Pumpkin Spice Granola

October 13, 2015

Is there anything that you don’t put pumpkin spice in? I’ve been trying all kinds of fall recipes (like most people) and this week’s favorite is granola. In case you don’t know traditional pumpkin spice is made of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. The combination of these creates the most perfect sense of warmth and comfort in any dish.




I would love for you to tell me your favorite way of using the spice. I’m up for anything! Can I get sidetracked for a second? I had a discovery this week and I thought I should share it.





The more and more I dive into my world of heath food, the more I learn about myself. So, last week I had the opportunity to create, make, and style recipes for a photo shoot. I have been a part of something similar before but not on this level. The recipes we made were the center of the shoot (along with some beautiful flower arrangements.) Anyway, there were a couple of courses to the meal and I had made a soup for the first course. After the soup was finished being photographed, it was taken away. When the shoot was over, I walked over to start cleanup and noticed that the soup had been poured into the trash.

For the first time in my life, I nearly cried about my love for food. When I saw that my soup had been thrown to the side, a little piece of my heart broke. I had never felt that way before. I have realized that my passion for healthy food is way beyond what I imagined.
To me, food is meant to be enjoyed by people you love and who appreciate your work. For the sake of the photo shoot, the soup was just enjoyed for its beauty. I wasn’t prepared for it to be thrown away. I do, what I do because I believe food is art, it is nutrition, it is passion, it is medicine, and it is heart. Hopefully my love for it does come across in the recipes that I create.

Now, enjoy this granola! Side note: the skillet helps to create added flavor and more crunch to the recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola


  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl toss all ingredients together until well incorporated.
  3. If you feel like may want your granola to be on the sweeter side, add another tablespoon of maple syrup.
  4. Spread mixture onto your skillet, in a thin layer. If you don’t have a skillet, cook on a baking sheet.
  5. Allow to cook for 18-20 minutes or until golden. It is easy to overcook so keep an eye out.

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