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Spiced Pumpkin Seed Granola (Grain free, Nut Free)

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 30-32 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This homemade spiced pumpkin seed granola is made with healthy fats and natural sugars for a nut-free, grain-free snack! Vegan and Paleo.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (or homemade version below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Add all the ingredients (minus coconut) to a mixing bowl in the order listed. Stir to combine.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto a prepared baking sheet and place it in oven.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. (see notes)
  6. Add coconut to the pan and mix with a spoon, evenly. Place the baking pan back in the oven so the coconut can toast for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  7. Then remove pan from the oven, and allow the granola to cool on the pan.
  8. Once the pan has cooled, the granola should be ready to break into smaller pieces. 
  9. Add any optional mix-ins desired and enjoy!


For less granola clusters, be sure to mix seeds in the oven every 5 minutes. For more of the “clusters” then leave the granola intact and break it into pieces after it has baked and cooled.

If you don’t have sesame seeds, substitute with 1/4 cup more sunflower seeds.

Optional mix-ins include chopped dates, dried cranberries, dark chocolate etc.

Best kept in airtight container for up to 3 weeks. To maintain freshness, store in fridge.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-27 minutes
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 to 1/3 cup
  • Calories: 273
  • Sugar: 7.2 g
  • Sodium: 59 mg
  • Fat: 21.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.9 g
  • Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: gluten-free, gluten-free snacks, snack, healthy snack, pumpkin spice, grain-free, granola, kid-friendly