Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola

I am aware that this is the 4 millionth pumpkin spice granola on the internet.  This is a fact that I learned after I had made it.  I did a quick search and confirmed that everyone loves pumpkin spice – whatever the stuff gets jammed into, we are loving it, and especially if it is pumpkin spice granola!

I totally agree that the internet gets completely overloaded with pumpkin, squash and apples this time of year but why not let the seasons influence our food?  It’s all fresh and affordable and beyond flavorful!

Homemade granola is a favorite of mine.  There is something so warm and comforting about it that makes it fit perfectly with cool mornings, rainy afternoons and colorful leaves.  Add it to yogurt, sprinkle it on top of pancakes, cheesecake or even pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Spice Granola

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Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe

Yield: 4 cups

Total Time: 50 minutes

A recipe for homemade pumpkin spice granola with classic fall flavors and ingredients.

Ingredients:

3 cups oats
1 cup pepitas
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 Tbs. sesame seeds
2 Tbs. butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbs. cinnamon
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. allspice
Pinch of salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, pepitas, sunflowers seeds, and sesame seeds.

Over low heat, combine the utter, olive oil, honey, brown sugar and spices and mix until combined.

Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and stir well until thoroughly combined. Spread into an even layer onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes, until golden brown and very fragrant.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

 

41 Responses to “Pumpkin Spice Granola”

  1. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — October 26, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    Frankly, I am loving all of the pumpkin, apple and squash recipes so bring it on sista!

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    Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama — October 26, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    You can never have too many granola recipes! And I love fall flavors. This looks great.

  3. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — October 26, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    I love homemade granola so much. Craving it like mad now!

  4. #
    Aggie — October 26, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    Oh my gosh, I want to make this! I just went through this week’s batch of granola, time to try this next! Gorgeous photos Cassie!

  5. #
    Kathryn — October 26, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    I love homemade granola too and this sounds like it would be so addictive!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 26, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Yes, yes, yes! And I have no problem with all the fall recipes floating around. Keep them coming! And this granola – YUM! I totally need this to sprinkle on my Greek yogurt in the mornings!

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    Vicki Bensinger — October 26, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    I love making homemade granola but have never made pumpkin granola which sounds fanatastic and so fall-like. I just printed a recipe for that the other day and now here’s yours. Looking forward to making it.

  8. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 26, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    I’m a big fan of homemade granola!

  9. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — October 26, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    cassie, you know i’m a granola girl! Did you make this just for me?? We love all the same things _ I wish I had a big bowl of this at work right now. It would make the gloomy weather outside seem much brighter. I love pumpkin in anything and everything!!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 26, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    Such a lovely flavour. I loooove granola!

  11. #
    Bailey @ Bailey Bakes — October 26, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    This looks so delish. And I’m super jealous of your pictures, they’re always gorgeous. I hate when I think I’ve come up with an original recipe idea and then I google it and there’s tons out there already!

  12. #
    Marly — October 26, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    Love this! What a healthy and tasty treat to have around!

  13. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — October 26, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    I ate granola for breakfast this morning but it certainly didn’t look like this! Need to try. :)

  14. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 26, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    I made pumpkin granola a month or so ago – crazy addictive! Need to try your great looking version!

  15. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — October 26, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    I definitely needed this for breakfast! Looks so yummy!

  16. #
    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — October 26, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Mmm, I made a batch of granola last night too, great minds and all that :) Have a great day Cassie!

  17. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — October 26, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    I have never made homemade granola, but I really should–it looks so easy! Don’t you hate when you make something that you think is original and then it ends up being all over the place? Oh well, it’s still an awesome recipe! :)

  18. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — October 26, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    Just made some pumpkin granola last weekend, will have to give your recipe a try next! Try…Greek vanilla yogurt with a spoon of orange marmalade swirled in, topped with your pumpkin granola…yum!!! My breakfast this week. :)

  19. #
    Angie — October 26, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Such a pretty granola, I’m going to have to try this!

  20. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — October 26, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    You are SO good at granola. Make me some? ;)

  21. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — October 26, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Love it!

  22. #
    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats — October 26, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    I was just thinking of making some granola so maybe I will cut into our pumpkin and use the seeds to add to it. This looks delicious- gorgeous photos as always. There can never be too many pumpkin/squash recipes in the fall/winter.

  23. #
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — October 26, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    There’s always room for another pumpkin spice granola recipe! Delicious!

  24. #
    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — October 26, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    I made pumpkin spice granola recently too! I love that there are sesame seeds in your version – I will definitely be adding those next time!

  25. #
    Joanne — October 27, 2012 @ 5:42 am

    LOVE your attitude girl! Pumpkin season comes but once a year so we’ve gotta enjoy it while we can! I foresee myself grabbing handfuls upon handfuls of this granola!

  26. #
    Ramona — October 27, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    This looks like some amazing granola!! There is no such thing as getting overloaded by pumpkin… I love all the new ideas I get. :)

  27. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — October 27, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    There are NEVER too many pumpkin recipes! amen.

  28. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 27, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    I absolutely love granola but I’ve never taken the time to make it myself. This looks fabulous.

  29. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — October 27, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    I don’t care how many recipes there are out there, yours looks fantastic Cassie! And your photos are just gorgeous!

  30. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — October 27, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    I’m always up for a little more pumpkin spice in my life, I just love those warm and cozy spices this time of year.

  31. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — October 27, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    i love granola especially when it’s got pumpkin spice in it!

  32. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 27, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

    I love granola and I love pumpkin so this must be wonderful!

  33. #
    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — October 28, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Cassie…there may be many recipes for pumpkin granola on the internet…but they are not YOUR recipes! I’m ashamed to tell you that I have yogurt with granola just about every other day for breakfast but have yet to make my own granola! Your recipe is going to be my first! Lovely pictures as always! : )

  34. #
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — October 28, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    Count me among the pumpkin spice fans — love the addition of the pepitas to the granola!

  35. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 28, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    There’s no such thing as too many granola or pumpkin spice recipes. Bring them on! :) It’s so fun when there’s a theme to follow, if that makes sense. Like what is January? Or April? They have no fun theme. But October and November?! Yeah!

    Anyway, the granola looks great! I’ve been on a store bought granola kick lately. Gotta stop that!

  36. #
    Deborah — October 28, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    I say the more pumpkin recipes this time of year – the better!! I want some of this for my breakfast tomorrow!!

  37. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — October 29, 2012 @ 2:56 am

    Mmmm… that’s a pretty batch of autumny granola!!

  38. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — October 29, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    you can’t get enough pumpkin spice recipes! this one sounds perfect!

  39. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — October 29, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    ha yup–i just posted a variation last week :) i highly recommend mixing it with cottage cheese–sounds weird but i LOVED the combo!

  40. #
    Tracey — October 30, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    You can never have too many granola recipes, and I’m pretty sure I’ll never get sick of pumpkin treats. Ever :)

  41. #
    Denise — November 8, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Well i have not seen a recipe for pumpkin spice granola and I love the fall flavors to enjoy this season! Yum!

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