Nutty Pumpkin Granola



I recently made some pumpkin muffins (which I’ll post soon) and had a little leftover pumpkin puree.  After feeding part of it to Zachary (he loved it, of course), I decided to use the rest to make some pumpkin granola.  I can’t believe that it’s practically mid-November and this is only my first pumpkin post of the year.  Insanity.   We’ve been lucky to have some very fall-like weather this week, which makes it a perfect opportunity for autumnal flavors.  Normally by now, I think fall is a distant memory and we start looking to hire snow shovelers.

I used a recipe that I frequently make as the base for this pumpkin granola.  It smelled so great as it was baking up and of course it tasted delicious, too.  One thing I love about this granola recipe is that it doesn’t use any refined sugars or butter or oil.  It’s quite healthy and the perfect complement to some Greek (or other) yogurt.

Nutty Pumpkin Granola

  • This sounds amazing and I have a little pumpkin left over as well. Thanks for sharing!

  • Your site is fast becoming one of my favourites – thanks so much for these great recipes.

  • Love homemade granola and I’ve been seeing this recipe float around the blogosphere as of late. It’s a sign of good thing. Amen to that Greek yogo!

  • This sounds WAY too good Elly! Gonna be making me some granola soon!

  • Nice idea to use the pumpkin in the granola…genius! Thanks Elly!

  • I can see I need to buy some more canned pumpkin Elly!!!!

  • This sounds divine! I must add it to my list of things pumpkin treats!

  • Brandy @

    This has just been ‘starred’ in my Google Reader. Looks great!!

  • Ben

    Now, that’s a great idea for pumpkin lovers. I love pumpkin and granola so this is a no-brainer. Great post!

  • Perfect idea to use up that extra pumpkin that always seems to be hanging around – yum!

  • It makes me crazy when I have half cans of pumpkin left after baking… what a great use for it! I like how healthy this granola sounds, also.

  • I made this today, and it is delicious! Not too sweet, just the right amount of spice, and lots of crunch. Plus, it was so easy to make! I’m already planning on making another batch tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • So glad you liked it, Katie!

  • I’ve made this before and it was absolutely delicious, as yours must be! Yum!

  • I made this yesterday and the granola came out great–crunchy and spicy–absolute yum. I followed your recipe to a T except for subbing in nuts that I had on hand 🙂

    • So glad you liked the granola!

  • I love making granola and am always looking for new recipes. Thank you for sharing yours.

  • Granola in the morning is my routine so I enjoyed reading this post

  • I never thought I would be making home made granolas but with this post it suddenly urged me to do it. Lovely recipe you have there.


  • Julia

    This recipe is great! The flavor is not overwhelming with pumpkin, the spices are pleasant and the crunch is awesome!

    • elly

      Glad you liked it, Julia!

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