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Healthy Pumpkin Granola

Healthy pumpkin granola made gluten free and sweetened naturally with pumpkin seeds, oats, quinoa and almonds makes for the perfect fall snack!

Sprinkled on top of yogurt, apple slices with nut butter, or simply by the handful, there’s no wrong way to enjoy this pumpkin granola recipe! This healthy pumpkin granola is gluten free, made with nutrient dense nuts, seeds, and whole grains and sweetened naturally with maple syrup. What’s not to love?!

Granola makes for such a good snack, however not all granola is made the same. Unfortunately, most store bought granolas are packed with sugar, low in protein and not very nutritious. It’s definitely worth taking a look at the label and comparing different kinds before you buy! This goes for all granolas, pumpkin or not!

The good news is making your own pumpkin granola at home is super easy and makes for a really nutrient dense snack! This recipe specifically, has pumpkin seeds, quinoa, oats, pumpkin puree and almonds which provide protein, fiber and healthy fat — all things that give these crunchy granola clusters more staying power!

healthy pumpkin granola ingredients

  • pumpkin puree – as always, make sure you’re using pumpkin puree and not canned pumpkin pie!
  • oats (gluten free if desired)
  • raw almonds
  • tri-color or white quinoa
  • pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • maple syrup
  • coconut oil
  • vanilla extract
  • fresh ginger
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • collagen (optional; I use this collagen from mindbodygreen)
  • mushroom powder (I recommend the mushrooms powders from Om Mushrooms!)
gluten free pumpkin granola with pumpkin seeds, almond and quinoa

how to enjoy this granola

Pumpkin granola truly makes for the perfect fall snack! Here are a few ideas for how to enjoy this delicious and crunchy pumpkin granola!

  • on top of apple slices dipped in nut butter
  • like a bowl of cereal with nut milk on top
  • sprinkled on top of pumpkin yogurt (my favorite is siggi’s pumpkin spice)
  • on top of pumpkin ice cream for a crunch
  • simply a handful by itself!

favorite store bought pumpkin granola

As I mentioned, not all granola is created equal. Most you see at the grocery are high in sugar, low in protein and lacking nutritional value. My favorite store bought pumpkin granola is the pumpkin cinnamon granola from Purely Elizabeth.

Not only does it taste incredible, but it’s made with nutrient dense ingredients (similar to the ones I used in this recipe!), lower in sugar and higher in protein than your average granola and comes in big, nice clusters! The best part is it’s sold year round in store and online.

You can use code “MAGGIE10” for 10% off of your order on their website, I promise you will be hooked!

apples with peanut butter and healthy pumpkin granola on top
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healthy pumpkin granola

Healthy Pumpkin Granola

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 810 servings 1x
  • Category: pumpkin recipes
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Healthy pumpkin granola made gluten free and sweetened naturally with pumpkin seeds, oats, quinoa and almonds makes for the perfect fall snack!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cup oats (gluten free if desired) 
  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds 
  • 1/3 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped 
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice 
  • 3 tsp. ground ginger 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt 
  • 1 tbsp. arrowroot powder
  • 2 servings collagen/mushroom powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted 
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. In a large bowl toss the oats, uncooked quinoa, pumpkin seeds, chopped almonds, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, salt, and arrowroot powder and any collagen or mushrooms powders you would like to use.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract together. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix until completely combined.
  4. Spread out onto a baking sheet and baked for 20 minutes.
  5. Let cool for a few minutes and then place the granola in the freezer to harden for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove, break up granola with a folk so that some big clusters remain, and enjoy! 

Notes

Store granola in an airtight container or jar for up to 2 weeks. 

Keywords: healthy pumpkin granola; gluten free pumpkin granola

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