It’s that time of the year again when Halloween is fast approaching and pumpkin spice is everywhere! I love the flavour of pumpkin so decided to try and make my own pumpkin spiced granola, which turned out amazingly! I made my own pumpkin puree as I couldn’t find any in the shops, which was actually super easy and combined with a mixture of spices, gluten free oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit tasted amazing. The granola is so versatile and can be eaten for breakfast served with a dairy free yoghurt or almond milk, as a snack or as a healthy pudding!
Scroll down for my gluten free, dairy free and vegan pumpkin spiced granola recipe.
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 cups gluten free rolled oats
1 cup gluten free puffed rice flakes, I used Natures Path gluten free crispy rice (This is optional, you could use an extra cup of oats instead)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- Pop your almonds and pecans into a food processor and blend for around 10 seconds. You want the pieces to be broken up but not completely disintegrated.
- In a large bowl, mix together your gluten free oats, puffed rice cereal, crushed almonds and pecans.
- Put your coconut oil, maple syrup and spices (Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger) into a saucepan and melt on the hob until it’s all turned to liquid.
- Take your liquid mixture off the hob and add in your pumpkin puree. Stir well until fully combined.
- Pour your liquid mixture onto the dry ingredients and mix together. This may take a little while.
- Pour the mixture onto your baking tray and bake for around 40 minutes or until golden brown, making sure to stir every 10 minutes.
- Once cooked, stir in your pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries.
- Allow to completely cool before transferring to a jar. The granola will last for a couple of weeks .
As always, thanks for reading my blog and if you do get a chance to make my recipe, I would love to see a photo!