This easy Pumpkin Granola recipe is perfect to add to your yogurt parfait, have as a healthy snack or as a great cereal with fruit.
Hello Fall weather! When I start waking up to temps in the 50’s, it’s official in my brain. So let the pumpkin baking and everything pumpkin spice begin! Are you ready for it?
Since I haven’t made any of my favorite homemade granola in a while, I thought why not just dive into this season with this simple Pumpkin Granola. It’s spiced with the perfect amount of cinnamon, fall spices, maple syrup, pecans and raisins.
You can easily change up the additions as well each time you make it by substituting with different kinds of nuts or adding in chia seeds or flax seeds as well.
Granola makes a wonderful addition to your yogurt parfait, as a cereal topped with your favorite fresh fruits or even just right out of the container as a healthy snack.
How to Make Pumpkin Granola
If you have never made your own granola, it is so simple. Instead of spending $3.99 or more for a small bag, this is another easy way to save a little more in your grocery budget.
This pumpkin granola starts by mixing the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger together in a medium sized bowl. Then mixing the wet ingredients together in a separate small bowl the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
Then pour the liquid mixture over the oats mixture and stir to coat evenly and then spread the mixture out on a baking sheet.
Start by baking it for about 30 minutes and stir it every 10-15 minutes so that all areas get good and roasted.
I like to add the nuts after the first 30 minutes to avoid them burning and then bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until it’s dry. Again, stir half way through.
Cool the granola completely and then stir in the raisins.
Store in an airtight container.
Pro tips –
Substitute the pecans for any nut of choice. Almond slices, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and pistachios are all great options too.
If using pecans or walnuts, add them into the granola after toward the end of baking to avoid burning (for about the last 20 minutes)
Use honey in place of maple syrup if desired.
Cooking times may vary based on oven.
Try these other Pumpkin recipes too:
Pumpkin Granola Recipe
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Mix the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger together in a medium sized bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract together.
- Then, pour the liquid mixture over the oats mixture and stir to evenly coated.
- Spread everything out on a baking sheet.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, stiring ever 10-15 minutes.
- Add the pecans and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until it's dry, stirring half way through.
- Cool completely and then stir in the raisins.
- Store in an airtight container.