Homemade Pumpkin Granola

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Granola can be a great way to add crunch and flavor to things like yogurt or oatmeal, however many packaged granolas are loaded with added sugars. Check out this recipe for a lower sugar alternative you can make at home.


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cups raw pecans
  • ⅓ cup raw pepitas
  • 3 tablespoon sugar (or 1 ½ tablespoons sugar-free alternative such as Stevia)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup coconut or olive oil
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree


  1. Preheat oven to 340 degrees F.
  2. Mix the oats, nuts, seeds, spices, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the coconut oil, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree and whisk. Pour over the dry ingredients and quickly mix with a wooden spoon.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto two baking sheets and bake for 23 to 33 minutes, stirring a bit near the halfway point.
  5. Once the granola is golden brown (usually about 25 minutes), remove from oven and let cool completely. It will crisp up as it cools.
  6. Transfer to an airtight container. Enjoy with milk or a bowl of yogurt.