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