Pumpkin Granola

paleo pumpkin granola

Ok, I’m going to be honest.  When I started to create this recipe following the principles of the 21 Day Sugar Detox, I thought it was going to suck.  I know.  Also, I’m not huge into pumpkin.  However, I realize now that I love pumpkin when it’s fresh roasted.  Lord, what a difference in flavor.  The flavor difference is similar to eating a tomato fresh from the garden and one you can buy from the grocery store in the middle of winter.  Even my husband ate a couple of handfuls, which shocked me to the core, since he hates pumpkin.

 

paleo pumpkin granola

Anyhow, this recipe is super simple and is nut-free and vegan to boot.   If you’d like to kick up the sweetness I recommend adding 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup.

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Pumpkin Granola
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place the pumpkin puree, vanilla, salt, melted coconut oil and pumpkin spice in a bowl and mix.
  2. Then add in the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and coconut shreds and blend until well coated.
  3. Pour this onto a baking sheet and spread evenly.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 -15 minutes.
  5. Let sit out for 30 minutes and enjoy!

 

 

paleo pumpkin granola

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve never actually roasted a pumpkin myself but I can imagine how amazing the taste difference is. I would totally love to dive into this, not too much though because I can’t handle THAT much pumpkin taste.

  2. says

    You’re so right! Fresh pumpkin tastes completely different to me. I like this idea and want to try it. But, I generally want to try everything you post! Have you considered doing a Paleo cooking show? I would so watch that! ;) Seriously. You’d be perfect.

  3. says

    Oh my pumpkiny goodness, this looks awesome! And just in time because I’m giving up honey and maple syrup for a few weeks. I’m making it today! Thank you :)
    Eliza

  4. says

    I don’t know if I should admit this, but I’ve never roasted a pumpkin! Some food blogger, huh? I think I need to remedy that this year, and then maybe make some granola with the fruit of my labor. :) Thanks for a fun, healthy recipe!

  5. Natasha says

    I am a little confused on the steps in the recipe. Do you mean “blend” on the pumpkin, oil, spice, etc, then “mix in a bowl” with the seeds & coconut? Iris backwards (I think?) in the recipe. Can you clarify? Thanks!

  6. says

    I made this last night (even though my house was sweltering hot). Yummy!

    Today I walked into the kitchen and was “munching” while I decided on what to eat for lunch. I still had some granola in my mouth when I took a bite of grilled chicken. YUMMY!! So I tossed some chicken chunks and granola in a bowl and garnished it with cilantro. Even more yummy! Weird combo, but a taste bud pleaser :)

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