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.

pumpkin granola

Pumpkin Granola

Yield: 6 1/2 cups

Pumpkin Granola - Give me all the pumpkin. Pumpkin spice granola is a great way to start the day.

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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 58 Comments

  1. Blog is the New Black

    LOVE homemade granola! This looks heavenly!

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Liz!

  2. Catherine Daugherty

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      Welcome Catherine! Granola making is fun too.

  3. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      Me too! It is a great recipe.

  4. Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    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!

    1. bakedbree

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

  5. Jennifer (Savor)

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

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks for having me!

  6. Lindsay @ Schnoodle Soup

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  7. Julia

    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?

  8. Shelley

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

    1. bakedbree

      How do you do that?

  9. Shelby

    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!

    1. bakedbree

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

  10. LB

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

  11. Deena@StayAtHomeFOODIE

    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.

    1. bakedbree

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

  12. Maria

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  13. Valentina

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

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Valentina!

  14. CouponClippingCook

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

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you so much!

  15. Denise @ TLT

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      Yes it is Denise!

  16. Natalie

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

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that you do Natalie!

  17. Kelly Gill

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  18. Dixie

    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!

    1. bakedbree

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

      1. Dixie

        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!!

        1. bakedbree

          Smart girl you have there!

  19. Piper@GotItCookIt

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      Me too Piper!

  20. Frugal Skills

    I love the idea of “seasonal granola.”

    1. bakedbree

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

    1. bakedbree

      thank you for both!

  21. Amanda

    Yummy!

    Granola? Plus pumpkin? Too good to be true!

    Amanda
    softandstiffpeaks.blogspot.com

    1. bakedbree

      Healthy too!

  22. Carroll @Vanilla Lemonade

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

    1. bakedbree

      Me neither!

  23. bali cooking class

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

    1. bakedbree

      you are welcome.

  24. Kelly Gill

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      I bet you were probably pretty popular in your neighborhood.

  25. MassachusEATS

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

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome!

  26. mrsblocko

    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.

    1. bakedbree

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

  27. Betsey

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

    1. bakedbree

      That will make an excellent care package!

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