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Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Granola

Looking for the perfect topping for your yogurt in the fall and winter months? Look no further than this Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Granola! It is perfectly crunchy and slightly sweet.

Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Granola on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and a yellow spatula scooping some up

Tips for making Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Granola {ingredient substitutions}

This recipe for Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Granola is super simple to make and store. Also, there are a few available ingredient substitutions. here are our tips for perfect granola:

  • Be sure to line the baking sheet with parchment paper otherwise the honey will stick to your baking sheet.
  • Let the granola cool completely before stirring it to get bigger chunks of granola.
  • Allow the granola to cool completely before stirring in chocolate or putting into storage containers. This will ensure that the chocolate doesn’t melt and the granola stays extra crunchy.
  • For a vegan granola, substitute the honey for maple syrup or agave syrup.
  • For gluten-free granola, be sure to buy gluten-certified oats.

Storage and serving suggestions

This granola should be stored in an air tight container at room temperature. It will be fresh for at least two weeks when stored properly. We like to use mason jars or reusable plastic bags to store granola. Both can be found in our amazon shop!

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pecan and pumpkin seed granola on a baking sheet with a yellow spatula

Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Granola

Yield: about 6 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Looking for the perfect topping for your yogurt in the fall and winter months? Look no further than this Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Granola! It is perfectly crunchy and slightly sweet.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oats (old fashioned or quick oats)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans, rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, salt, melted coconut oil, honey (maple syrup or agave syrup) and vanilla. Mix well to coat all oats.
  3. Spread oats in an even layer on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and stir in pecans and pumpkin seeds.
  6. Return to oven for 10-12 minutes or until evenly toasted.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely without stirring.
  8. Once completely cool, stir in chocolate chips.
    Store in an air tight container for at least 10-14 days.

Notes

  • Be sure to line the baking sheet with parchment paper otherwise the honey will stick to your baking sheet.
  • Let the granola cool completely before stirring it to get bigger chunks of granola.
  • Allow the granola to cool completely before stirring in chocolate or putting into storage containers. This will ensure that the chocolate doesn't melt and the granola stays extra crunchy.
  • For a vegan granola, substitute the honey for maple syrup or agave syrup.
  • For gluten-free granola, be sure to buy gluten-certified oats.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g

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