vegan healthy pumpkin spice granola recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola

This healthy, homemade pumpkin spice granola recipe is easy to make at home and vegan too!

Call me basic if you like, but I like all things pumpkin spice! I just can’t help myself and while many of the pumpkin spice treats I like are delicious, they are not always good for me. But this! THIS is how I get pumpkin spice fix without any of the guilt!

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola is where it is at, you guys! Its simple, healthy, and gives me just enough pumpkin flavour to make me happy! It isn’t overwhelmingly pumpkin though, so don’t be scared off if you are not as big of a fan as I am.

Granola just sounds healthy, doesn’t it? But the truth is, if you look closely at the label of many of the store-bought versions you’ll be shocked to realize just how calorie rich and laden with refined sugar they are! That’s primarily the reason I love to make my own. That, and also because I can totally play around with flavours and create something that I just can’t find at the grocery store (at least not without a hefty pricetag to go with it).

How to make Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola

This granola recipe is super easy to make and doesn’t require much prep time at all! Mix up the ingredients. Spread them out on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until crispy and crumbly!

To make this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola, I used:

  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 tablespoons each hemp hearts, chia seeds and flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Start by preheating the oven to 300F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine coconut oil, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, salt, honey and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine oats, flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp hearts, sesame seeds and pecans (optional).

Add pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients and mix to coat evenly.

Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out evenly in a thin layer. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until slightly browned. Let cool. When cool, break up any large clumps with your hands.

That is it! Store your granola in an air-tight container and enjoy!

Bon appetit!

-Cathy

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola

Servings

10

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups oats

  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine coconut oil, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, salt, honey and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine oats, flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp hearts, sesame seeds and pecans (optional).
  • Add pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients and mix to coat evenly.
  • Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out evenly in a thin layer. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until slightly browned. Let cool.
  • When cool, break up any large clumps with your hands.
 

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