Pumpkin Granola is loaded up with oats, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and pecans all flavored perfectly with some pumpkin puree and spice. This pumpkin granola recipe is so easy to throw together and is delicious layered with some vanilla yogurt. A scrumptious pumpkin recipe and taste of fall that you can make any time of the year.
If you love granola, check out my recipe for Simple Homemade Granola with Cranberries and Almonds.
This pumpkin granola recipe is laced with the toasty flavors of fall leaves falling and the smells of a warm pumpkin pie coming out of the oven. Every bite is a crunchy, pumpkin, cinnamon mouthful of delight. This pumpkin granola is amazing by the handful, or spoon it while it is still warm over a dish of vanilla bean ice cream for a super tasty treat. Oh man, I am drooling as I write this!!
One of the best parts about making your own granola is the way it makes your house smell like Christmas and Thanksgiving all at the same time. The simple spices really get aromatic in the oven as the granola bakes and the pecans get beautiful and toasty.
Tips to make Homemade Pumpkin Granola
I have seen packages of pumpkin granola popping up at my local groceries stores recently and I caved and bought a bag to give it a try. Needless, to say, I was a little disappointed in how unpumpkin it tasted, so I set out to create my own.
- Start this simple homemade granola recipe with fresh ingredients.
- I like to use organic pumpkin puree and pure maple syrup for this recipe (however, that is totally optional when you choose to make this recipe)
- Placing a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet is so helpful not only for keeping the pan clean, the paper can be used to funnel the granola into the container you will be storing it in.
- Keep an eye on your granola as it bakes. Check it about half way and give it a shake. As you get to the end of the baking time, check the granola frequently as oven temperatures can vary and the granola can burn quickly.
- This granola recipe can all be mixed right in the same mixing bowl, making for an easy clean up. Simply poor everything into one bowl and then poor it out evenly onto a baking sheet that is lined with a parchment paper.
- Allow the granola to cool completely before you place it into air tight containers to store.
How to Store Homemade Pumpkin Granola
This Pumpkin Granola can be store for up to six months. Allow the granola to cool completely and place into air tight containers or zip top bags. Store in a cool, dry place. If you live in a humid climate, the granola might not last as long.
If you would like to freeze this granola, to make it last longer, place into a zip top bag and squeeze out all of the air.
Pumpkin Granola Recipe
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- 2 cups regular oats
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple
- 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- Preheat oven to 325º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl mix together all ingredients, until everything is well combined and coated.
- Pour evenly out onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing half way through the cooking time.
- Store cooled granola in air tight containers in a cool/dry place
- Makes about 3 cups of granola. Nutrition calculation is based on 1/4 cup servings.
Pumpkin Granola is loaded up with oats, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and pecans all flavored perfectly with some pumpkin puree and spice. This pumpkin granola recipe is so easy to throw together and is delicious layered with some vanilla yogurt.