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Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin granola

So who’s had a pumpkin spice latte yet?  Anyone?  Show of hands?  I like pumpkin spice lattes just fine, but they’re not my favorite by a long shot.  Nope.  If I had my choice I’d go for something chocolatey and spicy.  Mmm, Mexican mocha.  That’s where I’m at.

So imagine my surprise when I found out that one of Starbucks’ fall drinks is the Chile mocha.  Now THAT’S what I’m about.  Can we start a craze around this drink?  Is that possible?  😉  Has anyone had one?  I’m definitely going to have to try it.

But back to pumpkin.  Pumpkin is so darn good for you.  And so is granola, in theory, if you can stay away from kinds that have lots of added sugar.  So why not bring the two together into a weird Frankenstein’s monster?

Its alive!!!!!!

😉🎃

This is the perfect fall granola. (Or if you’re like me and like fall flavors all year round, it’s also a great granola for April. 🙂). It’s healthy, you can customize the nuts based on what you like, and PUMPKIN!

I love this granola on top of Greek yogurt. I stir a little apple butter into the yogurt, then I top it with this.

Its fall in a bowl!

(Slightly adapted from a pumpkin granola recipe on Popsugar)

Pumpkin Granola
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1½ cups unsalted nut of your choice, or a mix
  • ½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut (optional)
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup pumpkin purée
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp molassss
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Spray a lipped baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, coconut, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt. Stir. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together pumpkin puree, honey, molasses, and vanilla.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until completely combined.
  6. Pour out onto prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Don't stir.

{ 22 comments… add one }
  • Kate @ Framed Cooks September 25, 2016, 1:12 pm

    I have yet to have a pumpkin anything so far this season – I’m falling behind! This granola looks like the perfect thing to start with. 🙂

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:32 am

      Thanks, Kate! You have to catch up on your pumpkin! 😉

  • Mir September 26, 2016, 4:34 am

    As much as I love pumpkin, I’m with you on the new Starbucks drink. It has to become the new trend!
    And this granola looks like a perfect accompaniment. Yay for fall-themed breakfast!

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:33 am

      Thanks, Mir! Nothing beats spicy and chocolate.

  • Megan - The Emotional Baker September 26, 2016, 5:16 am

    I’m obsessed with granola!! – I just made a pumpkin version – so delicious! I can’t wait to try this one 🙂 As far as Starbucks, I’d much prefer to make a homemade chai tea latte!

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:33 am

      Yes! Homemade chai tea latte sounds great. Thanks, Megan!

  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop September 26, 2016, 6:07 am

    I’m not a huge fan of sweet coffees…..maybe a mocha every once in a while! Granola, I love in any flavor! This looks just delicious! I love that it has pumpkin in it….not just pumpkin spices!

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:34 am

      Thanks so much, Kathy!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice September 26, 2016, 6:12 am

    I’ve had more pumpkin spice lattes than I care to admit…it’s my guilty pleasure! Along with pumpkin granola. You reminded me that it’s been WAY too long since I’ve made some. Looks delicious, Amanda!

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:34 am

      Thank you, Gayle!

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary September 26, 2016, 9:55 am

    My hand is definitely not up in response to that question. The PSL is crazy over priced if you ask me. Lol! While I might not be ordering a PSL in this lifetime, I will be all over this granola! Such a fabulous flavor, girlie! Cheers!

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:35 am

      Haha! Thanks, Cheyanne!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes September 26, 2016, 10:56 am

    Hooray for pumpkin! And double hooray for pumpkin granola. I’ll want to put this on EVERYTHING!

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:35 am

      Thanks, Eva!

  • nadia September 26, 2016, 12:00 pm

    Sounds delicious! So comforting, perfect for autumn 🙂

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:35 am

      Thanks, Nadia!

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks September 26, 2016, 8:52 pm

    100% totally guilty. I got the PSL last week. I wish I would have had the option to have some of this pumpkin granola instead because this looks absolutely perfect!

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:37 am

      Thanks, Rachelle!

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen September 27, 2016, 2:54 am

    This pumpkin granola looks Autumnlicious, Amanda. Love the way you have used pumpkin puree here — just wonderful. I would love to wake up to this every morning.

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:37 am

      I’m loving the word “autumnlicious”! I’m totally using that!

  • Balvinder September 27, 2016, 7:00 pm

    I am loving all the pumpkin recipes popping up on the blogs and granola seems to be a popular one. I am going to have to try it.

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:39 am

      Thank you so much!

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