Pumpkin Spice Granola

This is the perfect breakfast for fall!  Pumpkin Spice Granola is packed full of pumpkin spice flavor, dried cranberries, and walnuts.  This granola is a happy medium between baked and crunchy Granola Recipes.

A tray of Pumpkin Spice Granola ready to eat!

I cannot believe how much I’ve truly dug into pumpkin spice this year.  I don’t know if it’s the colder weather we’ve had since early October or just really getting into the spirit of the season but I am Team Pumpkin Spice!

You know what else I love?  Granola!  One day I was craving some so I got out my usual ingredients of olive oil, honey, and oats. I had my coffee going and was thinking about some pumpkin recipes I could make for the blog and then immediately thought of the perfect substitute for my regular cinnamon that I add to the granola – pumpkin spice!

Then, what could be more ‘fall’ than dried cranberries Nothing!  Add my usual walnuts for that good brain health and voila! Breakfast is ready.

A tray of Pumpkin Spice Granola ready to eat!

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This Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe is so easy to make and ready in less than 25 minutes.  I do like it a little on the warm side so I eat a big bowl of it right after making it.  Such a great wholesome way to start the day.

How to make Pumpkin Spice Granola:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

In a bowl mix the olive oil, honey, salt, pumpkin spice, and turmeric.  Stir to combine.

To the liquid ingredients add the oats.  Stir to combine completely.

Step-by-step directions of how to make Pumpkin Spice Granola.

Add parchment paper to a 9×13 pan.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.  Take the pan out of the oven and stir the granola, level back out and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Take out of the oven and let cool.

Once the granola *has cooled completely* add the dried cranberries and walnuts.

Serve with milk or yogurt.

Tips & Variations for Pumpkin Spice Granola:

  • Do not add the dried cranberries and walnuts until the granola has cooled all the way.  You will end up with burnt nuts and hard as rocks cranberries if you add them any earlier. 
  • Do you like crunchy granola?  Follow the same recipe just use a 12×18 sheet pan instead and spread out thinly over the whole sheet.
  • How to store the granola:  Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

And here you are…..

A tray of Pumpkin Spice Granola ready to eat!

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Granola
Add the flavors of fall to your morning breakfast routine with Pumpkin Spice Granola. Not too soft or crunchy this granola is a great way to start the day.
Pumpkin Spice Granola | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Pumpkin Spice Granola | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a bowl mix the olive oil, honey, salt, pumpkin spice, and turmeric. Stir to combine.
  3. To the liquid ingredients add the oats. Stir to combine completely.
  4. Add parchment paper to a 9x13 pan.
  5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and stir the granola, level back out and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Take out of the oven and let cool.
  7. Once the granola *has cooled completely* add the dried cranberries and walnuts.
  8. Serve with milk or yogurt. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tips & Variations for Pumpkin Spice Granola:

  • Do not add the dried cranberries and walnuts until the granola has cooled all the way.  You will end up with burnt nuts and hard as rocks cranberries if you add them any earlier. 
  • How to store the granola:  Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread from Moore or Less Cooking Get ready to jump in some leaves.  Put pumpkin in everything.  Celebrate.

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Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

This quick No-Bake Cheesecake is perfect for fall.  Pumpkin spice filling is layered over a melted butterscotch bottom and graham cracker crust. Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake is the easy dessert you’ve been looking for.

A Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake in a pie plate ready to eat!

I’ve been seeing pumpkin spice recipes all Pinterest so that means that fall is within our reach.  So I thought I better get on it~introducing my Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake!  Graham cracker crust is layered with butterscotch, pumpkin spice cheesecake filling then topped with candied pecans.  Is there anything better than candied pecans on pie?

I’ll be honest, I’m not much a baker.  While it’s a goal I’ve set for myself over the next year I’m not quite there so when I make a dessert it has to be a quick and most likely no bake.  Since most pumpkin recipes are baked pies, cookies and cakes I had to be creative and pull from  recipes that I’ve already made and reinvent it.  Bingo! My Chocolate Bottom Strawberry Cheesecake is a no-bake dessert that can easily be updated with pumpkin flavor.

How to make Candied Pecans or the topping:

Before we get to the video, I made some candied pecans for the top of this pie.  I made these prior to the video and they are not included so quickly let me tell you how.  Gather a 2 ounce package of chopped pecans, 1 Tbs butter and 1 Tbs brown sugar  Add butter to the pan and begin to melt, add pecans and brown sugar.  Stir quickly over high heat for 2 minutes until the butter and brown sugar begin to caramelize.  Take off heat and pour on a piece of wax paper on a pan.  Let cool while you make the pie.

Cooked candied pecans on a piece of parchment paper.

How to make Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake {VIDEO}:

Now on to the video.  *Part way through the video the lens sadly got splattered & I didn’t realize it!  This is my 2nd video so I am kind of glad it happened so I can be a little more cautious next time!

Just a few easy steps and then in to the refrigerator to set.

Tips & Variations for Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake:

  • Not a fan of butterscotch? Swap out for chocolate chips or just omit entirely.
  • Only like a ‘little’ pumpkin spice taste?  Feel free to half or even quarter the pumpkin spice mix to adjust for your taste.

And here you are…….

A slice of Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake on a plate ready to eat!

 From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Introducing my Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake! Graham cracker crust is layered with butterscotch, pumpkin spice cheesecake filling then topped with candied pecans. A quick no-bake dessert that is perfect for Fall from Bottom Left of the Mitten
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Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
A quick no-bake Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake is perfect for Fall. Graham cracker crust is layered with butterscotch, pumpkin spice cheesecake filling then topped with candied pecans.
Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake, Fall Food, No Bake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Graham Cracker Crust
Candied Pecans
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
Butterscotch Bottom
Topping
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake, Fall Food, No Bake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Graham Cracker Crust
Candied Pecans
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
Butterscotch Bottom
Topping
Butterscotch Bottom Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
Candied Pecans
  1. Gather a 2 ounce package of chopped pecans, 1 Tbs butter and 1 Tbs brown sugar Add butter to the pan and begin to melt, add pecans and brown sugar. Stir quickly over high heat for 2 minutes until the butter and brown sugar begin to caramelize. Take off heat and pour on a piece of wax paper on a pan. Let cool while you make the pie.
Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Crush crackers in a ziploc bag. Add sugar. Pour in greased pie pan. Add melted butter. Mix and form as crust in pie pan.
Butterscotch Bottom
  1. Add butterscotch chips and 2 Tbs cold milk to microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds. Stir until well combined. Pour onto the top of prepared crust.
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
  1. In a bowl combine jello, milk, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Mix with electric mixer for 3-5 minutes. Add pudding mix on top of chocolate bottom.
Topping
  1. Top with candied pecans and 1/4 cup butterscotch chips.
  2. Refrigerate for 2-6 hours.
  3. Cut into 8 pieces. Enjoy!

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