Pumpkin granola is a granola recipe that is made with oats, quinoa, pumpkin puree, maple syrup and pumpkin spice. Pair this homemade granola recipe with Horizon® organic milk for breakfast at home or on the go!
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Pumpkin season is quickly approaching so let’s start with an easy pumpkin recipe and open a fresh jar of pumpkin pie spice! Try this pumpkin dip recipe for a great tasting pumpkin dessert in less than 15 minutes.
Homemade granola is so easy to make yet it is a product I most often purchase at the store. No need to do that, my friends! This easy granola recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and will become a favorite meal or snack for on the go families.
I love granola because you can customize it to suit your family’s preferences. Add in or take out any ingredients you’d like!
Granola is traditionally a breakfast food which can be served in a bowl with milk. You can also eat granola dry (by the handful!). On busy school mornings a container of granola and milk is a fast solution for a filling breakfast.
Where to find Horizon® Milk Boxes
Sprouts Farmers Market offers milk boxes and a variety of other Horizon® products.
Horizon® Organic Aseptic Milk
Horizon® milk is the one staple that has been in EVERY SINGLE lunch box I’ve ever packed for my son who is now in his freshman year of high school. Yup, every single one. My son is a picky eater but the one constant I rely on for some of his daily protein, calcium, and vitamin D is milk.
From kindergarten to high school, Horizon® Organic milk is a great option for your child too! I love the milk boxes because they are shelf stable. I keep a supply in my pantry then refrigerate the milk each weekend preparing for meals in the week ahead. With a simple ice pack the milk stays cold in my boys’ lunches each day.
Horizon® offers 8 ounce milk boxes that are ideal for breakfast, school lunches, snack time, and on the go nourishment. Milk boxes are an excellent alternative to juice boxes.
Our family even travels with Horizon® organic low fat milk boxes. When I know a flight will get in late at night and I may not have time to stop at a grocery store, I pack these shelf stable milk boxes in my checked luggage then refrigerate them at the hotel so that my boys will have cold milk the next morning.
Where do you take Horizon® milk? Hiking, skiing, boating, to soccer practice? I’d love to hear how Horizon® milk boxes make your life easier.
What is aseptic milk?
Aseptic describes something that has been made contamination-free. Horizon® milk boxes undergo a process of Ultra-High Temperature (UHT) Pasteurization which gives the milk an extended shelf life until the date printed on the box.
It wasn’t until I really looked for the “aseptic” label recently on the milk box that I found it on the bottom. And, truth be told, I had to look up the definition of “aseptic”. It is one of those processes that we appreciate yet may not know much about. Thank goodness Horizon® takes care of all of that for us!
Ingredients in Pumpkin Granola
- Gluten free Old Fashioned Oats
- Quinoa (uncooked)
- Pumpkin pureé
- Maple syrup
- Pumpkin spice
- Pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels)
- Dried cranberries
- Coconut oil (melted)
How to Make Pumpkin Granola
Making homemade granola is easy!
- Mix the dry ingredients together (leave out the dried fruits until after baking)
- Combine the wet ingredients.
- Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Bake for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Add in any dried fruit and toasted nuts.
- Store in an air-tight container.
Optional Mix-ins for Pumpkin Granola
- Dried cranberries
- Dried cherries
- Sunflower seeds
- Ground flax
- Dried coconut
Here are more recipes that use products from Horizon®:
- 2 cups Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1 cup Tri-colored Quinoa (uncooked)
- 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Spice
- ½ cup Pumpkin Pureé
- ¼ cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 2 tablespoons Melted Coconut Oil
- ½ cup Roasted Unsalted Pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels)
- ½ cup Dried Cranberries
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix the gluten free oats,uncooked quinoa, and pumpkin spice.
3. In a separate bowl, stir the melted coconut oil, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup.
4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Do not yet add the pepitas or dried cranberries.
5. Spread the mixture on a parchment lined baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring halfway through the baking time.
6. Remove the granola from the oven. Add in the pepitas and dried cranberries.
7. Let the granola cool completely then store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Mix in other ingredients such as raisins and nuts.
Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 5gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g
This data is provided by Nutritionix and is an estimate only.
Holly Baker started the food blog, A Baker’s House, in 2011. She is the writer, recipe creator, and photographer for the site. Holly loves to bake and shares recipes for gluten free food, canning recipes, as well as traditional desserts too. Her recipes and food photography have been highlighted by BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, and She Knows.