Making granola is so cozy. I like to have a vinyl playing while I make it. It’s fun to skip about the kitchen to some music, ya know?
Granola is so simple and quick to make, yet it makes my kitchen smell like I’ve been slaving away all day. It’s the perfect snack. I don’t know why, it just makes me happy!
My five ingredient granola is a reader favorite. You can check out the recipe here.
NATURALLY, I had to develop a fall granola recipe to up the coziness factor. This idea was born many months ago in the heat of summer, when I was daydreaming of fall. Oh fall, you are a darling and I’m so glad you’re almost here.
This pumpkin spice granola is basically everything you adore about granola and fall, all baked into crispy morsels of golden perfection.
With maple syrup, pumpkin seeds, festive spices, and juicy dried cranberries, this granola makes a thoughtful gift or a happy snack.
Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 1 and a 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
- 1 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats
- 4 TBS of pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
- 5 TBS of dried cranberries
- In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice
- Add the oats to the mixture and thoroughly combine.
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread oats in an even layer across the cookie sheet. Pack down slightly if you want more granola clusters.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Stir at 15 minutes to prevent the granola from burning. At the 15 minute mark, add the pepitas.
- During the last half of the cook time, check often. Granola can burn easily. If you’re not sure if it’s done but it looks done, it probably is! Granola will continue to cook a little when you take it out of the oven and will continue to harden and crisp up.
- Add dried cranberries once it is out of the oven.
If you want more granola clusters, don’t stir immediately after taking out of the oven. This will allow the clusters to form and bind.
Ordinarily, I add a pinch of salt to granola. However, the pepitas are salted, so I do not add any additional salt to this recipe.
I wish you could smell how deliciously fragrant this granola is! With a splash of almond milk, you’ve got yourself a healthy breakfast. All you need is a hot cuppa pumpkin coffee.