Homemade Pumpkin Granola

Homemade Pumpkin Granola

It was really only a matter of time before I combined pumpkin and granola, wasn’t it?

If you like granola and yogurt with a cup of tea on crisp Fall morning, this is definitely a recipe for you. Most of the flavor comes from the pumpkin spice rather than the actual pumpkin. Still it tastes(and smells!) delicious.

Homemade Pumpkin Granola Serving

If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, just use a mix of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg to get the same flavor. You can also add in an extra 1/2 cup of raisins or dried apple slices if you want to add a touch of sweetness.

Homemade Pumpkin Granola

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 3 cups):

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, maple syrup, pumpkin, oil, spice and salt thoroughly.
  3. Lay the wet oats out on a non-stick baking surface in a thin layer.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, breaking up the oats around 10-15 minutes before taking them out of the oven.
  5. Let the oats cool completely once they’re done.
  6. Mix in the walnuts and store the granola in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Homemade Pumpkin Granola Yield

You can also feel free to add white chocolate chips and candy corn. I can say from experience that that’s a winning combination.

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18 Responses to Homemade Pumpkin Granola
  1. Hannah
    October 19, 2012 | 10:03 am

    I’m learning more and more that this whole North American obsession with pumpkin baked goods is less about actual pumpkin than sugar + pumpkin pie spices. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course! Spices and sugar sure as heck are delicious.

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  3. Errign
    October 19, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Hi Evan – is this granola crunchy or chewy? Looks good!

    • Wannabe Chef
      October 19, 2012 | 2:04 pm

      It’s definitely on the chewy side

  4. Tami
    October 19, 2012 | 6:38 pm

    I love the granola in the pumpkin can, it’s one of my favorite pictures of yours

  5. The Candid RD
    October 22, 2012 | 7:06 am

    IT’s so pretty! And it sounds wonderful. Anything that involves pumpkin MUST be good! Thanks for the recipe Evan.

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  9. Alyssa
    November 21, 2012 | 8:46 pm

    Looking forward to making this recipe!! I have so much pumpkin it’s not even funny!! 😀 I should add the white chocolate chips after the oven stage, right?? Just checking. 🙂 Will probably be posting a flurry of pumpkin recipes at my blog!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!
    xoxo

    • Wannabe Chef
      November 21, 2012 | 8:48 pm

      Yes, wait until the granola is completely cooled before adding anything chocolaty.

      • Alyssa
        November 23, 2012 | 6:56 pm

        Hey, did the recipe!! I spread it out over two baking pans. My mistake. Make sure you put the recipe on only one pan….mine burned. 🙁 Will try again hopefully soon.

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  13. mary
    October 20, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Just finished making this recipe and did a few things differently.
    1. I used coconut oil in place of the cooking oil.
    2. I added chia seeds (for protein)before baking.
    3. I doubled the recipe and baked it in two pans in a 300 degree oven for about 40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
    Granola came out crunchy but not burned. Its perfect!

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