time. Lately I haven’t made any and your Granola post has got me energized to get some in the oven. Thanks for sharing!

  4. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Welcome Catherine! Granola making is fun too.

  5. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    October 18th, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I’ve been wanting to try pumpkin granola since Maria posted it. I’ll have to try it soon. I love eating breakfast. I could eat it twice a day.

  6. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Me too! It is a great recipe.

  7. Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    October 18th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Whenever I make homemade granola I end up eating the whole lot. And not just for breakfast- it becomes my snack and occasionally my dinner too! Perfect for the fall season!

  8. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I eat it all day long. I also really love to make it. It is fun.

  9. Jennifer (Savor)

    October 18th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I was honored to feature you on my site Bree….maybe some day we will share a glass of milk. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks for having me!

  11. Lindsay @ Schnoodle Soup

    October 18th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Sounds delish. The only problem – I can’t be trusted around granola!!

  12. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Pre-portion it. It helps sometimes to not scarf it down in one sitting. Not that I would know anything about that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Julia

    October 18th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    This looks awesome! I make granola about twice a week (it disappears quickly in my home), and am psyched to find an oil-free recipe that uses pumpkin. I’ll make this tonight. Would you also share how you made the granola bars?

  14. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I used this recipe:
    https://backtothecuttingboard.com/dessert/no-bake-chewy-granola-bars/

  15. Shelley

    October 18th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    this looks so good. can’t wait to make this GF

  16. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    How do you do that?

  17. Shelby

    October 18th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I am such a big fan of granola…so easy and healthy, not to mention delicious and extremely addicting… I have a few posts about it up as well. I love throwing in some ground flaxseed and/or wheat germ for a little health kick too!

  18. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Me too. I didn’t even think to throw some flax in there, good idea!

  19. LB

    October 18th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    this might be a silly question…. how do i go from granola to granola BAR?

  20. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    It is very easy…. I used this recipe.
    https://backtothecuttingboard.com/dessert/no-bake-chewy-granola-bars/

  21. Deena@StayAtHomeFOODIE

    October 18th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    This looks great and so easy to make. I have to admit that I carry a bag of dried cereal into the car with me every morning. This would be so much tastier.

  22. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    And a nice change. What kind do you carry around?

  23. Maria

    October 18th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Glad you liked the granola! It is one of my favorites!

  24. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I cannot even look at your blog these days and not get baby fever. Caleb is so sweet. Love his name.

  25. Valentina

    October 18th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    beautiful! i’d be snacking on this all day long!

  26. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    thank you Valentina!

  27. CouponClippingCook

    October 19th, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Great combination of flavors in this granola recipe. Sounds so good and healthy too. Your pictures look so pretty too!

  28. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you so much!

  29. Denise @ TLT

    October 19th, 2011 at 3:54 am

    It’s been such a long time since I made my own granola and after seeing your wonderful version, I really don’t know why;) It’s about time to change that!

  30. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Yes it is Denise!

  31. Natalie

    October 19th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    This looks so healthy and delicious. I love granola with milk, in my yogurt and on its own. I will definitley try this recipe!

  32. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I hope that you do Natalie!

  33. Kelly Gill

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    This sounds AWESOME! I’m going to make a few batches and share with my neighbors. Thanks!

  34. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I have a feeling that you will be very popular on your street.

  35. Dixie

    October 19th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I just made this and it’s wonderful!!! I know my family will love it, too. As an added bonus, my house smells like fall from baking it!

  36. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I am so glad Dixie, it smells like fall doesn’t it?

  37. Dixie

    October 21st, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    My daughter (9) had the brilliant idea to toss in a handful of chocolate chips, so it’s pumpkin chocolate chip granola. Very yummy!! She has requested I make a nut free batch this weekend so she can take it to school for her snacks next week. So, you know what I’m doing this weekend!!

  38. bakedbree

    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Smart girl you have there!

  39. Piper@GotItCookIt

    October 19th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I can’t get enough pumpkin right now, and now I NEED this too. I got some ideas for some tweaks that will customize for “loves”. Looks great!

  40. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Me too Piper!

  41. Frugal Skills

    October 20th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I love the idea of “seasonal granola.”

  42. bakedbree

    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    me too. I eat so much of it, it is nice to change it up.

  43. The Spotted Lamb

    October 20th, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I’m in love with your site and when I saw this recipe I had to feature you/it on my own blog — thanks for the inspiration to get baking! https://www.thespottedlamb.com/1/post/2011/10/goodness-gracious-great-granola.html

  44. bakedbree

    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    thank you for both!

  45. Amanda

    October 22nd, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Yummy!

    Granola? Plus pumpkin? Too good to be true!

    Amanda
    softandstiffpeaks.blogspot.com

  46. bakedbree

    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Healthy too!

  47. Carroll @Vanilla Lemonade

    October 26th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Yowza, that looks great- my husband cannot get enough granola!

  48. bakedbree

    October 29th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Me neither!

  49. bali cooking class

    October 29th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    thanks for shared, i love granola very much…
    keep cooking & sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. bakedbree

    October 29th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    you are welcome.

  51. Kelly Gill

    November 1st, 2011 at 11:40 am

    LOVED this! I made a double batch and shared it with my neighbors. It’s great with Greek yogurt- my fav breakfast (I’m not a huge breakfast girl either). Thanks!

  52. bakedbree

    November 7th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I bet you were probably pretty popular in your neighborhood.

  53. MassachusEATS

    November 27th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I just pulled a batch out of the oven and, man oh man, does it smell great! Thanks for the wonderful recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. bakedbree

    November 27th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    You are welcome!

  55. mrsblocko

    December 15th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I made this granola and wrote about it here. This is now my favorite cold weather granola. I have some every day for breakfast or lunch. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

  56. bakedbree

    December 18th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    you are welcome! I am glad that you like it so much.

  57. Betsey

    October 17th, 2018 at 11:21 am

    This is delicious. I’m making it again. Can’t wait to surprise my daughter who’s off at college. I add more nuts.

  58. bakedbree

    October 19th, 2018 at 4:27 am

    That will make an excellent care package!

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