Skip to Content

Pumpkin Granola

Gluten Free Pumpkin Granola
Quick and Easy Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin granola is a wholesome homemade granola recipe you’ll love making all fall long. Full of sweet warming spices and real pumpkin, this easy cereal makes a delicious breakfast or snack.

A glass pumpkin jar stores this homemade pumpkin granola so you can feel festive while you spoon it out into your orange cereal bowl.

Pumpkin Granola

Post may contain affiliate links. To read my affiliate policy click here.

As soon as the page on the calendar flips to September, I am ready and raring to go for all things pumpkin. I am one of those girls and I am not even remotely ashamed.

What better way than to start a crisp autumn day with a bowl of homemade pumpkin granola while you sip your pumpkin spice chai tea?

Fall heaven I tell you! I’m definitely over here swooning at the very thought.

Not only is it a yummy make ahead breakfast, but it is also a perfect grab and go snack that my kids love. 

And it comes together in no time at all. A 5 minute prep and boom it’s doing it’s thing in the oven, making your house smell of cinnamon and pumpkin and everything else that’s nice about fall.

Ingredients

Glass bowls with the ingredients for pumpkin granola (milk, walnuts, pumpkin, coconut oil, pumpkin puree, spices and rolled oats) sit on a wooden table

Ingredients for pumpkin granola: milk, walnuts, pumpkin, coconut oil, pumpkin puree, spices and rolled oats

To make this chewy homemade granola recipe you’ll need:

How to Make

  1. Make the pumpkin coating.
    Use a small sauce pan to melt the coconut oil and whisk together the wet ingredients.

    Make the pumpkin coating

    In a small pot over low heat, melt the coconut oil and whisk in the pumpkin puree and maple syrup. Season the mixture with half of the cinnamon. Once everything is combined, remove the pot from heat and whisk in the milk.

  2. Combine the dry ingredients.
    A bowl of oats, spices, walnuts and brown sugar sit on wood waiting for you toss them together

    Toss the dry ingredients

    In a large bowl, toss together the rolled oats, nuts, brown sugar, salt and remaining spices until everything is well combined.

  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
    Pour the pumpkin onto the oat mixture and toss it together.

    Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir,

    Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and toss them together until clumps form. Then spread the oat mixture over a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick spray.

  4. Bake.
    Spread the granola on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick spray.

    Spread the granola on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick spray.

    Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-24 minutes or until the granola is lightly brown at the edges. Then let cool and break into pieces. 

Storing

A glass pumpkin jar makes festive storage for this easy granola.

Store your granola in an air tight container or an adorable glass pumpkin jar.

This granola will keep in an airtight container on the counter top for up to a week. This is the glass jar shown btws.

Serving Suggestions

A bowl of pumpkin granola on a cozy fall table

Pumpkin Granola

This pumpkin granola makes a delicious breakfast with milk or sprinkled over yogurt. I also like to stash some in sealable baggies and put them in my purse for when I am out and about for a quick snack.

Other Pumpkin Breakfasts and Snacks You Might Love

A jar of pumpkin granola on a cozy fall table

Pumpkin Granola

You know since I am pretty much queen of all things basic fall, I got ya covered with so many other sweet pumpkin goodies. These would be fantastic for a sweet pumpkin breakfast or snack:

Other Homemade Granola and Granola Bar Recipes

A bowl of pumpkin granola in front of a glass jar of it makes a cozy fall breakfast scene.

Pumpkin granola

Look if pumpkin spice isn’t your jam, that’s cool too. I have a few other granola and granola bar recipes you might love:

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
A bowl of pumpkin granola in front of a glass jar of it makes a cozy fall breakfast scene.

Pumpkin Granola


  • Author: Jenna Fletcher
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Description

Pumpkin granola is a wholesome homemade granola recipe you’ll love making all fall long. Full of sweet warming spices and real pumpkin, this easy cereal makes a delicious breakfast or snack.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 4 tbs of coconut oil
  • 2 tbs of milk
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of ginger
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 cups of rolled oats *
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small pot over low heat, melt the coconut oil and whisk in the pumpkin puree and maple syrup. Season with half of the cinnamon. Remove from heat and whisk in the milk.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the oats, nuts, brown sugar, salt, and remaining spices.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and toss together until clumps form.
  5. Spread over a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick spray.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20-24 minutes or until the granola is lightly brown at the edges.
  7. Let cool and break into pieces.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes

Feel free to use gluten free oats.

  • Category: breakfast, healthy
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6

Keywords: pumpkin granola, homemade granola recipe, easy pumpkin granola

Recipe rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Olivia

Sunday 5th of November 2017

I love granola...Nice one. Well done.

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal - Seasoned Sprinkles Seasoned Sprinkles

Friday 20th of October 2017

[…] Pumpkin Granola […]

Cranberry Almond Granola - Seasoned Sprinkles Seasoned Sprinkles

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

[…] are key to me. Even better if those snacks are healthy. So I love making granola like this pumpkin granola¬†or this peanut butter chocolate chip granola for that […]

Cheddar Apple Soup - Seasoned Sprinkles Seasoned Sprinkles

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

[…] We’ve had a lot of pumpkin in this house lately: pumpkin penne with peas, parmesan, and sage, pumpkin granola, Italian Style Pumpkin Cheesecake. But I was stubbornly going to make the pumpkin apple soup […]

Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Rice Bowls - Seasoned Sprinkles Seasoned Sprinkles

Friday 7th of October 2016

[…] a reappearance with these amazing Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Rice Bowls. There’s only so much pumpkin and squash my husband will eat happily and he was starting to reach his limit. I think he was […]

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.