This paleo granola recipe is a standard at my house! It makes the best go-to snack or breakfast or dessert… there is no bad time to eat this pumpkin spice granola! But buying paleo granola at the store? It gets really expensive (not to mention hard to find!), hence the need for our very own paleo pumpkin granola!
And, you’ll be happy that it takes just 30 minutes to make pumpkin spice granola at home. Packed with wholesome ingredients and plenty of pumpkin flavors… and none of the grains… it’s the best!
It’s easy to customize your paleo granola recipe. I used a combination of pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, dried unsweetened coconut, and chia seed, but you can swap out or skip any of those. You can also add in dried fruit – cranberries would be perfect with the pumpkin flavors!
Most so-called healthy granola recipes are packed with sugar, but my granola recipe is paleo, so it doesn’t contain any oats or refined sugars. You can even use a low carb sweetener if you need to make it keto friendly.
How To Make Granola
You’re going to love how easy this pumpkin spice granola is to make!
Here are the easy instructions on how to make pumpkin granola:
- Mix together the pumpkin granola base. Mix together the egg white, water, maple syrup, coconut oil, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. (You can use sugar-free sweetener instead of the maple syrup if you like!)
- Chop nuts. I like to do this in the food processor for easy chopping.
- Mix granola. Combine the chopped nuts, coconut, fruit, and chia seeds with the egg white mixture.
- Bake the paleo granola. Spread granola onto a pan and bake until golden.
- Cool and break into chunks. It will crisp up as it cools! Then, you can store it in an airtight container.
Is Granola Healthy?
Yes, this gluten-free granola is healthy! Here is a breakdown of some of the ingredients in granola and what nutrients they give you:
- Mixed Nuts – Fiber, protein, selenium, and vitamin E.
- Unsweetened Coconut – Good fats, fiber, manganese, copper, iron, and zinc
- Chia Seeds – Protein, fiber, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium
Is Granola Gluten-Free?
Yes, this pumpkin spice granola is gluten-free and paleo friendly.
Many granolas are made with oats and other grain-based ingredients, so they are not gluten-free. And even though you can find gluten-free oats, they are still grains and not paleo.
How Do You Store Paleo Granola?
After the pumpkin spice granola has cooled and set up a little bit, you can break it apart and place it in an airtight container.
Glass jars with lids are an excellent option for storing paleo granola. It will last a few weeks in them.
Can You Freeze This Paleo Granola Recipe?
Yes, you can store this paleo granola recipe in the freezer if you want. Just place it in freezer-safe bags or a container with a lid. It will last around 6 months in the freezer.
You can thaw it on the counter when you’re ready to eat it. Or toss it in your lunch box, and it will be ready by your lunch break.
More Paleo Breakfast Ideas
If you can’t get enough of this pumpkin granola, you are going to love these delicious paleo breakfast ideas. Take a look for some inspiration:
- Homemade Larabars – These taste way better than store-bought… and not as expensive!
- Chocolate Grain-Free Granola – Perfect for those days when you need something with chocolate, yet healthy enough for breakfast! 😉
- Paleo Oatmeal – If you miss a hot bowl of oatmeal, you’ve got to try this grain-free oatmeal.
- Low Carb Granola – Another amazing paleo granola option that’s low carb.
- Kind Bar Copycat – A great on-the-go paleo snack option!
Tools To Make Pumpkin Spice Granola:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Food Processor – This food processor comes in several different finishes to match your kitchen. I use it several times a week… it saves SO much time.
- Baking Sheet – You will for sure want a nice baking sheet. This one is cooks beautifully, is easy to clean, and non-stick.
Pumpkin Spice Paleo Granola Recipe
This paleo granola recipe is perfect for fall! See how to make pumpkin spice granola without grains, plus customize it with your favorite nuts and seeds.
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- 1 lb Mixed nuts (any kind)
- 1.5 cups Unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup Dried fruit (optional)
- 2 tablespoons Chia seeds (optional)
- 1 medium Egg white
- 2 tablespoons Water
- 3 tablespoons Maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons Coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons Pumpkin pie spice
- Pinch Sea salt
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg white, water, maple syrup, coconut oil, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
- Place the nuts in a food processor and pulse until chopped to your desired sized. Be careful not to over process.
- Pour the nuts, coconut, fruit, and chia seeds into the egg mixture and toss to coat.
Spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring once or twice, until golden.
Remove from oven and let sit 15 minutes to allow clusters to form. Using a spoon or your hands, break the granola apart, leaving some clusters whole. Store in an airtight container.
Serving size: 1/4 cup
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.