Pumpkin spice granola

October 26, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

Today’s recipe is dedicated to my partner Kyle, the man who shamelessly orders a pumpkin spice latte every time we’re out for coffee together. This granola recipe makes for a perfectly healthy and festive October breakfast when paired with a bowl of homemade almond milk or coconut yoghurt. It also happens to be gluten-free, refined sugar-free and full of pumpkin seeds for a generous dose of magnesium and zinc (two very common nutritional deficiencies that I see in my clinical practice). Pumpkin seeds also contain plant compounds called phytosterols. These unique compounds are beneficial because they are structurally similar to cholesterol and therefore compete with harmful cholesterols for binding in your digestive system to lower overall cholesterol levels.

Pumpkin Spice Granola


  • 2 cups oats
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nut meg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup avocado or melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup


Preheat the over to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

In a large bowl thoroughly mix the wet ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Spread the granola on a pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and gently stir the granola then bake for another 10 - 15 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool before breaking into pieces. Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week (but I guarantee you it wont last that long ..)


  • https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/phytosterols-sterols-stanols-heart-health

Dr. Sarah White | Naturopathic Doctor


Dr. Sarah White is a Naturopathic Doctor, Integrative health expert and the founder + CEO of This Doctor’s Kitchen — your evidence-based resource for all things health and wellness. Dr. Sarah takes a food-first approach to health with a focus in fertility, longevity and natural beauty. She is recognized as an expert in women’s hormones, thyroid health and anti-aging. Dr. Sarah is a published health author with features in Elle Canada, Best Health, EcoParent & Whole Family magazine.