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Pumpkin Spice Maple Pecan Granola with Dates and Pepitas


  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup flaked coconut
  • ½ cup chopped dates


  1. Combine oats, pecans, pepitas, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Put granola mixture on a non-stick baking sheet or a baking sheet covered with baking parchment.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 15 minutes.
  5. Add coconut to granola and stir gently. Press down lightly on the granola if you want it to form clusters.
  6. Bake another 15 minutes until granola is golden and fragrant.
  7. Let cool without stirring.
  8. Break pieces of granola into clusters of desired size. Add chopped dates.
  9. Store in an airtight container.