Cinnamon Pumpkin Granola

 Sweet and crunchy homemade cinnamon granola with a hint of pumpkin. Easy to make, plus better tasting and more affordable than store-bought granola!

Cinnamon Pumpkin Granola

 Growing up I thought I didn’t like granola, because when my mother made homemade granola she always put raisins in it and I have always detested raisins. Detested. I didn’t like trail mix for the same reason. But back to the granola. It was a happy day when I discovered that granola didn’t necessarily have to have raisins.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Granola

I’m far too much of an eat-on-the-go person to stop and pour myself a bowl of granola with almond milk, thus I’m very much a fan of greek yogurt cups. So quick, so portable, so perfect for layering on lots and lots of easy homemade granola (minus icky shriveled raisins). It’s definitely my average every day breakfast meal of choice. Unless I’m making waffles. or pancakes. or french toast. Those fall into a completely different breakfast category. But for the average wednesday morning, you can pretty safely bet I’m eating greek yogurt and homemade granola.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Granola

I started making my homemade granola last year and have never looked back since. It’s almost always cheaper than buying granola from the store, not to mention often healthier and yummier than most of the store-bought granolas I’ve tried. This cinnamon pumpkin granola recipe is easy peasy and perfect for putting a little Fall flare into your breakfast routine.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Granola

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Cinnamon Pumpkin Granola
 
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Sweet and crunchy homemade cinnamon granola with a hint of pumpkin. Easy to make, plus better tasting and more affordable than store-bought granola!
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Snack
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped nuts - such as Diamond of California (almonds, walnuts, and pecans all work well in this recipe too)
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 and lightly grease a large baking sheet. (Preferable one with a raised edge)
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, coconut, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.In another bowl whisk together honey, brown sugar, oil, vanilla, and pumpkin.
  3. Pour the wet mixture mixture over the oats mixture and stir to coat well. Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet in an even layer and bake 15 minutes, stir, and continue to bake in 10-15 minutes intervals, stirring well between each, until the granola is uniformly golden and no longer moist (for me this was a little over an hour but it will depend on your oven).
  4. Allow to cool completely (the granola will crisp a little more as it cools.) Store completely cooled granola in airtight containers for 1-2 weeks.
Notes
*for a nut-free version, you can replace the nuts with twice as many oats, OR I love using Fiber one original cereal too!

 

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Love everything pumpkin! This granola sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to try it!

I was so glad when I realised granola didn’t have to have nuts in when I make it at home! (I’m allergic) – now I’m a granola monster and I want all the flavours in the world – this looks delicious, I haven’t tried pumpkin in them yet, but going to have to as these look so good!

This looks great and really yummy! I can’t do coconut–would you just add more oats to replace the coconut? Thanks

    Yes adding a few more oats would work well! 🙂

Reading this post, has me craving home made granola!! I haven’t made granola in years … I think I’ll be giving this recipe a try, really soon!!

LOVE this recipe. My boyfriend makes fun of me because I make granola in massive, enough-to-feed-an-army, batches and my excuse is always, “but I made all of this for the cost of one box at the store!” I end up not being able to eat all of it and handing it out to basically anyone who stops by or I see. Haha.

    Ha!! Oh you’re a better person than I. I would hoard that granola alllll to myself! My husband is lucky I share with him. 😉

This looks amazing! Homemade granola is my favorite, and I’ve been meaning to make another batch for a while now. Pinned!

    I love making a big batch and storing it in my cupboard – it makes quick mornings that much easier!

Oh my! Definitely have picked up flavored granola from my local Whole Foods…but I can only imagine homemade. Would be on another level! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Xo, Alison

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My did not clump up at all like the picture shows. It stayed completely separate tiny pieces. Was going to use add a car snack on vacation but this will be too messy. Could I make another honey mixture and mix that on and let dry out?

Hi Tiffany! I just got done following this recipe and I am currently eating some with unsweetened almond milk poured over the top. It is so yummy! The amount of spice is perfect and I love the fact that it has the pumpkin flavor! The only thing I did differently was put my nuts and coconut flakes in the processor so it wouldn’t be as chunky and I replaced the honey with half maple syrup and half lite corn syrup (so it wouldn’t be too sweet) and I love it! I Thank you for a yummy breakfast and my 1st granola go-to!

    So glad to hear this recipe worked out for you! 🙂