Pumpkin Flax Granola Recipe

Pumpkin Flax Granola Recipe - crunchy, clustery and sweetened with honey | natashaskitchen.com

This homemade pumpkin flax granola is loaded with good things and sweetened with honey. I love that it’s crunchy, chewy, clustery and satisfying! We’ve recently been cutting back on our sugar intake (carrot cake excluded ;)).

In paying close attention to nutrition labels we noticed something that was a major bummer; our favorite organic granola had cane sugar as the second ingredient (ingredients are listed in order from the most to the least so the second most substantial ingredient in our boxed granola was sugar). Organic does not always equal healthy.

My hubby and I were so bummed because one of our go-to breakfasts is what you see above (plain Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey, chia seeds, granola and fresh fruit.

Without the granola there was a void and the yogurt didn’t keep me full very long. I searched high and low for a healthy substituted because I wasn’t ready to give it up. Bag after bag had loads of added sugar and preservatives. So this pumpkin flax granola was born .

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P.S. This granola stores well in an airtight container at room temperature.

Ingredients for Homemade Granola:

3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (whole grain – I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, or shaved almonds
1 cup pumpkin seeds, shelled
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup honey or (1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup maple syrup)
1/4 cup coconut oil (can sub with butter or oil of choice)
1/2 tsp salt

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How to Make Pumpkin Granola:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combined 3 cups rolled oats, 1/2 cup coconut flakes, 1 cup pumpkin seeds and 1/4 cup flax seeds.

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2. In a second bowl, stir together 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1/2 tsp salt. They will combine easier if you heat them in the microwave 15-30 seconds.

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3. Drizzle the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and gently toss/stir until evenly coated. Spread onto a large 3/4 baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 325 for 18-20 min, stirring once halfway through for even toasting. Remove from the oven and let cool completely then crumble with your hands and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Pumpkin Flax Granola Recipe

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This pumpkin flax granola is loaded with nutritious good things and sweetened with honey. It's crunchy, chewy, clustery and so satisfying!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $6-$8
Serving: 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (whole grain - I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes, or shaved almonds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds, shelled
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • ½ cup honey or (1/4 cup honey and ¼ cup maple syrup)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted into liquid form) (can sub with butter or oil of choice)
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combined 3 cups rolled oats, ½ cup coconut flakes, 1 cup pumpkin seeds and ¼ cup flax seeds.
  2. In a second bowl, stir together ¼ cup honey, ¼ cup of maple syrup, ¼ cup coconut oil and ½ tsp salt. They will combine easier if you heat them in the microwave 15-30 seconds.
  3. Drizzle the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and gently toss/stir until evenly coated. Spread out onto a really large ¾ baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 325 for 18-20 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking for even toasting. Remove from the oven and let cool completely then crumble with your hands and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

Measure your coconut oil first then measure honey in the same cup. The oil coats the cup so the honey slides out easily.

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How do you eat your granola?

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  • Hannah Smith
    March 16, 2017

    I just made a batch of this granola and it is wonderful! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 16, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad you like it Hannah! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Augustine
    March 6, 2017

    This is soooo good! I made this using a silpat and it lasted only a few days in my house with me and my toddler eating it with yogurt. Thank you!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 6, 2017

      Augustine, thank you for yet another wonderful review and you are welcome! 😃 Reply

  • Ella Stefoglo
    November 20, 2016

    This is my go to recipe for granola every time! It’s so addicting!

    I do have times when the granola comes out wet, so I let it bake a few minutes longer (sometimes an extra 10 minutes does the trick).

    Thanks Natasha for the wonderful recipe. ☺️ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 20, 2016

      You are very welcome Ella 😁. This actually reminds me to make some more since we ran out the other day. Reply

  • Valerie
    September 27, 2016

    Made it twice. Great recipe! Wonderful flavour. Much much better than a store bought. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 27, 2016

      You are welcome Valerie, thank you for sharing that with us 😀. Reply

  • Sandi Johnson
    September 14, 2016

    We love this recipe! Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 14, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that! We also keep a steady supply in the pantry 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 14, 2016

      😀.You are welcome Sandi and thank you for the nice feedback Reply

  • Tc
    September 1, 2016

    I made this today and it was still wet and limp after baking and cooling off. Maybe it needs to be spread out between two medium pans instead of one large one?? I’m going to try baking it on a large tray at 300 degrees for a bit longer. I’ll give an update later. Flavor is quite good though. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 1, 2016

      Hi Tc, if it seems damp, you can return it to the oven and dry it out for a few more minutes. I used a large 3/4 baking sheet (I have a link above in the recipe), but if you use smaller pans, it is a good idea to spread them out onto two pans. 🙂 Reply

  • Nancy Dixon
    August 26, 2016

    Hi Natasha,
    Have you ever added a touch of salt in your granola? Can’t wait to give this granola a try !! Thanks so much
    Nancy 🇨🇦 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2016

      Nancy, the recipe calls for 1/2 tsp of salt. We make this all the time, I also like to add some shaved almonds. Reply

  • May 2, 2016

    Is there anything to replace the honey with?
    Thanks. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 2, 2016

      You can just use maple syrup but we have found the best combination to be maple syrup with honey – it’s just the right texture of crunch and slightly sticky with a combination. Reply

  • Lena
    October 13, 2015

    Made it, loved it! My husband and kids are ready for the second round 🙂 Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 13, 2015

      Lena, thank you for the great review and you are welcome :). Reply

  • Ashlee Harms
    October 3, 2015

    This is hands down my favorite breakfast/anytime snack EVER! I have been looking for something like this. Thank you so so much!! It is absolutely delicious. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 3, 2015

      I’m happy to help :). Thanks Ashlee! I agree I could eat this any time of day. Reply

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