Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pumpkin Granola

Hopefully you aren't too pumpkin-ed out yet! The Holiday season is officially in full-swing, and I'm still lovin' me some pumpkin! Especially when it's incorporated into my favorite breakfast/snack food of all time. Yep. I'm talkin' about granola.

Pumpkin Granola

  • 5 cups GF rolled oats (not quick cooking kind)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil melted (or EarthBalance butter, or canola oil)
  • 1.5 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or agave)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin, coconut oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and applesauce.
  3. In another bowl, mix together dry ingredients (except the almonds and pumpkin seeds) and spices. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones in the large bowl.
  4. Stir, coating well. Spread mixture over two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. 
  5. Bake in preheated 325F oven for 20 minutes. Remove and stir. Add in the pumpkin seeds and sliced almonds. Place back in oven for another 20 minutes. If it doesn't seem crisp enough yet, don't worry. It will crisp up as it cools down!


  1. ashley, totally join our cookielove bloghop! if you make a cookie this month, link up so others can find this lovely blog of yours :). and i could totally eat some pumpkin granola right now. yummy! :D

  2. That pumpkin granola is one savory and interesting treat!