Pumpkin Granola

It’s crunchy, spiced and like a cozy fall day in your mouth. It’s pumpkin granola!

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Granola is one of my favourite breakfast foods of all time! Whether I’m sprinkling it over a smoothie bowl, in a yogurt parfait or straight up simply with milk – it’s the best! However, store-bought granola can be very dangerous because one minute you’re nibbling on a few clusters and the next thing you know, you’ve reached the bottom of the box. For this reason, I much prefer to make my own granola at home (but really what don’t I prefer making myself haha).

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I personally like to be in control of the type of sugar and oil used in my granola so 99% of the time, I make it myself. Maple syrup or honey are my go-to sweeteners in granola. I also love to play around with the flavours by adding different extracts depending on the season.

This granola also makes a great seasonal gift if you’re going to visit a loved one. Who doesn’t love a gift made with love? Put the granola in a jar with a cute ribbon and you’re set!

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Pumpkin Granola:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1-2 tsp pumpkin spice (get my pumpkin spice recipe here)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, pumpkin spice and salt. Mix to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, pumpkin puree and maple syrup. Whisk to incorporate.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry oat mixture and mix thoroughly, until everything is well coated.
  4. Spread granola mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350F degrees for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, mix granola and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely before adding the pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and chocolate chips. Store in airtight glass jars. Enjoy!

Do you want more fall-themed treat? Find my healthy pumpkin bread here.

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happy cooking,

Sarah

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