Pumpkin Spice Granola

16 Sep 2015

Pumpkin Spice Granola

This Pumpkin Spice Granola is the perfect way to get into the fall flavors! The pumpkin seeds and coarse salt make this granola deliciously sweet and salty.

Pumpkin Spice Granola


I just had my first pumpkin spiced Starbucks beverage yesterday. I don't care what the calendar says. In my mind, it is officially fall.

Which means...bring on the pumpkin!



Pumpkin Spice Granola


And apples, of course, but I bake with apples all year round. For some reason, I want to save the pumpkin flavor excitement for September to November. Too much of a good thing and I might get sick of it. And I am not ready to get sick of pumpkin just yet.

But what I am ready for is endless snacking. I barely want lunch after snacking on this granola pretty much all day. Can I replace lunch with another bowl of granola please?


Pumpkin Spice Granola


And while this recipe doesn't actually have any pumpkin in it, it has pumpkin seeds and homemade pumpkin spice (if you don't have any, you can buy it from your favorite grocery store or from Amazon).

This might be one of my favorite granola ideas ever! And if you know me, you know that I love making homemade granola. I especially like a sweet and salty granola, which is exactly what this granola offers. The coarse salt adds a surprise salty crunch which I just adore. But if you would prefer this granola without the salty taste, I would suggest to reduce the salt.

Happy snacking!


Pumpkin Spice Granola


Pumpkin Spice Granola
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spice and salt. 
  3. In a small saucepan on medium heat, melt the honey and coconut oil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour the honey mixture on the oat mixture, and stir until fully combined.
  5. Spread the mixture over the prepared baking sheet, and place in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the granola is slightly golden. 




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21 comments:

  1. Ohhh pumpkin granola...perfect for fall - thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

    .:Marta:.

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  2. im so ready for pumpkin!!! bring it on.

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  3. Sometimes granola really hits the spot. This looks like a great one! And Noosa has its pumpkin flavored yogurt out!

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  4. What a great granola recipe Cathleen, love pumpkin.

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  5. Oh, boy. I'd love to start my day with your delectable, autumn spice granola!

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  6. YUM, this looks like it would make for a perfect fall breakfast - I always love homemade granola, and this one looks perfect for this time of year :)

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  7. I have yet to make my own granola. This looks like a perfect one to try first!

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  8. This sounds so so good! I love anything pumpkin spice, so I know this is a winner!

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  9. This sounds delicious, Cathleen! I do love homemade granola but have never strayed from the standard versions. I love the the pumpkin flavors in this one.

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  10. I am going to have to try and make some pumpkin spice :)

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  11. Mmmm, I need this for breakfast! Looks perfect for autumn!

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  12. I'll bet this smells amazing while it's baking! It probably even tastes more amazing.

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  13. I'll bet this smells amazing while it's baking! It probably even tastes more amazing.

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  14. YUM! Imagine scattering some on my pumpkin soup :-))

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  15. What a great idea! I'm definitely going to try it.

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  16. Yay for pumpkin season! Love the looks of this pumpkin spice granola, and I bet your kitchen smelled like heaven while it was baking up!

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  17. Bookmarked! My kids love pumpkin & granola so this will be perfect for them. YUM!

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  18. Autumnalways suits you - and hey! You can put apples in everything like you love to do :D
    This granola looks and sounds absolutely fantasmic, and the flat will smell so good when you make it :D x

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  19. Cathleen, I've been meaning to tell you how good this looks!

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