This Triple Pumpkin Peanut Butter Granola boasts 3 forms of pumpkin and is the perfect crunchy fall treat! It makes a great on-the-go snack or topping for your favorite item.
According to the temps we had this weekend, I can officially say it feels like fall here in Charlotte! Though I’ve been ready for it for weeks, I now feel like I can indulge in all the fall foods.
I always tell myself to stock up on pumpkin puree months before fall because it’s cheaper then! And yet, every year, here I am falling for the more expensive pumpkin puree because I must have it. Time to make ALL the recipes! Eat all the fall flavors! Can anyone else relate? Next year, I really will do better. Why is it that I don’t crave pumpkin anything during the summer? Riddle me that.
Same with apple crisps, I’m so obsessed with them right now. Why don’t I make them in the summer though? Or any time of year? By the way, if you’re someone who just can’t choose between pumpkin and apple, you can make this apple pumpkin baked oatmeal. It’s one of my favorites for a cool cozy morning.
But, if you stick to the seasons and like fall flavors (ahem, pumpkin), I think you’ll love this triple pumpkin peanut butter granola! There are three forms of pumpkin here – we have pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin seeds.
We had family in town this weekend and we definitely had some cool fall mornings where this granola was devoured. We put it on yogurt, cottage cheese, or just ate it with milk. We also had lots of coffee alongside it. I’m of the opinion that coffee brings out the flavors in everything.
So, have you ever made granola before but you can’t get it crunchy or get the clusters?
Me too. I learned the secret. You want to spread the mixture out thin, and you don’t bake it for super long. We’re talking like 15 minutes. And then do a little scramble, shake it out, and throw it back in for 5-10 minutes (I did 7-8 minutes). The edges will start to look crisp.
When you take it out of the oven, it may not appear super crispy or clustery yet, but be patient. LET IT SIT, for 10-15 minutes. This is when the magic happens, and it starts to cluster together.
Since there is no egg involved in this recipe, feel free to taste as you go along. Maybe you like it more pumpkin-y or peanut buttery. I tried a few renditions and found this recipe to be great for what I was looking for. But totally feel free to customize it more! I did enjoy the variety of pumpkin flavors.
Triple Pumpkin Peanut Butter Granola
- 3.5 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- ½ cup honey
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 325.
Mix ingredients in large bowl and stir carefully to combine and make sure oats are coated.
Spread mixture THIN on baking sheet. The mixture should be thick and wet.
Bake for 15 minutes on middle rack. Shake and spread out and bake for 5-10 more minutes or until edges are starting to turn brown.
Let cool for 15 minutes and break into clusters.
The granola will firm up a little as you let it cool.
This triple pumpkin peanut butter granola is surprisingly not overly pumpkin-y or peanut buttery, but subtly, it’s both. And it’s so good.
Once you mix your ingredients, it only takes 15 minutes + 5-10 to bake, so you can easily be snacking away in under an hour. If you decide you’re no longer feeling the pumpkin flavor, simply leave out the pumpkin seeds, spice and pumpkin puree. And then this peanut butter granola can be good all year round!
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