Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola

Homemade granola is incredibly easy!
This pumpkin spice version is crunchy, slighty sweet and delicious.

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola

I know, I know, two pumpkin spice recipes IN A ROW.

Don't send hate mail! For all us pumpkin spice lovers this is basically a dream. And here's a secret...if you love the flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg and toasted grains, you'll love this recipe too.

What I'm saying is - it's awesome!

Since Tuesday I've been eating it as cereal {straight up put in a bowl and pour milk over it just like cereal} and as a topper in yogurt parfaits. Sometimes as breakfast, sometimes as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola

Homemade granola is easy, do not be intimidated! The hardest part is stirring it every 15 minutes till it gets all crunchy and great. Hard part being - SET AN OVEN TIMER - so it doesn't burn. The easy part is taking five minutes to mix up the wet and wet ingredients and dumping it all on a rimmed sheet pan.

Other granolas I've made over the years {in case you're interested} - are my crunchy peanut butter version, my almond butter version and a fun maple pecan version.

They are ALL fabulous, but if you plan on eating homemade granola during the months of September, October and November, this is the one.

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola

I loaded this granola up with a bunch of healthy stuff - old-fashioned oats, ground flax seed meal, sliced almonds and chopped pecans. And since most store bought granolas are heaped with added sugars, I made sure to just add the basics in this recipe - honey, pure maple syrup and coconut oil.

Just a bit of each three to pull the dry ingredients together.

The whole batch makes around 4 cups or 16 servings {at 1/4 cup each}. When calculated it comes at 181 calories, 10 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber and under 8 grams of sugar.

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola

This stuff stays fresh for awhile! Like 3-4 weeks {or longer} awhile. I like to store mine in mason jars with these colorful lids {seriously, buy this set to jazz up your kitchen}. They are great for dry food storage - oats, this granola, nuts, dried fruit, flours, etc.

I'll also divide up and put some in small snack Ziploc bags so my kids can take some easily to school in their lunches.

And of course, tupperware containers work great too.

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola

Who is ready to bake up a batch?

Make sure to tag me on socials {@sweetsavoryeats} so I can see your photos! I can't wait to hear what you think.

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola

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Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola
Yield: 16 servings (1/4 cup each)
Author: Ally
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 5 M
Homemade granola is easy to make and this one tastes like Fall! Hints of pumpkin spice ring throughout the oats and nuts with just a slightly sweet flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 t vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In another bowl combine the honey, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla extract.  Pour this into the dry mixture and combine.
  4. Dump the granola into a rimmed baking sheet and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 1 hour - stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Allow the granola to cool. Store in an airtight container or jar. The granola will stay fresh for 3-4 weeks.

Notes:

Feel free to add anything to this granola not listed - different types of nuts, dried fruit, etc. Just note it will alter the nutritional value.

Calories

181.26

Fat (grams)

10.30

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.49

Carbs (grams)

20.21

Fiber (grams)

3.00

Net carbs

17.21

Sugar (grams)

7.97

Protein (grams)

3.50

Sodium (milligrams)

75.03

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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