Pumpkin Granola

Not only is pumpkin loaded with a ton of antioxidants and health benefits, but it tastes so darn good I decided to try it as a granola. Just add it to some yogurt and top it off with some fresh berries and you have a bowl of happiness to enjoy. Happy Eating!


preparation Time
5 mins

cook Time
15 mins


52 per serving


  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 8-10 dried dates
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetend coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of salt



Preheat oven to 325 degrees.In a large mixing bowl, add your pumpkin puree, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and all spices. Mix well.Then add your nuts, seeds,dates, and cranberries and mix well with your wet ingredients.Place parchment paper on a large baking sheet and pour your granola mixture on top. Use a spoon to spread out the mixture evenly so everything will cook at the same time.Place in oven and cook for 30-40 minutes, moving the granola around half way through to be sure it won't burn . Let cool and place in a non-reactive container.

recipe by

Kari K.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.