Pumpkin Spice Granola
Happy Monday! I hope you guys had a great Halloween weekend. Still swimming in candy? I actually had ZERO leftover. This was our first Halloween in a ‘real’ residential area. After years of apartment complexes and no trick-or-treaters, we had no idea what to expect. I bought the usual bucket of candy since I was skeptical of how many kids we will actually get. Needless to say, we were swamped and were out of candy by 8pm. There are no leftover candies and Mr J. is NOT happy about that.
Now that we are all hyped up on sugar, it’s probably a good time for some healthier snacks (ahem, put down that Snickers bar you are having for breakfast right now.). This pumpkin spice granola has been my late night snack for the past two weeks. I usually make a fresh batch of granola every other week and love mixing up the flavors beyond coconut and almond. This one is based off my go-to granola recipe and incorporates my favorite flavors of the month; pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, pecans, pumpkin, ginger and some more pumpkin.
I’m loving these flavors mixed in with my yogurt or oatmeal (for some crunch) and just as snack.
PS: Don’t judge my yogurt: granola ratio in the above picture. I got carried away with the crunchy goodness.
Pumpkin Spice Granola
- 3½ cups rolled oats
- ½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- ¼ cup almonds
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree, unsweetened
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup crystalized ginger, chopped finely
Oh I love granola! And it’s perfect for snacking (am I the only one here?). We went to friend’s house for dinner and surprisingly no one knocked on the door. It was quiet…like any other weekend.
No you are not! I am with you.
haha, we don’t have any leftover candy either. . and I’m not happy 😛 love this granola!!!! I want breakfast with THIS!!! delicious!
This is so fall perfect!
This granola looks delicious!
I would smack on this all day long! Love the pumpkin spice in it.
This granola must be very yummy with all these spices!
Oh my gosh I ate SO MUCH candy. It should be illegal the amount that I ate. So I need some healthy snacks in my life this week. This granola is full of Fall vibes. I’m loving it!
Hhahah it is NOT illegal 🙂 And why we balance it all!
This granola looks delicious, Zainab! Love the pumpkin flavour and spice. The perfect breakfast or snack!
With this granono, I’m saying bring on the fall, lady!
The granola sounds wonderful. I always make sure we are out of candy. When I start to feel like things are slowing down and I am tired of handing out candy I start giving out heaping handfuls. You’re a lucky trick-or-treater if you come to my house about 8:30 😉
Hahhah that is a great tip!! Give by the handfuls!
Mmm I can never resist pumpkin granola, Zainab! This looks so hearty and delicious. Love it!
I seriously am in all the candy mood right now, I’ve been eating Nutella on toast for breakfast practically this whole month (oct) and it has started to show in my hips! LOL ! This granola is so good and I need to make the switch like, right NOW! I am absolutely loving the pumpkin spice flavors and that ratio of yogurt to granola is just perfect! After all, who can resist crunchy, delicious granola? Seriously, I could eat it by the spoonful!