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posted: 10/24/18

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This Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola Recipe is absolutely delicious! It tastes just like pumpkin spice and is so addictive! Don’t buy your granola at the store when it’s so easy to make it at home. This recipe is a simple riff on my Homemade Granola recipe and is SO good. It just shows how versatile that recipe is.

mason jar full of pumpkin spice homemade graonola

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

I am just coming back from two whirlwind days in NYC where I got to spend time at Facebook. Like the actual Facebook and learn from them all about best practices and what I can do to best interact with people who want to follow me there. It was super inspiring, and also a little bit mind blowing. My biggest take away from yesterday was that I want to have a space on Facebook that I can connect with you more directly. Sooooo . . . . I started a Facebook group where we can chat, share ideas, and I can run things I’m thinking about for the blog past you – my followers who really keep this whole thing afloat. The name of the group is Hot Mess Moms (with the caveat that it’s really for anyone – dads included – who are doing this crazy parenting thing), and I hope to see you there soon!

In the meantime, should we talk about this Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola Recipe? It is so ridiculously yummy that I had to get it out of my house, ASAP. I mean, is granola healthy? Sure. As recipes go, it’s pretty good. But like everything in life, moderation is key and me eating a whole batch of homemade granola in one day is probably not a great deal if I want to keep fitting into my jeans. It’s THAT good.

baking tray of baked pumpkin spice homemade granola


  • Oil – I used vegetable oil, but you could also use grape seed oil.
  • Honey – maple syrup would also be really good in this recipe.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Old Fashioned Oats (do not use quick cooking oats)
  • Chopped Pecans – I feel like pecans are such a great nut for autumn recipes, but you could use something else
  • Golden Raisin – again, I feel like the goldenness compliments this recipe, but you could use dried apples, cranberries, or just regular raisins

spoonful of the best easy homemade granola recipe


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all your wet ingredients. That’s the oil, honey, brown sugar (I know, but goes in with the wet), pumpkin spice and vanilla extract. Make sure it is fully combined.
  3. Now add in your dry ingredients, minus the golden raisins. So just the oats and the nuts.
  4. Spread the mixture into the baking sheet and bake.
  5. Now you can break it up and add in the golden raisins.

bowl of easy granola recipe with sliced apple on top

This makes a great breakfast recipe for this time of year, and it really is super simple to make. You just need a few minutes of prep time and then some baking time. Plus it makes your kitchen smell delicious!




If you are like me and are obsessed with all things pumpkin this time of year, then you really need to check out some of these awesome recipes!

  • These No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups are an old recipe, but such a delicious one. Plus, who can resist an adorable recipe in a mason jar??
  • I love this Apple Pumpkin Dump Cake because it’s such a simple recipe, but apple and pumpkin are kind of made for each other.
  • I can’t really talk about pumpkin recipes without mentioning my Pumpkin Sugar Cookies. They are a go to this time of year.

mason jar full of granola recipe with pumpkins in the background

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Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola Recipe

Serves: 9 cups
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
This Pumpkin Spice Homemade Granola Recipe is absolutely delicious!  It tastes just like pumpkin spice and is so addictive! Don't buy your granola at the store when it's so easy to make it at home. 


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 cups old fashioned oats (not quick cooking oats)
  • 2 cups pecans chopped
  • 2 cups golden raisins


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together honey, oil, brown sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and pumpkin spice.
  • Gently fold in the oats and the nuts.  Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet.  Bake for 45 minutes rotating the baking sheet half way though baking.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven.  Allow to cool for an hour.  Break apart the granola and mix in the dried fruit.  Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Serving: 1cup Calories: 302kcal (15%) Carbohydrates: 32.5g (11%) Protein: 5g (10%) Fat: 16.5g (25%) Saturated Fat: 1.6g (10%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.05g Monounsaturated Fat: 1.9g Sodium: 66.3mg (3%) Potassium: 14.25mg Fiber: 3.6g (15%) Sugar: 14.5g (16%) Vitamin A: 0.5IU Vitamin C: 1.2mg (1%) Calcium: 9mg (1%) Iron: 1.4mg (8%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
bowl of the best pumpkin spice homemade granola recipe

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Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Linda says

    When recipe calls for 2 cups pecans chopped does this mean chop the pecans, then measure out 2 cups? Or measure whole pecans, then chop?

    • Lisa Longley says

      It means I bought chopped pecans and measured out two cups of them :)

  2. Rocki Bessone says

    The instructions for the Pumpkin Spice Granola says to whisk together “salt and cinnamon” but these are not listed in the ingredients. I think this should say pumpkin spice. Is that correct?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oye. Thank you for catching this!

  3. Julie says

    I used coconut oil much healthier , and gives a better taste

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