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Stovetop Maple Pumpkin Granola {vegan, gluten free}

October 18, 2015 | 13 comments

holy crap I had a lot to do this weekend.

Somehow, I still managed to make granola. Food trumps everything, just saying. Except sleep. Geez I wish I could get some sleep…

All things considered, this week has been pretty enjoyable even though I spent over 12 hours on a bus (not all in a row, gosh would that be horrible), and seen infinitely miles of brown corn fields. Oh yeah, I saw the sun once. But seriously, this week has been one of the best of this school year. It’s been so full of exciting events that I’ve barely had time to sit down or sleep.

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Ug sleep. It’s the stuff of my dreams now.

But I digress from my boring life to this 5 minute granola recipe. Fine, it takes 10 minutes. Whatever.

Let’s be honest. I’m not gonna get up at 8 in the morning, mix ingredients, patiently spoon little circles onto a hot pan, flip them, and repeat for who knows how long on a weekend. As great as having pancakes for breakfast sound, it’s just not gonna happen with my amount of homework. Oh other reason? I’m not getting up at 8 am. Forget it.

So you know what, I’ll stir stuff over the stove, pour some maple syrup over that, and cook it for 5 minutes. Breakfast? Solved.

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Conclusion: This maple pumpkin oatmeal most certainly wins. It’s lightly sweetened with maple syrup and chunks of pumpkin + smatterings of seeds/nuts throughout. The spice gives this an autumny feel that makes me want to jump in leaves. Oh only if I had the time.


// You can make your own pumpkin spice mix by mixing together various spices. Recipes are available by googling ๐Ÿ˜›


Stovetop Maple Pumpkin Granola


  • 1/3 cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • pinch of salt


  1. Toast the pepitas, almonds, and oats separately over medium heat until nutty, In the same pan, mix the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, maple syrup, coconut oil, pumpkin puree, and salt. Add the toasted ingredients.
  2. Cook over medium heat until dry and crunchy, about 5-10 minutes.


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  1. Sprinkles of Sweetness on

    October 19, 2015 at 12:09 am says

    I had to spend 14 hours on a bus (for one trip and then another one back, so a total of 28 hours). Needless to say, I’m grumpy and tired! But hey, at least I got to catch up on sleep during the bus ride, haha! Also your pictures looks so pretty and bright! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Anne on

      October 30, 2015 at 9:58 am says

      Wow that’s a really long bus ride! You could get on a plane and get half way across the world in that time ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Yes the sleeping on the bus ride is the best part!!!

  2. Hannah | The Swirling Spoon on

    October 19, 2015 at 12:22 am says

    Hah, I love your solution to breakfasts ๐Ÿ˜€ stovetop honestly sounds like the easiest way to make granola! Hope you find the time to relax sometime soon, maybe you can reward yourself with the almighty time-consuming pancakes!

    • Anne on

      October 30, 2015 at 9:58 am says

      Hhahaaa thanks Hannah! Actually it’s fall break this week so yesss I made pancakes ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Sabrina on

    October 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm says

    Yum, sounds great!

    • Anne on

      October 30, 2015 at 9:59 am says

      Thanks Sabrina!

    • Anne on

      October 30, 2015 at 9:59 am says

      Thanks Maureen!

  4. ZazaCook on

    October 22, 2015 at 12:31 pm says

    Your photos are gorgeous!!!

    • Anne on

      October 30, 2015 at 10:00 am says

      Thank you!

  5. Lauren | The Oatmeal Artist on

    November 14, 2015 at 12:58 pm says

    Hello! Iโ€™ve included this recipe in my list of oat-tastic recipes to check out in my Saturday round-up. Donโ€™t worry: itโ€™s simply a link that takes my readers to your fantastic blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ Check it out!

    Have a great weekend!

    Lauren / The Oatmeal Artist

    • Anne on

      November 20, 2015 at 8:31 pm says

      Oh I saw it! Thank you so much for linking Lauren -you have no idea how much it means to me! I’m really glad you liked the recipe ๐Ÿ˜€



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