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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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