Breakfast/ Snacks

Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Granola (+ a virtual bridal shower for Liz!)

Pumpkin Quinoa Granola //

Pumpkin Quinoa Granola //

Oh does it feel better than EVER to be posting a recipe today! And it’s for a very, very exciting cause: Liz of Pumpkin and Peanut Butter‘s VIRTUAL BRIDAL SHOWER. *cheers*


See, she’s getting married in a few weeks and Alexa and I thought it would be fun to gather up some blogging friends of ours and post some recipes pertaining to pumpkin or peanut butter (ah, so very clever) in celebration!

Liz is an absolute wizard in the kitchen. Her recipes are not only super healthy, but seriously delicious. My favorite recipe of hers is for these toasted coconut dark chocolate oatmeal cookies – they are out of this world tasty and you must make them as soon as possible.

Pumpkin Quinoa Granola //

Now, I am positively pumpkin obsessed when fall comes around. Bread, muffins, pancakes, smoothies, pasta – you name it, I pumpkinize it. It’s a magical, magical squash. Inspired by this granola from Minimalist Baker, I wanted to create my own perfectly pumpkiny, fall granola – and I think you’ll really love it. Lightly sweet, perfectly crunchy, and a touch of spice, this granola makes for a perfect healthy breakfast or snack. It’s vegan, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, dairy-free…so basically whatever your dietary needs or preferences, there’s no excuse not to make it 😉

Pumpkin Quinoa Granola //

Be sure to check out the other recipes included in today’s party; these pumpkiny, peanut-buttery eats look too good to be true!

  • Alexa from Fooduzzi // Homemade Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
  • Becca from Fork in the Kitchen // Pumpkin Spice Baked Brie
  • Rebecca from Nourished. the Blog // Gluten-Free Baked Pumpkin Donuts
  • Maya from Spice & Sprout // Pumpkin Spiced Whiskey Hot Chocolate
  • Erica from Nommable // Honey Apple Peanut Butter Tart
  • Laura from Joy Food Sunshine // Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies (No-Bake)
 We love you, Liz! Happy bridal shower! 🙂

Pumpkin Quinoa Granola //

Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Granola (+ a virtual bridal shower for Liz!)
  • 2½ c old-fashioned, rolled oats
  • ⅓ c raw quinoa
  • 1 c raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • ¼ c organic pumpkin puree
  • ¼ c pure maple syrup
  • ¼ c coconut sugar (can be subbed with brown sugar)
  • 2 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ t pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ t salt
  1. Preheat oven to 300. Place a piece of parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, maple syrup, sugar, olive oil, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  3. Add in the oats, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds, and mix until well combined.
  4. Spread the granola evenly onto the parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then stir the granola. Bake for another 20 minutes, then let cool completely at room temperature. Store in an air-tight container or bag. Enjoy!


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  • Reply
    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    September 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I am always looking for new granola recipes to change it up, this looks awesome! Such a great fall morning treat <3 <3 <3

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      September 17, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Thanks, Maya!!! 🙂

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    September 16, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Love granola and I’ve been dying to mix it up lately – this is perfect for fall! Thanks for throwing the shower – loved being part of it!

    • Reply
      September 16, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks Becca!! And thank you so much for joining us today 🙂

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    September 16, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I have been on a granola rampage lately so you totally must have been reading my mind! This looks fantastic! Thank you guys SO SO much for throwing me this beautiful shower. You guys are seriously the SWEETEST! Love you!

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      September 16, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Oh I’m so glad!! Love you girl, sending all the good vibes your way! You and Nate will LOVE marriage 🙂

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    September 16, 2016 at 10:21 am

    YAAASSSS first off so good to see you back blogging <3 And second, this sounds amazing! I haven't been great with breakfast lately (WOMP) and this totally inspires me to get back to my normal schedule. Love it!!! And thank you for organizing this lovely little surprise!

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      September 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Girl, ya gotta get back on that breakfast grind – it’s the most important meal of the day! 😉 Thank you so much for being apart of the fun! 🙂

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    September 16, 2016 at 9:26 am

    This granola looks so delicious and healthy! Thank you for organizing such a fun celebration!

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      September 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks, Laura!! And thank YOU for your delicious contribution – still can’t get over how yummy those pies look!! All heart eyes over here.

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    Rebecca @ NOURISHED. the blog
    September 16, 2016 at 7:41 am

    This granola looks unreal, Lucia! Love the quinoa in there too – such a unique (and nutritious!) twist. Can’t wait to try this!

    • Reply
      September 16, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks Rebecca!! The quinoa adds such a fun crunch, I love it!! 🙂 xoxo

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