Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Granola

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Granola

Move over packaged granola!  You’ve got to try my Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe.

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin Granola recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

I started making my own granola last year in a Crock Pot (I use this one) and haven’t looked back since.  I started with a traditional Almond, Vanilla and Cranberry combo and then moved onto a cute Christmas Granola.  Both of those seemed well received by you guys, so this year I decided to expand my Crock Pot Granola repertoire with a Pumpkin Spice version!

After a few tests, my Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe could NOT be easier or tastier!

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin Granola recipe/ Running in a Skirt

I know the world seems to be on a bit of a pumpkin spice overload lately… but this is the real deal.  It tastes good, the flavors actually fit into the granola well and it’s made with actual pumpkin.

I’m not obsessed with pumpkin spice, but when it makes sense like this, I’m ALL IN.  And you should be too!

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin Granola recipe/ Running in a Skirt

The flavor comes from some good old fashioned pumpkin pie spice and real pumpkin puree, which is a must have in the kitchen this time of year.  I put it in my smoothies, overnight oats or even these No Bake Pumpkin Pie Bites.

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin Granola recipe/ Running in a Skirt

The whole thing comes together with only 8 simple ingredients, which makes it such a fast recipe.  The only trick is to leave the Crock Pot lid slightly cracked when cooking so the moisture will escape and the granola will not be soggy.

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin Granola recipe/ Running in a Skirt

I thought about adding some cranberry to the mix to add color, but at the end of the day I wanted to keep more with the traditional pumpkin flavors.  Instead I did real pumpkin puree, pecans and pumpkin seeds… which are all so authentically pumpkin spice.

And by golly… my Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe turned out so perfect!  I can’t wait for you to try it.


Also try…

Crock Pot Almond, Vanilla & Cranberry Granola

Cranberry & Almond Crock Pot Granola Recipe / Running in a Skirt


Crock Pot Christmas Granola

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt


Like my Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

 Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin Granola recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin Granola recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Granola

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Granola is a great fall treat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)


  • Mix together the egg whites, honey, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and optional salt.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the oatmeal, pecans and pumpkin seeds.  Fold together until it's all well coated.
  • Cook in a crock pot on high for 2-3 hours leaving the lid slightly cracked so the moisture can escape.  That will keep the granola from being soggy.
  • Pour the granola on a foil lined sheet pan to cool and dry.  The granola will continue to firm up on the sheet pan.
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Your turn!

What’s your favorite kind of pumpkin spice treat?


I’m linking up my Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-06-02T17:06:22-04:00 October 10th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Breakfast, Crock Pot Meals, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|20 Comments


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  3. dixya @food, pleasure, and health October 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    i have never tried making granola using slow cooker but i loveee granola eso with this flavor.

  4. Barrie Mooney October 17, 2017 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Never have I ever made it in a crockpot!this is a game changer! Pinned!

  5. Annmarie October 16, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Nom nom nom. This looks delicious!

  6. Kristy from Southern In Law October 15, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Oooh, this looks like the ultimate fall breakfast! You can never go wrong with pumpkin spice!

  7. Miz Helen October 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    We will just love your Crock Pot Pumpkin Pumpkin Spice Granola, it looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Alison's Allspice October 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I love granola, and this is even more awesome because you made it in a crock pot! Pinning for later!

  9. Lisa Ballantyne October 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I could never get tired of pumpkin recipes no matter what time of year! Thank you for sharing this one!

  10. Nicole @ Bento Momentos October 11, 2017 at 3:30 am - Reply

    It’s 12:30AM and my stomach just lurched (in a good way!) at the sight of your granola. Beautiful shot, delicious recipe!

  11. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups October 10, 2017 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    It had never occurred to me to make granola in the crockpot, genius! Can’t wait to give this a try.

  12. I have not made granola in a crockpot yet this looks like a yummy reason to try it

  13. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 10, 2017 at 8:29 am - Reply

    I had no idea you could make granola in the crockpot. Game changer!

  14. Mary Jean Henson October 10, 2017 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Will be making this. I love both pumpkin and granola.

  15. [email protected] October 10, 2017 at 6:53 am - Reply

    I am loving all things pumpkin right now as well. I have never made my own granola.

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