Pumpkin Pie Granola (Nut Free)

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One meal that is most commonly neglected during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is the most important of all~ breakfast! Granola is one of the easiest grab and go breakfast choices, however, what most people don’t know is that most granola isn’t even healthy! In fact, most granola is loaded with more sugar and calories than even the most sugary breakfast cereals!

With a few simple swaps, I made this pumpkin pie granola just as tasty as a piece of pumpkin pie without all the sugar and calories!  This holiday season, serve this granola for breakfast with milk or yogurt, or as a snack or even a dessert topping!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 45 Minutes.

1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry using a spatula, (or your hands), until everything is well combined and oats are coated with wet ingredients.

2

Place granola on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, then stir granola around. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the granola is golden brown and is crisp. Take the granola out of the oven, and let it cool completely on the baking sheet. Stir in additional white chocolate chips or teddy grahams at this point if desired. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Ingredients

4 cups Old fashioned rolled oats (use gluten free if your sensitive to gluten)
2 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 tspPumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup Baking stevia OR 1 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar 1
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking powder
3/4 cups Pumpkin
1/2 cup Applesauce (unsweetened)
3 tbsSugar free maple syrup (or honey or agave nectar)
Optional Add-ins: 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, 1 cup honey teddy grahams lightly crushed

1 I used NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend. If using packets of stevia, I recommend using about 8-12, or adjust according to taste.

Katie's Tip!

This holiday season, serve this granola for breakfast with milk or yogurt, or as a snack or even a dessert topping!

Nutrition Breakdown

8 Servings (1/2 cup)
250 Calories Per Serving
9 g Fat
60 g Carbohydrate
10 g Fiber
1 g Sugar
9 g Protein
4 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

53 Comments

Loveinabento said:

Quick question, when you list pumpkin, is it pumpkin puree?

November 20th, 2011 — 4:04pm  |  Reply

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance said:

mmm, love the idea of adding Teddy Grahams!

November 20th, 2011 — 4:14pm  |  Reply

SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen said:

Love that this is both GF and NF! We make all our own granola b/c it’s so hard to find ones that are NF — so it’s always great to have another good recipe to choose from.

November 20th, 2011 — 4:44pm  |  Reply

Liz @ iheartvegetables said:

I love how low calorie this is! It means I can eat a few servings ;)

November 20th, 2011 — 7:34pm  |  Reply

Kris | iheartwellness.com said:

YUM!!!! Ok, granola is a HUGE weakness of mine…I love it! You had me absolutely drooling at optional white chocolate chips…HUBBA HUBBA!!!!!!

xxoo

November 20th, 2011 — 10:48pm  |  Reply

Katrina said:

I love trying new flavours of granola and this is so great for fall! Thanks!

November 21st, 2011 — 9:46am  |  Reply

Jen@FoodFamilyFitness said:

You had me at white chocolate chips!!! Anything with that in the ingredients list is a winner in my book :)

November 21st, 2011 — 11:43am  |  Reply

The Food Hunter said:

Just found your blog and love it!

November 21st, 2011 — 2:20pm  |  Reply

Anna @ The Guiltless Life said:

Yay for sugarless granola! It’s always SO sugary! I hate starting my day off with a sugar rush so thanks for this! And btw I haven’t told you but I love the layout of your blog, just beautiful!

November 21st, 2011 — 11:20pm  |  Reply

Jessie said:

Goodness gracious, THIS IS GOOD. (Everyone try this!) It is a great healthy snack for when you have the munchies. The pumpkin adds natural sweetness and chewy/moistness to the oats. SO GOOD! I will add butterscotch chips next time. :)

November 28th, 2011 — 8:14pm  |  Reply

Becca said:

O.M.G. Just made this granola!! YUMMM!! Love everything pumpkin and this is so great to munch on or to add to yogurt/oatmeal/cottage cheese/pudding…..!!!! thank u!!!

December 3rd, 2011 — 10:09pm  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

Oh my goodness! This is baking in my oven right now and it smells unbelievably delicious. I can’t wait to try it! By the way, this is now one of my new favorite blogs!

December 19th, 2011 — 8:32am  |  Reply

manda said:

what oven temp do you bake this at???

April 28th, 2012 — 6:06pm  |  Reply

manda said:

duh nevermind i see it :)

April 28th, 2012 — 6:07pm  | 

Tiffany Buss said:

Made this for a healthy snack for the week and LOVE it! I did add the white chocolate chips and teddy grahams and it is perfect to satisfy my sweet tooth and not feel guilty about it! Thanks again for all of the fantastic recipes!!

May 4th, 2012 — 11:35am  |  Reply

Msmccann said:

Are the nutrition facts calculated including the white chocolate chips and teddy Grahams or are they extra calories/points? Thank you.

July 4th, 2012 — 10:15am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

anything optional isn’t counted..everything else is :)

July 4th, 2012 — 3:09pm  | 

susan said:

I just made this today. After seeing the recipe I had to try it since I had all the ingredients in the house! Its really good. I didnt add any extras yet but will be putting in mini choc. chips or carob chips. :)
It tastes just like the low fat or low sugar bare naked granola that is SOOO expensive! Thanks for this recipe and your new site looks amazing!

July 9th, 2012 — 5:02pm  |  Reply

karina said:

could I use sugar instead of sweetener because I’m really into eating all natural food right now.

August 9th, 2012 — 8:47am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

you sure could!

August 9th, 2012 — 9:42am  | 

Desiree G said:

I agree about any sort of artificial sweetner. I have turned to Agave Nectar.

August 12th, 2012 — 11:11pm  | 

Hh said:

Stevia is extracted from the leaf of a plant. Have some growing in my garden.

September 8th, 2012 — 10:53am  | 

Jodie said:

Do you use canned pumpkin? I can’t wait to try this recipe. It’s nice to have this since my daughter can’t have nuts. Thank you

August 12th, 2012 — 9:50pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yes! :) canned pumpkin

August 13th, 2012 — 7:29am  | 

Jill Evans said:

thank you so much for the nf recipes. my granola came out chewy…not crispy…do you have any idea what I am doing wrong?

August 14th, 2012 — 4:12pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

hey jill…let it sit for a while, it will harden up… if not bake for an additional 5-10 minutes!

August 14th, 2012 — 4:50pm  | 

Jill Evans said:

thank you! :)

August 14th, 2012 — 7:13pm  | 

Jeanie said:

This happened to me too, and while mine’s not cool yet either, I’m afraid the granola may have been piled too deep on the sheet…? I used a pizza pan.

October 11th, 2013 — 6:28am  | 

Holly said:

I love everything pumpkin! Thanks for sharing yet another yummy way of enjoying it!

August 17th, 2012 — 2:55pm  |  Reply

Cathy said:

Sounds good, I have a stupid question are the teddy grahams gluten free? I have some farmer’s market customer’s who are looking for GF products and the granola I have sold in the past didn’t work, because the oats I used didn’t say “made in a gluten free facility” I am new to GF baking.

August 19th, 2012 — 8:41am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

I don’t think they are but you certainly don’t need them in this recipe

August 20th, 2012 — 11:20am  | 

Gash said:

Can you freeze this so it stays good longer than a week?

August 20th, 2012 — 11:55pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i dont think it would freeze well

August 21st, 2012 — 9:47am  | 

Gash said:

Can you freeze this? If so how long would it stay good for?

August 20th, 2012 — 11:56pm  |  Reply

callie said:

this looks fab! how many servings does it make?

August 22nd, 2012 — 1:49pm  |  Reply

Krista said:

What is the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Could I substitute baking soda for the powder in this recipe?

-Thanks!

August 27th, 2012 — 9:09am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

big difference :) sorry you cant swap the two!

August 27th, 2012 — 12:27pm  | 

Valerie said:

What about no sugar and extra honey. I’m cutting out sugar and trying to go as raw and healthy as possible. I use raw honey. Thanks

September 7th, 2012 — 9:51pm  |  Reply

Clarette said:

I just finished making your granola recipe. So so yummy! My whole family loves it!

September 16th, 2012 — 10:56pm  |  Reply

Kim said:

I’m always looking for new granola recipes (since it’s so expensive to buy) and this one looks perfect for fall! With teddy grahams and marshmallows, even my toddler will eat it! :) Thanks for the recipe.

September 23rd, 2012 — 12:22pm  |  Reply

Katie@MyDarlingDays said:

Ohh, yes please!!! This looks heavenly! Totally making this for fall :)

September 24th, 2012 — 7:43am  |  Reply

Christine said:

So I came across this on pinterest and I have to laugh because from the picture, I thought the white chips were mini marshmallows, so I bought them. Not realizing until I went to make it that marshmallow were nowhere in the ingredients! Since I already had them I threw a few in with semi sweet choc chips and this was definitely amazing! I also subbed in 1/4 cup stevia blend and 1/4 brown sugar instead of all white. Will definitely be looking at more of your recipes!!!!

September 27th, 2012 — 12:54pm  |  Reply

Michelle said:

Ahhhhhmazing!! Thank you!

October 2nd, 2012 — 5:10pm  |  Reply

Harmony said:

Found this on Pinterest and am making this for my mothers birthday! She’s an October baby and loves ANYTHING and everything pumpkin! She also LOVESS granola! Great recipe!

October 12th, 2012 — 7:53pm  |  Reply

Kellie said:

I was so excited to try this! I love pumpkins and I love granola. But my granola never got crispy. I even tried letting it cool and then baking it again and it still was soggy, it even burned a little but never crisped up. Any ideas on how to fix that, the taste was incredible and I’d love to try it again!

October 14th, 2012 — 4:24pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

hmmm leave in the oven turned off for at least 20-30 min….try that!

October 15th, 2012 — 12:32pm  | 

Josephine Peyton Sturkey said:

I made this and while it had a sensational flavor, the granola tasted borderline “stale” – It just never got crispy. I do live in the south where humidity is high, so wondering if that’s the problem…

October 1st, 2013 — 11:29am  | 

Cheri said:

Yummy! I had two recipes and combined the 2. I added pumpkin & sun flower seeds and sweeten with maple syrup. Turned out great! My nut allergic son loved it.

November 20th, 2013 — 2:10pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yes! :) pumpkin puree!

November 20th, 2011 — 4:55pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

i totally agree joy! i had to make this for a nut free environment and the white choc chips were a hit! :)

November 20th, 2011 — 5:05pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

@foodhunter thank you! :)

November 21st, 2011 — 7:27pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks anna! :) and i agree!!

November 22nd, 2011 — 4:57am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yeah! thanks jessie! :) so glad you enjoyed it!

November 29th, 2011 — 6:51am  |  Reply

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