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Vegan Pumpkin Granola (Gluten-Free)

A crunchy vegan pumpkin granola recipe that's easy to make and perfect for fall. Enjoy for a healthy breakfast with fruit, milk or yogurt. Or eat it by the handful!
Course Baked Goods, Baking, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Gluten-Free, Healthy, Healthy Pumpkin Granola, Maple Pumpkin Granola, Pumpkin Granola, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Servings 5 cups

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups large flake rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp allspice or nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup coconut chips optional
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries optional
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt

Wet Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil, parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Spray lightly with oil or non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir well to combine.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt coconut oil. Add pumpkin puree and maple syrup then whisk to combine.
  • Add wet ingredient mixture to dry ingredients and stir well to coat everything evenly.
  • Spread mixture in an even layer on prepared baking sheet, pressing down gently with the back of a spoon or spatula.
  • Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, removing from the oven to flip half way through. After flipping, be sure to press the granola down once again before returning to oven. This helps create clusters!
  • After 25-30 minutes, remove from the oven. Allow the granola to cool for at least 1 hour. Do not skip this step! The granola may be soft at first but will crisp up during this time giving us more crunchy, clustery granola.
  • Once cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks. Enjoy!

Notes

How to Store the Granola:
Store the granola in a sealed, airtight container at room temperature in a dark, dry place like a cupboard, away from any major heat sources. When stored like this, the granola can last up to 6 months. If you live in a warmer, more humid environment, the shelf life will be closer to 2 or 3 months.