Pumpkin Spice Granola (One Bowl)

An easy recipe for Pumpkin Spice Granola, made in one bowl! This healthy make ahead breakfast is gluten free, refined sugar free and freezer-friendly!

An easy recipe for Pumpkin Spice Granola, made in one bowl! This healthy make ahead breakfast is gluten free, refined sugar free and freezer-friendly!

Fall is here! And with it come some of my favorite foods and flavors. As soon as September arrives, the internet seems to explode with pumpkin and apple recipes. If you had to choose between a pumpkin treat or an apple one, which would you choose? I don’t think I could give up either one!

If you’re a fan of apple, I have tons of great recipes on the blog for you. My favorites are this Slow Cooker Apple Crisp, these Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies, and these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats.

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If pumpkin is your thing, then you’ll love my Healthy One Bowl Pumpkin Bread and today’s Pumpkin Spice Granola.

And for those of you who just can’t decide? This Slow Cooker Pumpkin Apple Crisp is just for you!

An easy recipe for Pumpkin Spice Granola, made in one bowl! This healthy make ahead breakfast is gluten free, refined sugar free and freezer-friendly!

Now that we have four kids, you can expect to see even easier, faster, simpler recipes here at Kristine’s Kitchen. Our newest addition is only two weeks old, but the delivery went smoothly enough that I felt well enough to be back in the kitchen when he was just a week old. For that, I’m grateful. Brad has been awesome about getting our meals on the table but it’s nice to be able to help out.

An easy recipe for Pumpkin Spice Granola, made in one bowl! This healthy make ahead breakfast is gluten free, refined sugar free and freezer-friendly!

A version of this Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe has been on the blog for a while. The photos needed updating, and when I read the recipe I realized that I could simplify it. Now it’s easier than ever because you only need one bowl to mix the ingredients!

To make this Pumpkin Spice Granola in one bowl, you’ll start by combining the wet ingredients. Then you whisk in the spices and salt. You want to mix the wet ingredients + spices first to make sure they’re well blended before stirring in the oats, nuts and seeds. The cranberries, if you decide to use them, are added at the very end, after baking.

Enjoy this spiced granola with your favorite milk or on top of some plain or vanilla yogurt. It’s an easy make-ahead fall breakfast or snack!

An easy recipe for Pumpkin Spice Granola, made in one bowl! This healthy make ahead breakfast is gluten free, refined sugar free and freezer-friendly!

Tips for making this Pumpkin Spice Granola (One Bowl):

  • You can sub the pecans for walnuts if you like. The dried cranberries are optional, and golden raisins would also be delicious!
  • I like to store my granola in the refrigerator. It will keep there for up to 2 weeks. Or, you can freeze it for up to 3 months.
  • Not sure what to do with the rest of that can of pumpkin? Try my Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie or Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins (with an irresistible crumb topping!)

Pumpkin Spice Granola (One Bowl)

An easy recipe for Pumpkin Spice Granola, made in one bowl! This healthy make ahead breakfast is gluten free, refined sugar free and freezer-friendly!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, ½ teaspoon ground cloves, ¼ teaspoon allspice, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (30g) pepitas
  • ¾ cup (70g) raw pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cups (320g) old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup (25g) ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place coconut oil in a large bowl. Heat in the microwave until melted. Whisk in pumpkin puree and pure maple syrup.
  3. Add pumpkin pie spice (or spices) and salt to the bowl; whisk until well combined.
  4. Add the pepitas, pecans, oats, and flaxseed and stir until evenly coated. Transfer granola to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Stir gently and then press granola into an even layer on the pan. Continue baking for 20-25 minutes more, until granola is crisp, dry to the touch, and lightly golden.
  5. Cool completely on baking sheet (without stirring). Then, add the dried cranberries (if using) and gently transfer to an airtight storage container.
  6. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 (1/2 cup) servings, Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 295 Calories
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 97mg
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 5g
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