Pumpkin chocolate granola

I love making granola and ever since I started a few years back I have never looked back. Store bought brands are way too expensive and varieties are made with tons of sugar and basically just oats. This pumpkin chocolate granola has become one of my favorites granola recipes of all times!

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Have you made your own granola before? Once you start making your own granola, trust me, you will never go back to store bought!

For this pumpkin chocolate granola, you can add any other nuts of your choice. I only had hazelnuts and sunflower seeds on hand but any other type will do as well. The same goes for the dried fruit. I added cranberries but raisins or any other dried fruit will work.

I actually consume this pumpkin chocolate granola several ways. I normally have it with Greek yogurt but sometimes I will have it with ice cream as well as with milk.

Granola makes a great gift. Each time I make it I tend to give some to my neighbor and best friends. Because the recipe calls for such a large amount of granola there is always enough to give some away. I actually tend to make more than what calls for here but you can make half of it if you like. I have huge two huge anchor hocking containers that I use to keep my granola. It will keep for at least 1 month in your kitchen counter so don’t be afraid of having so much of it. It will get eaten, trust me!

If you haven’t started making your own granola you really should. Start with this pumpkin chocolate granola version. You will love it!

Enjoy!

pumpkin chocolate granola | Eat Good 4 Life

pumpkin chocolate granola | Eat Good 4 Life

pumpkin chocolate granola | Eat Good 4 Life

pumpkin chocolate granola | Eat Good 4 Life

pumpkin chocolate granola | Eat Good 4 Life

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Pumpkin chocolate granola

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 32 servings

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 16 oz raw hazelnuts
  • 2 cups sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • 12 oz dark chocolate chips, vegan if need be
  • 2 tbs pumpkin spice
  • 8 oz dried cranberries

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 275F.

In a extra-large mixing bowl add the rolled oats and pumpkin spice. In a sauce pan add the maple syrup, coconut oil and pumpkin puree. Heat until the mixture is combined.

Pour this mixture over the oats and coat the rolled oats with it. I do this step with my hands.

Divide mixture between four baking sheets.

Bake the granola for 30 minutes. Remove it from the oven and transfer the granola to the extra-large mixing bowl. Divide the granola between the baking sheets again and bake for another 30 minutes repeating this procedure once more  for a total of 3 times until the granola is dried and toasted.

Remove the granola from the oven and add the rest nuts, cranberries, sunflower seeds and chocolate. With a spatula, mix well until all the ingredients are combined. The chocolate will melt but that is what you want. Let the granola cool completely.

Store granola in the anchor hocking containers for up to 6 weeks.

Note: You can half this recipe if you don't want to make so much granola. I tend to make even more! 

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One serving = 1/4 cup granola

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17 comments

  1. Friend, do you believe I’ve never made granolas before? What a type of food blogger I am?!! I love yours especially it looks so easy to make and looks very flavourful too ;-)
    ps: I love that you aded all these tutorial photos. It helps a lot! Have a lovely Sunday! 

  2. Homemade granola is the BEST, isn’t it? I must make a batch soon. This looks fantastic!

  3. I will pick up ingredients this week :-)

  4. I love making my own granola but have never made this version before. I’m sure it would be a huge hit in my family and as gifts to friends. I’m curious though instead of pouring it into a bowl after the first 30 minutes and then redistributing it onto sheet pans to bake again, couldn’t you just mix each sheet pan with a spatula and then continue baking? That’s what I do with my granola, although I’m sure each recipe differs.

    • You totally could but bc my baking pans are so full with it stirring it will make a mess since a lot of it would overflow as I stir. It is easier for me to just place it all back into the big bowl and then distribute it back again in the baking pans :-) Thanks for stopping by.

  5. This is fantastic!  I could eat granola every day and this one will be my most fun fall granola!

  6. Oh yum. I do love a healthy breakfast, but the chocolate flavour definitely helps too ;)

  7. I so love the pumpkin and chocolate flavor combo, and I love even more that you used it in a healthy granola! :)

  8. You know what else granola is amazing for- Air travel. I made a batch for a present for my friend and um…ate it throughout the whole flight. BUT. The flight was 24 hours. :) This looks amazing, Miryam! 

  9. What a yummy treat! I’ve never made granola, but this recipe is making me want to give it a try! 

  10. WOW! This looks super delicious. I love making homemade granola but haven’t found a way to work pumpkin into it yet until now!

  11. So loving this recipe! I love granola, and have only made it once – a long time ago. It didn’t turn out well! Cannot wait to make this! Nice!

  12. I need this in my life!  Sharing!

  13. I would need to hide this granola away in my secret stash!

  14. What a wonderful way to have pumpkin! Looks awesome. Like you, I would eat this with Greek yogurt too.

  15. Home made granola is the best and I am definitely going to be making this.  Your recipes are always so healthy and good.  I just made a batch of pumpkin puree, definitely will make it.

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