Pumpkin Pie Granola


by Oct 7th, 2010 // Breakfast, Desserts, Most Popular, Recipes, Snacks, Veggie Friendly

Pumpkin Pie Granola

In our house, granola knows no boundaries.  It works its way in to breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert. Several mornings per week my kid requests that I pack it in his lunch box and then promptly after I’ve finished packing it, he decides that he also wants it for breakfast. “You want it for breakfast instead of lunch?” I always ask. “No for breakfast and lunch!” he replies.

We usually make big batches of it and store it in a mason jar on the counter but this morning we woke up to a nearly empty jar. Gasp! I knew we had to act fast but we had planned on making something for pumpkin week and there wasn’t enough time to do both.

That’s how our pumpkin pie granola came to be. And now that we’ve made it once, I have a feeling I’m going to be keeping cans of pumpkin in my cabinet at all times.

Now for the pumpkin-tastic recipe…

Pumpkin Pie Granola Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cooking Time: 45 mins

1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup 100% pure canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1/2 cup pepitas
1 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Combine oats, almonds, pepitas, pumpkin pie spice and coconut in a large bowl. Stir well and then toss with the honey, water, oil and pumpkin until everything is moist. Spread it out on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with a Silpat (or parchment paper). Bake for 20 minutes and then use a spatula stir up granola so that it bakes evenly. Cook for another 15 minutes and stir again. Cook for 10 more minutes or until everything is beginning to look toasty and brown. Remove from oven and stir in dried cranberries. Cool completely on the cookie sheet before storing in airtight container or bags.

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26 Comments on “Pumpkin Pie Granola”

  1. 1.) Whitney
    October 8th, 2010

    Wait…2 tablespoons cup water?

  2. 2.) CookingWithMyKid
    October 8th, 2010

    Hi Whitney – Thanks for catching that. I just fixed it. Fried mommy brain! (That's what happens when your 6 month old gets shots and is up ALL night.)

  3. 3.) CookingWithMyKid
    October 8th, 2010

    Hi Melissa – Thanks for catching that. I just fixed it. Fried mommy brain! (That's what happens when your 6 month old gets shots and is up ALL night.)

  4. 4.) alyssia
    October 8th, 2010

    um, yes please! thanks for feeding my addiction all week.

  5. 5.) @mellisarock
    October 8th, 2010

    We love granola too! I just happen to have everything but the pumpkin pie filling and spice. I think the kids and I will try this – this weekend – I will send ya a link. Thanks for the great recipe.

  6. 6.) Marketing Mommy
    October 8th, 2010

    This looks a-maz-ing. And since I just polished off our homemade granola at breakfast this morning, I'm going to have to fix this soon!

  7. 7.) CookingWithMyKid
    October 8th, 2010

    can't wait to hear how the expert granola maker makes this!

  8. 8.) Aja
    October 8th, 2010

    the kiddos and i will definitely be trying this one! thanks for all the great recipes. xoxox

  9. 9.) Allison
    October 8th, 2010

    How much does this make? Sounds yummy!

  10. 10.) CookingWithMyKid
    October 8th, 2010

    It makes about 6 cups of granola.

  11. 11.) Macki
    October 8th, 2010

    This looks so delicious! I want some now, right now.

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  13. 13.) Jackie
    October 9th, 2010

    Mmmmm…headed to the kitchen to whip some of this up RIGHT NOW!

  14. 14.) janice
    October 9th, 2010

    was delicious! thank you!

  15. 15.) Kathleen
    October 10th, 2010

    My son & I just made this and it's in the oven. Can't wait to taste it.

  16. 16.) @steet
    October 10th, 2010

    Alright you guys are an all around new kind of cool. I found this link on Twitter a few days ago & just got around to reading it. First of all, I just had to tell you how excited I am about your site. Love, love, love the concept & so will my 4yo who wants to be a cook when he grows up 🙂

    I can hardly wait to read more & then bookmark you, stumble you & share you with all of my friends. Really, I am that excited

    Not to mention I am a sucker for anything pumpkin related … so you pretty much had me at Pumpkin Pie …

    Have a feeling you'll be hearing from me on a regular basis 🙂

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  18. 18.) LeeYong
    October 20th, 2010

    Hi great recipe!

    Have you've tried this recipe in a bar form? Just wanted something on the go!

    Happy baking!

  19. 19.) Pattie Olla-Podrida
    October 20th, 2010

    I'm off to buy pepitas and then this will soon be in the oven. Bagged and tied with a pretty ribbon, this would make great little gifts at the Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks so much for this recipe. (Thank the little guy too!)

  20. 20.) Satakieli
    October 20th, 2010

    This looks good! Now I have something to make with my 3yo this weekend, he'll love it (he's quite the granola fiend too actually).

  21. 21.) Spencer
    October 20th, 2010

    This looks so good! I really want to make this right now.

  22. 22.) Jessica
    July 25th, 2011

    I am pinning away all sorts of your recipes to make later! I LOVE your blog, & I cant wait until my little guy is big enough to help!

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