Foodie Friday – Paleo Pumpkin Granola

Good news athletes – you made it to another Friday!!  Today’s Foodie Friday comes to you from another bloggy friend of mine (blog friends are good to have!), Nina from Peace, Love & Good Food. Her Paleo Pumpkin Granola is SO good!!


I made it for the first time this past Sunday & Brandon & I are addicted!  It was my first attempt at homemade granola & it was definitely a success!! Our first batch is already gone….I’ll be making a new batch very soon.  So run (run!) yourself to the store to stock up on these ingredients!

Paleo Pumpkin Granola


  • 1 c raw almonds
  • 1 c raw cashews
  • 1 c raw pecans
  • 1 c raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 c Grade A Dark Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 c dried cranberries

Place nuts in a large bowl & cover with water.  Soak for about 8 hours, rinsing and changing the water about halfway through.  Drain nuts, rinse & pour onto paper towels to soak up some moisture.  Pat dry.

Place nuts in food processor and pulse until the texture resembles oats.  (If you don’t have a food processor, you could coarsely chop the nuts with a knife.  Since they are moist, they should be soft and easy to chop.)

Add in syrup, coconut oil, pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice & salt.  Pulse until combined.  Fold in shredded coconut & cranberries.

Lay granola out on 2 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and bake for about 6 hours, or until golden brown & crispy, at 170 degrees.  Store in an air tight container.


This recipe made my cereal lovin’ heart so happy!!  I try to steer clear of sugar and gluten laden cereals, not the best for you.  So to eat some of this granola as a bowl of cereal with my almond milk was like a dream!  I can’t wait to share this with my family at Thanksgiving in Christmas!

Seriously, run to the store!  Happy granola making 🙂

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  1. Pingback: My “Famous” Maple Granola | SamLovesBaking

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