pumpkin spice granola with dried cranberries


Pumpkin Spice Granola with Dried Cranberries one of my all time favorite treats!

pumpkin spice granola

pumpkin spice granola

I know what you’re thinking — pumpkin season is over, let’s move on to the holiday stuff.

Hear me out here: I just could not resist making this. I love granola. I eat it in cereal, I eat it as a snack, I put them in my Greek yogurt, I just love love love granola. Not to mention, I still had pumpkin pie spice leftover so I really did have to make this (it also made my apartment smell guh-lorious!). It’s great to have this around the house — AND most importantly, it makes a great gift ;) You can put this in mason jars and tie a nice ribbon around it (with the recipe, of course) and you have a beautiful and delicious homemade present!

There is nothing I don’t love about this granola. It’s got my favorite dried fruit, it’s got pumpkin spice covered oats, and it’s crunchy. I can’t stop picking at the tray. It’s going to be so unbelievably good in cereal or just a snack at work. Have I convinced you enough yet that even though the pumpkin season may be over, it’s still not too late to make this for yourself..or some coworkers..or family..or get the drift ;)

pumpkin spice granola
pumpkin spice granola with dried cranberries
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins

delicious granola for breakfast or to pair with yogurt!

  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, dark brown sugar, butter, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  3. Mix in oats and walnuts or pecans. Coat it well with the wet mixture.
  4. Spread evenly on a large baking dish.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  6. Remove from oven and stir in the dried cranberries (really meaning just mix it around on the baking sheet with a spatula).
  7. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.



Posted on December 09, 2011

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  1. Cassie @ Bake Your Day
    12/09/2011 at 11:53 am

    I love homemade granola…so much healthier than store-bought. These spices sound perfect!

  2. 12/09/2011 at 12:41 pm

    Pumpkin granola is my favorite!

  3. 12/09/2011 at 1:09 pm

    totally love me some granola too! yummers :)

  4. 12/11/2011 at 10:24 pm

    It’s never too late for pumpkin as far as I’m concerned! Looks fantastic!

  5. 12/12/2011 at 2:01 am

    Feeling very hungry by looking at this, yumm!

  6. 02/27/2012 at 11:22 am

    i LOVE finding new granola recipes. this one looks especially delicious. i adore pumpkin everything, no matter what time of year!

  7. Amanda
    08/02/2012 at 2:00 pm

    Okay, this made my mouth water. If pumpkins were easily available where I live, I’d make this TODAY!

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