Healthy Pumpkin Granola

Easy pumpkin granola

This healthy pumpkin granola infused with warm spices, real pumpkin, and toasty pecans and pepitas is loaded with giant clusters for the ultimate fall snack! (gluten-free, vegan option)


  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp neutral flavored oil, such as avocado oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, honey, oil and vanilla.
  3. Add oats, rice cereal, pecans, pepitas, flaxseed, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Stir to evenly coat everything.
  4. Pour onto prepared baking sheet and press evenly into a single, tight-fitting layer. You shouldn't be able to see any of the baking sheet underneath.
  5. Bake 30-35 minutes. Do NOT stir. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.
  6. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.


  • For vegan option, use maple syrup instead of honey.
  • This pumpkin granola isn't super sweet. Add more honey if you like.
  • You can use melted coconut oil in place of avocado oil.
  • You can swap the pecans or pepitas for any nuts.
  • Cook longer for a more crunchy granola, and less time for a softer granola.

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