Skinny Pumpkin Granola – Homemade pumpkin granola made with oats, quinoa, maple, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, pecans, pepitas and dried cranberries.
Yield: 11 servings

Easy Pumpkin Spice Granola

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Skinny Pumpkin Granola – Homemade pumpkin granola made with oats, quinoa, maple, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, pecans, pepitas and dried cranberries.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed well and pat dry with paper towel)
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats*
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (or other seed)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp oil (coconut or canola)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • Spread oats* and quinoa out on a parchment lined baking pan.
  • Toast in the oven 10 minutes, stirring once.
  • Remove the oats from the oven, pour the toasted oats into a medium bowl and add the ground flaxseeds, pepitas, pecans and dried fruit.
  • Reduce oven to 300° F.
  • In a second medium bowl, combine maple syrup, pumpkin puree, oil, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, salt and vanilla.
  • Pour over oats and stir together with a spatula.
  • Spread back onto a baking sheet and bake an additional 20 minutes, or until golden.

Notes

Makes 3 2/3 cups.
*Use gluten free oats for gluten allergies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/3 cup , Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 21.5g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 10mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 4