Like yesterday’s vegan pumpkin bread recipe, pumpkin spice granola was something I knew I had to make once I’d decided to take part in #pumpkinweek2015. At first, I’d planned on just adding some pumpkiny goodness to my regular granola recipe. But a nearly empty jar of rolled oats almost foiled my plans. Luckily, I had some steel cut oats left over from I don’t know when, and, after a few modifications to the original recipe, this Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Granola was born.
I know I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: The day I figured out how to make my own granola was one of the best days of my life. I’ve been using the same base recipe for the last year or so because I honestly believe it always results in the most amazing granola ever. But, now that I’ve tasted this pumpkin spice steel cut granola, I’m kicking myself for not adding steel cut oats to my granola before.
Not only was it just as easy as making granola using rolled oats, but this batch of pumpkin spice steel cut granola was quite a bit crunchier than the usual stuff. And it formed legit clusters without me having to physically clump the oats together myself. If that’s not a sign that steel cut oats belongs in all granola recipes, I don’t know what is.
- ½ cup steel cut oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1½ tsp pumpkin spice
- 2 tbsp walnut pieces
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1½ tbsp coconut oil, melted
- ⅛ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ⅛ cup pumpkin puree
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, pumpkin spice, nuts and seeds
- In a small bowl, mix together the coconut oil, applesauce, maple syrup and pumpkin puree
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until everything is evenly coated
- Spread the mixture evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, rotating once at the halfway mark to ensure even cooking
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. The granola will crisp up and get even more crunchy as it cools
- Store in an airtight container for up two weeks
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GiGi Eats says
Granola alone is ADDICTIVE… To make it pumpkin spice – awwww man! What are you trying to do to me 😉
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Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs says
I really should make my own granola. I’m not a huge fan but my husband eats it daily.
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Janelle @Wholly Healthy says
I’ve never tried using steel cut oats for granola – but it looks awesome!
we LOVE granola and I think the child would adore making her own, too
time to buy more coconut oil 🙂
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Becky @ Olives n Wine says
Can granola be gorgeous? Your recipe definitely is! I love the addition of pumpkin seeds and I agree, making your own granola is the way to go 🙂
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
You’re making my granola heart sing! Steel cut sounds awesome to use!
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Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
I’ve never tried using steel cut oats in granola, but I’m super intrigued! And granola is seriously my kryptonite — if I’m not careful (which I’m usually not), I will literally make myself sick from eating so much of it. But it’s just so hard to stop!
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Jenn - a traveling Wife says
Anything granola has my name written all over it. But pumpkin – that’s my favorite. 🙂
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YUMMY!! This looks so good. Love that there’s no refined sugar in it! You guys have been killin’ it with the pumpkin recipes this week .
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Susie @ SuzLyfe says
This needs to happen in some greek yogurt… or vanilla ice cream. Maybe both.
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Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut says
I wholeheartedly agree!!
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I’m making this amazing recipe at this very moment! Would you be able to clarify the maple syrup measurement? Is it 1/4 cup? Thank you!
Giselle Rochford says
Hi Marisa! Yes, it’s 1/4 cup. Sorry abut that! Hope it worked out for you 😀