Vegan Pumpkin Granola Recipe

Pumpkin Granola
Today was the perfect early fall morning. The temperature was cool, the sky clear, and I was craving pumpkin!

We went to the food co-op last night and their were many fall additions that weren’t there on my last trip. Kabocha squash, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and canned pumpkin. I excitedly bought 6 cans of pumpkin after a BYOB dinner and, despite Rich’s attempts, I could not be convinced to put any back.

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After debating among several pumpkin recipes, I finally decided on pumpkin granola. I had never tasted pumpkin granola, but imagined would be delicious. I was not disappointed.

I found a great base recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod – a great website with lots of vegan recipes. I tweaked it slightly, using only maple syrup to sweeten the granola. The end result was crunchy, full of fall flavors, and hearty. I only wish I doubled the recipe!

Yield: 5 cups of granola
Ingredients:
Dry
Dry ingredients
5 cups of oats
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Wet
Wet Ingredients
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (I used canned)
1/4 cup applesauce
1/3 cup maple syrup

Additional
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup pumpkin seeds

All mixed up
Method:
Method
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Add all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
3. Add all the wet ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix in the additional ingredients.
5. Divide the mixture in half, placing each on a greased baking sheet (you can also use parchment paper).
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the granola starts to slightly brown.

We enjoyed the granola with milk, I think it would also be great on smoothies!

The perfect fall Saturday breakfast!

The perfect fall Saturday breakfast!

5 thoughts on “Vegan Pumpkin Granola Recipe

  1. jennifer

    This looks awesome! I generally steer away from granloa because it has a lot of suger, but this has a moderate amount and I love maple syrup! All Fall essence!!

    1. megant620@gmail.com Post author

      Kelly,

      The egg holds the granola together but the pumpkin/applesauce combination does the same thing. Granola is incredibly fun to make and you can really make any variety vegan.

      Happy baking!

      Megan

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