It’s pumpkin everything season, and I couldn’t be happier! I look forward to this time of year all summer long. The kitchen has a perpetual aroma of cinnamon, and clove and other warm spices, because that is what it’s all about in the fall! My husband loves to come up with new recipes and ideas for home cooking, and I must say that this Pumpkin Granola he whipped up is one of his best. It looks, smells and tastes like everything we all love about the season!
The recipe is vegan but don’t let that fool you into thinking that is skimps on taste or texture. It’s delicious and I bet no one could even tell that it lacks dairy.
Because this is a simple and pretty clean recipe, you may have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
It makes for a healthy and sweet addition to the kid’s lunchboxes. My boys love it as an after school, or pre-game snack. If made in a bigger batch, consider it a great option for our football team snacks too. I’m sure parents would appreciate this homemade Pumpkin Granola over anything processed. I have been known to graze on this granola throughout the day. I enjoy a small cup as a snack, grab a handful when I have a sweet craving, and it always somehow ends up as a topping on my ice cream. Let’s not forget how yummy this pumpkin granola is as a breakfast cereal. Holy moly—add sweetened almond milk and spoon it up! Feel free to come back and tell me how much you love it for breakfast!
I listed a sample of toppings to add to the recipe, but don’t be limited to my suggestions. Add your favorite fall inspired treat to this Pumpkin Granola, almost anything will work! It tastes amazing, but another thing I adore about this recipe is how great my house smells while it’s baking, and for hours afterwards. The scents of the fall season permeate throughout my home and it really brings the season to life. Seriously friends, I love this time of year!!
What is your favorite fall recipe?
Barbara is the mom behind the blog. She began writing in 2012 as the creator of Hello Life, a craft & lifestyle blog. As life evolved, and her kids became more involved in sports, she aimed to create a site that would resonate with moms like her, and in 2017 Modern Sports Mom was born. Like many of today’s mamas, she loves being creative, cooking, and fashion, and when there are a few minutes to spare, a good book. A baseball and football mom, she is fueled by her strong faith, dedication to her family, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee! Barbara lives in California with her husband, kids, dog, and cat.