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Last Updated on December 7, 2020
This homemade pumpkin spice granola recipe is a delicious breakfast treat. Made with pumpkin seeds and coconut shreds, it’s a healthy snack too!
Ok, I’m going to be honest. When I started to create this recipe following the principles of the 21 Day Sugar Detox, I thought it was going to suck.
I know. Also, I’m not huge into pumpkin.
However, I realize now that I love pumpkin when it’s fresh roasted. Lord, what a difference in flavor. The flavor difference is similar to eating a tomato fresh from the garden and one you can buy from the grocery store in the middle of winter.
Even my husband ate a couple of handfuls, which shocked me to the core, since he hates pumpkin.
Anyhow, this Pumpkin spice Granola recipe is super simple and is nut-free and vegan to boot.
If you’d like to kick up the sweetness I recommend adding 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup.
Pumpkin Spice Granola
Made with fresh ingredients, this pumpkin spice granola is the perfect everyday snack
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2 cups large shredded coconut
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- Place the pumpkin puree, vanilla, salt, melted coconut oil and pumpkin spice in a bowl and mix.
- Then add in the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and coconut shreds and blend until well coated.
- Pour this onto a baking sheet and spread evenly.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 -15 minutes.
- Let sit out for 30 minutes and enjoy!
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Oh, Y-U-M. I’m definitely going to make this later on this afternoon so that I can have it for breakfast tomorrow with fresh almond milk. Thank you for posting another great 21DSD recipe!
I love to snack so this would be great to munch on,
This granola looks pretty fabulous to me!! I’m so glad you came around to pumpkin! Home-roasted tastes SO different from a storebought can!
Holy smokes it does!! Thanks Joanne.
Goodness, this pumpkin granola sounds AMAZING! I must try to make some.
I am racing to the store tomorrow for ingredients! This looks so amazing and easy! Thanks for sharing
yummy! This would definitely be something hubby and I could enjoy.
I’ve never actually roasted a pumpkin myself but I can imagine how amazing the taste difference is. I would totally love to dive into this, not too much though because I can’t handle THAT much pumpkin taste.
You had me at pumpkin! This sounds like a great snack!
You’re so right! Fresh pumpkin tastes completely different to me. I like this idea and want to try it. But, I generally want to try everything you post! Have you considered doing a Paleo cooking show? I would so watch that! 😉 Seriously. You’d be perfect.
Thanks hun! I would love to do something like this! Now to find the time 🙂
oh yum! this looks SO good!
This looks great! I’d love to try some in my greek yogurt 🙂 Not sure if that’s Paleo though…
I love this! You had me at pumpkin but add in coconut and I’m so there!
Delicious!! Super easy and I have all the ingredients! yay!
That granola looks really good!
Oh my pumpkiny goodness, this looks awesome! And just in time because I’m giving up honey and maple syrup for a few weeks. I’m making it today! Thank you 🙂
I am going to Pin this because I really want to make it – soon!
I cannot wait to try this! Granola/cereal is one thing I seriously miss since going grain and sugar free!
I hope you like it hun!
I don’t know if I should admit this, but I’ve never roasted a pumpkin! Some food blogger, huh? I think I need to remedy that this year, and then maybe make some granola with the fruit of my labor. 🙂 Thanks for a fun, healthy recipe!
It’s so simple! Also, you know how canned pumpkin has that bitter aftertaste. You get none of that with fresh roasted and it’s sweet.
I am a little confused on the steps in the recipe. Do you mean “blend” on the pumpkin, oil, spice, etc, then “mix in a bowl” with the seeds & coconut? Iris backwards (I think?) in the recipe. Can you clarify? Thanks!
Hi Natasha, it’s a one bowl recipe. I found that you need to mix the spices in with the wet ingredients so they get evenly dispersed.
I made this last night (even though my house was sweltering hot). Yummy!
Today I walked into the kitchen and was “munching” while I decided on what to eat for lunch. I still had some granola in my mouth when I took a bite of grilled chicken. YUMMY!! So I tossed some chicken chunks and granola in a bowl and garnished it with cilantro. Even more yummy! Weird combo, but a taste bud pleaser 🙂
That sounds delicious! I am going to have to try it!
My granola did not come out hard. It was very soft. I used canned pumpkin. Any suggestions.
I would bake it a touch longer and let it sit out for at least an hour to “harden” Alyssa