Pumpkin Spice Overload?

The past few weekends, I’ve been waking up significantly earlier than Dan. I don’t know what it is, but I can’t seem to sleep in much anymore! So while he’s been sleeping, I’ve been making huge batches of granola for us to eat throughout the week. Works for me!

Pumpkin Granola

I had a bowl of this pumpkin spice granola with some pumpkin spice coffee on both Saturday and Sunday. Pumpkin spice overload? Maybe for some people, but not for me. I’m going to savor pumpkin season while I can. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pumpkin Spice Granola

5 c rolled oats

1 c pumpkin seeds or pepitas

1/2 c chopped cashews

1 c quinoa, rinsed

1/2 c pumpkin puree

1/2 c maple syrup

1/2 c cashew butter

2 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease a 9″x13″ pan, and pour in the oats, quinoa, seeds and nuts.

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, mix the pumpkin, syrup, cashew butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir until everything is well-blended, with no pumpkin or cashew butter lumps. *see note below!

Pour over the oats mixture. Stir until all the dry ingredients are well-coated. Top with a sprinkle of salt.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350*F, stirring occasionally.

Note: I think I had too much pumpkin mixture and not enough dry ingredients. Next time, I’ll either add another cup of oats (even more granola!) or cut the pumpkin puree, syrup, and cashew butter down to 1/3 c. each.

Pumpkin Granola

Ironically, Heather and I both developed a pumpkin spice granola recipe at the same time, and found out when we were g-chatting later on Saturday. Check out her recipe here!


  1. says

    Ahh…. pumpkin granola sounds like heaven (drools). I need another weekend so that I can start making a dent in all the savvy recipes I’ve starred ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. says

    Okay so I haven’t jumped on the pumpkin boat yet because I’m still too occupied eating my body weight in peaches and nectarines, but this sounds really amazing. I love pepitas. Maybe I’ll give in next week.

  3. says

    Isn’t that funny — when you’re on the same wavelength as another blogger? This morning, I saw Ashley (Edible Perspective) and her stuffed green peppers. We just made them, too!! And pumpkin, you know I love pumpkin. This recipe looks incredible. Thanks for posting it!

  4. says

    Hi Julie, I just found your blog through CNC and love it already. Your pictures are gorgeous and this pumpkin spice granola sounds fantastic. I’m still slightly resisting fall but I think that’s a good way to ease into it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      Thank you so much! Pumpkin is definitely great for easing into fall… can’t go wrong with a some pumpkin spice treats!