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Pumpkin Spiced Granola

pumpkin spiced granola on a table


Fall is quickly becoming my favorite season.  I have always thought spring was my favorite, but I might have been wrong.  The colors, the flavors, the cooler temps, but still sunny days are proving to be a good thing.  Pumpkin is becoming very prominent here on this blog, I hope you are loving it as much as I am.

pumpkin spiced granola on a table

Remember when I made Vanilla Granola?  Well, that turned out so well, I just had to do a fall version.  Pumpkin, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, all flavors of fall.  They all blended perfectly in this granola.  It was perfect on top of vanilla yogurt, and my son enjoyed it plain as a snack.

pumpkin spiced granola on a table

The mix in possibilities are endless.  I went with dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate chips.  But you could do all kinds of different nuts or seeds, raisins or other dried fruit, or even skip the chocolate all together.  That is the nice thing about granola, you can easily tailor it to whatever your family likes.  Plus it freezes really well, so you don’t have to eat it all right away.

Yield: 10

Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Granola with all the flavors of fall - cinnamon, pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries. Perfect for a snack or breakfast.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 3 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 cups Rice Krispy cereal
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup applesauce, , unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  2. In a large bowl mix together oats and Rice Krispies.
  3. In a separate bowl combine cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, applesauce, maple sryrup and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture over the oats, and stir until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Spread onto baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, stir the oats, bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. Once cool mix in dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate chips.
  9. Store in an air tight container.


Adapted from Baking Bites

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

10 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 308Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 234mgCarbohydrates 62gFiber 5gSugar 31gProtein 6g

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Ada ~ More Food, Please

Thursday 19th of September 2013

Fall has become my favorite season as well! I love granola, especially when it has pumpkin seeds and spices add to it!


Monday 16th of September 2013

I have a thing for granola and I cannot wait to make this one. It's so perfect for fall…I bet it smells amazing while it's baking! Pinning now to make soon!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

Saturday 13th of October 2012

Amazing! You know I'm game for anything involving pumpkin! :)


Thursday 11th of October 2012

Oh I just love the color of this granola, Erin! Love all of the fall spice and the cranberries and pumpkin seeds make it so perfect. I love sprinkling granola over my yogurt.....but this would truly jazz it up! : )


Thursday 11th of October 2012

looks like a great tasting granola :)

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