This pumpkin granola is a simple, low-sugar way to get your pumpkin-spice on all season long!
I was never a huge granola fan until our honeymoon in Italy two summers ago. I always thought of it as oatmeal but too sweet and too crunchy (I’m more of a creamy-texture fan). But then we traveled around Italy and that notion totally changed. Every morning I’d enjoy homemade, unsweetened granola on top of plain creamy yogurt, drizzled with fresh honey and of course a cappuccino on the side. I came to adore this just slightly-sweet breakfast and went on a search for a similar granola back in the states.
While I have my go-to store brands, I wanted to try my hand at making a simple homemade version with the flavors of Fall. Enter in this pumpkin spice granola. I kept things simple (per usual) using just oats and chia seeds, but this would also be delicious with toasted almonds and dried cranberries.
Note that this is not an overly sweet granola – which is the way I prefer it. But once you combine it with creamy Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey or almond butter (or both) it becomes just the right amount of sweet. However, if you like your granola on the sweeter side, I think dried cranberries would be the perfect addition!
As this recipe only uses 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, here are some recipes to use up the leftovers:
So here’s a toast to filling your house with toasty, pumpkin spice smells!
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This looks great – perfect for weekday mornings! Been wanting to make homemade granola recently – can’t wait to try this.
It’s definitely been great to have for breakfast and for snacks! Hope you give it a try Jenny!
Yeah, I’m gonna have to make this ASAP because YUM!
Definitely do! Your stomach will be very happy with you 😉
I have been craving fresh, homemade, crisp granola! Yum!
Thanks Tara! Hope you get your granola on soon 🙂
I’m totally making this – so fun for fall!
Let me know how it goes for you!