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Crunchy Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola (gluten-free + vegan)

October 4, 2017

Crunchy Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola for an easy homemade gluten-free and vegan granola!Crunchy Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola for an easy gluten-free and vegan granola!

So I am the first to admit that I am not the best homemade granola maker. I have tried a few times and yes they are yummy but for some reason I always like the brands you can get at the store better. They are crunchier and the whole skipping the baking part also isn’t too bad ha! But I am a sucker for my favorite granola recipes here on the blog, especially the chickpea one!

This Crunchy Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola is my first official oat-based granola with an epic crunch!

This recipe turned out crunchy and sweet with no refined sugars! Plus I added a few of my favorite fall spices and nuts and seeds to the granola to make it hearty, satisfying and simple!

But it is mind boggling to me the amount of granolas out there LOADED with excess sugar. I am all about a little sweetness, but sometimes the amount added is just silly. You only need a little maple syrup for this recipe!

I also use Garden of Life®s Raw Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and their Raw Organics™ Chia Seeds in this recipe. In addition to keeping their vitamins and probiotics on hand always, I also use a variety of their pantry staples daily. Their coconut oil is great for both cooking/baking and for any hair/skin/nail needs. Obviously recommend keeping two different jars because that can get a little weird baking with the same oil you lather your hair with 😉

Making this granola will take you 5 minutes to prep basically and then only 30 minutes to cook! Quick and easy and then you will have a delicious fall-inspired granola to enjoy for days.

Healthy granola ingredients:

Oats (gluten-free if needed)

Garden of Life Raw Organics Chia Seeds

Garden of Life Raw Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Pumpkin seeds

Pecan

Pumpkin pie spice

Cinnamon

Vanilla extract

Maple syrup

Pumpkin puree

Almond butter

Here are a few of my newest granola recipes too:

Super Chunky Grain-free Chocolate Chip Granola (vegan + gluten-free) and Healthy Dark Chocolate Granola with Clusters (vegan + gluten-free)

Crunchy Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola for an easy gluten-free and vegan granola!Crunchy Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola for an easy gluten-free and vegan granola!

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Crunchy Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola (gluten-free + vegan)

  • Author: rachel mansfield
  • Yield: 2.5 cups 1x
  • Category: gluten-free, vegan
  • Cuisine: granola, breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 3 tablespoons Garden of Life Raw Organics™ Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoonsGarden of Life®s Raw Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons creamy nut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper
  2. In a small sauce pan, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, pumpkin puree, almond butter and vanilla extract and turn to medium heat stir the ingredients together as they melt
  3. Remove from heat
  4. In a large bowl, mix together oats, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon
  5. Pour wet pumpkin mixture over the dry ingredients and evenly mix so the oats are coated well
  6. Pour onto baking tray and bake in oven for 30 minutes (shaking the tray after 15 minutes or so!)
  7. Store in airtight container on countertop for a week or in the fridge/freezer for longer!

xx, Rach

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15 Responses

  1. I’m always appalled at the amount of sugar in granola too! Its ridiculous sometimes and totally unnecessary. This looks super tasty. I’m a big fan of homemade granola. Loving the addition of almond butter here! Adding nut butter to anything makes it better;)

  2. This sounds so amazing! What do you suggest for making it grain free? Additional nuts and seeds? Love me some pumpkin! Live in the fall!!!

    1. hi sandy! no i do not provide the NI for my recipes. i chat more about this on my FAQ page but feel free to input it into an online calculator if you’d like!! xoxo

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