Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola (vegan, gluten-free, oil free, refined sugar free)



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This healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola is the perfect breakfast, snack or topping to welcome in the fall flavours. Made with real pumpkin, warming spices and no refined sugars, this is the perfect treat for the season. This recipe is sponsored by Rubbermaid.

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What is Pumpkin Spice?

Pumpkin spice is a seasoning blend, a mixture of spices that pair perfectly with pumpkin and fall/winter produce like squash and gourds. You can either purchase it pre-made or choose to blend it yourself. Pumpkin spice typically includes:

  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • clove
  • nutmeg
  • allspice

It’s not only delicious but also made with ingredients that are rich in antioxidants, have antimicrobial properties and provide vitamins and minerals that work to boost the immune system. Pumpkin spice is grounding, warming and great to enjoy as the weather starts to cool down.

How to Make Healthy Granola

This healthy pumpkin spice granola is not only vegan, but also gluten free, oil free and refined sugar free. It can also be made nut-free, is great to meal-prep in advance and we’re using real pumpkin purée in the mix too.

Altogether, this recipe takes only 30 minutes and comes together in one bowl meaning less cleanup for you!

To prepare, whisk together wet ingredients like almond butter, maple syrup, pumpkin purée and vanilla extract. This is the base of our granola and the almond butter provides a healthy fat which is essential to making granola, maple syrup for natural sweetness and of course pumpkin because, well, we’re making pumpkin spice granola!

Toss in dry ingredients like rolled oats, nuts, seeds, spices and a little salt and then toss to coat and combine. Spread this mixture out onto a lined baking tray and then bake in the oven.

Once cooked, allow to cool completely before storing! I store mine in gorgeous Rubbermaid Brilliance Cereal Keepers.

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Pumpkin Spice Granola Ingredients

To make this vegan granola you’ll need:

  • Gluten free rolled oats. The base of our granola, use certified gluten-free oats if needed.
  • Pumpkin seeds. For added crunch, plant protein and of course, because it just makes sense in a pumpkin granola!
  • Cashews. They add a buttery, rich quality to the granola, but you can use another nut or seed of choice.
  • Almond butterBe sure to use a single ingredient, no-sugar-added almond butter.
  • Maple syrupTo sweeten the granola. Maple syrup pairs beautifully with fall flavours.
  • Pumpkin purée. From the can works great! Just be sure to avoid pumpkin pie filling, which also comes in a can.
  • Vanilla extract. For extra warmth.
  • Pumpkin spice. An essential component of this recipe.
  • Ground cinnamon. Just a little extra on top of the spice blend!
  • Salt. Always a must in desserts in my book and helps to bring out the sweetness in the dish too.

Storage Suggestions

I like to store my cooked and cooled granola in a 32oz Rubbermaid Brilliance Cereal Food Storage Container which features a flip top spout and has an airtight seal. It’s dishwasher safe, looks beautiful in the kitchen, and shatter proof in case you drop it. Best of all, it’s crystal clear so you can see exactly what’s inside and nothing goes uneaten! Personally, I like to make a double batch and store in a cool, dry place.

This granola will keep well for 5-6 days, just be sure to cook off any moisture so that it keeps well and store in an airtight container. If you’d like, you can also keep this in the fridge or freezer.

More Fall Baking Recipes to Try

If you make this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola (vegan, gluten-free, oil free, refined sugar free)

5 from 5 votes
Servings: 10 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
This healthy pumpkin spice granola takes only 30 minutes to make! It's delicious, great for breakfast or a snack, and can be a topping for your oatmeal, smoothies or yogurt. Vegan, gluten-free, oil free, refined sugar free, nut free option and meal-prep friendly.



  • Preheat your oven to 325F while you prepare your granola ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, maple syrup, nut or seed butter, vanilla, spices and salt until smooth.
  • Next add oats, pumpkin seeds and cashews, and toss with a spatula until evenly coated.
  • Transfer mixture onto a baking mat lined baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through with a spatula. Remove once golden brown and baked through.
  • Let cool completely before storing.


Recipe adapted from my cinnamon toast crunch granola recipe

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Hi there, I’m Remy! Welcome to Veggiekins Blog, home to nourishing vegan + gluten-free recipes and tips to live your best balanced and holistic life. I’m a human on a mission to empower you to be well and be kind to your mind, body and soul with the healing power of plants.

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  1. wow!! This granola is amazing!! It has an amazing texture & flavour! I love it so much & it will be of my go-to granola recipe especially for fall!????

    5 stars

  2. Absolutely delicious! I'm allergic to nuts so I used sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter, and I did unsweetened dried coconut chips, cacao nibs, and chia seeds as my add-ins. The granola stayed in chunks which I LOVED, and it tasted just like fall! Thank you for posting yummy, oil-free granola recipes :)

    5 stars

  3. This is my go to granola recipe year round! I like mixing up the types of nut butter and add ins (almond butter/peanut butter mix + pecans/pumpkin seeds is my fav)!

    5 stars