Easy Pumpkin Granola (Gluten Free – Refined Sugar Free – Vegan)

You will have to stop yourself from eating this easy homemade pumpkin granola by the handful! Naturally sweetened, it’s delicious on its own but also the perfect gluten-free and vegan topping for your yogurt or smoothie bowl! 

easy homemade pumpkin granola in two mason jars placed on a rustic wooden table with a purple napkin in the background

Do you remember this homemade pumpkin granola from last year guys?

It was originally included as a crunchy topping in my recipe for Apple Yogurt Parfaits but given its level of yumminess, I thought this fall-inspired easy pumpkin granola deserved a little blog post on its own.

You know, some people don’t like apples cooked in cinnamon (say what?!) or don’t like parfaits (please, explain!) so…I just wanted to give more exposure to this much-loved homemade pumpkin granola.

side view of a mason jar filled to the top with homemade pumpkin granola with some pecans and cranberries on top

As I’m typing this post, I have a batch of this easy-to-make pumpkin granola baking the oven and seriously, the smell of fall spices is so comforting!

All I want to do is read a lovely book by the fireside, wrapped up in a blanket while drinking herbal tea or a pumpkin spice latte. Except I don’t have a fireplace and it’s just way too sunny at the moment for that situation to be acceptable. But who cares?

I’m loving this cozy fall atmosphere, and I’m loving this homemade pumpkin granola even more. Seriously, it’s so delicious! Give it a go, and tell me what you think! Enjoy 🙂

close-up of an open jar filled to the top with homemade easy pumpkin granola

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Try this delicious pumpkin granola this Fall! Perfect for breakfast, as a snack or even for dessert! Gluten free, Vegan and Refined Sugar Free | Find the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com
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Easy Pumpkin Granola (Gluten Free – Refined Sugar Free – Vegan)

You will have to stop yourself from eating this easy homemade pumpkin granola by the handful! It's delicious on its own but also the perfect breakfast recipe and topping for your yogurt or smoothie bowl! 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked granola, gluten-free granola recipes, healthy granola recipes, homemade granola, pumpkin granola, refined-sugar free, sweet pumpkin recipes, vegan granola recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 459 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats use gluten free oats for GF
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup if vegan
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F/160F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, shredded coconut, pecan, and spices. In another medium bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and honey, if using. Add to dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat and spread oat mixture in a single layer. The thinner the layer, the better. If you don't have two baking sheets, do two batches. Don't overcrowd the sheet.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes or until granola is golden and no longer wet (it might be a little more or less depending on your oven). Halfway through baking, take granola out of the oven and stir it (this will allow for even baking and your granola will be crunchy on all sides). 

  5. When granola is ready, turn the oven off and keep the granola inside for about 5 minutes. This will make it even crispier! Remove from the oven and stir in dried cranberries. Cool completely and store in mason jars!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pumpkin Granola (Gluten Free – Refined Sugar Free – Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 393mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 17g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 114.6%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 5.9%
Iron 17.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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7 Comments
    1. Hi Charlotte! If you are used to not eating sweeteners this recipe could definitely work without the maple syrup yes 🙂 It will only be sweetened by the pumpkin puree. Hope you’ll enjoy this granola 🙂

  1. As I am sitting here typing this, I’m shoving spoonfuls of this granola into my mouth straight out of the container. This stuff is fantastic! Not too sweet, not too pumpkin-y.
    I toasted the pecans and coconut separately and then stirred them into the cooked granola with the cranberries. This was just me being a perfectionist and wanting to control the level of browning on the two. Om-nom-nom…okay, okay I’m putting the container away now!

    1. You made me laugh haha. I too find it VERY difficult not eat the whole batch in one sitting. Last time I made some, I had to give most of it away to a friend of mine because I didn’t trust myself haha. I’m glad you love this recipe too 🙂

  2. Could this pumpkin granola look any more autumnal!? The fireplace and the book would be lovely additions but I think the smell of the baking granola would already do the trick and take me straight to fall wonderland!

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