healthy pumpkin spice granola! 

This healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola was inspired by the changing seasons and the inevitable arrival of what I call PSS. That’s pumpkin spice season. It’s when every restaurant releases a pumpkin spice dish, snack brands release a pumpkin spice flavour and even body products and candles become pumpkin spice. I’m all for it and I love eating pumpkins, squash and gourds this time of year–they’re especially delicious when in season.

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Last fall, I made my Cinnamon Toast Crunch Granola almost weekly, but since summer weather hit I barely made it. In part, it was my not wanting to turn the oven on and not being in the mood. Something about granola is cozy to me.

Well, it’s that time of year and I was craving granola but I thought, why not put a seasonal twist on it? I had leftover pumpkin from making Tahini Pumpkin Pasta and my Pumpkin Gingerbread Loaf, so I knew I had to try to make it granola.

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Introducing healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola made with real pumpkin purée and warming spices. Like my other granola recipes, it’s made with good for you ingredients and is a delicious breakfast, topping or snack.

the details

  • This healthy pumpkin spice granola is vegan, gluten-free, oil free and refined sugar free. I’ll provide a nut-free option in the recipe card! It comes together in just about 30 minutes.

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  • You can sprinkle this granola on top of smoothie bowls, oatmeal and yogurt. Also, it’s delicious on its own or with a little bit of non-dairy mylk, too.

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  • I like to meal prep a large batch of granola to have ready for a week or two. If you’re making this for a family, I recommend doubling the recipe!

secrets to success

The most important thing I have to note whenever pumpkin purée is involved is this: make sure you’re using purée and not pumpkin pie filling! While pie filling would likely be delicious too, it’s usually pre-sweetened, making it harder to work with.

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For best results, I highly recommend using a non-stick baking mat, or parchment paper. Since the recipe is oil free, it makes it a little easier to use a nonstick surface as well.

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pumpkin spice granola veggiekins

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

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


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.




  1. Preheat your oven to 325F while you prepare your granola ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, maple syrup, nut or seed butter, vanilla, spices and salt until smooth.
  3. Next add oats, pumpkin seeds and cashews, and toss with a spatula until evenly coated.
  4. 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.
  5. Let cool completely before storing.


Recipe adapted from my cinnamon toast crunch granola recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: breakfast, snacks
  • Method: baking

Keywords: granola, breakfast, snacks, healthy, gluten free, oil free, nut free, pumpkin

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Filed under: Breakfast, Eat, Gluten Free, Oil Free, Snacks

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BY Remy • September 26, 2019

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

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  1. Karina says:
    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!????

  2. Amanda says:
    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 :)

  3. Carolyn says:
    This granola is so good. I love all your recipes! Thanks for sharing.

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