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September 24, 2018

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola

Fall spices meet the rich taste of espresso in this completely fruit-sweetened and oil-free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola

Remember three weeks ago when -- IN AUGUST -- Starbucks released the Pumpkin Spice Latte for the fall season?

I remember. Why? Because it was a sweltering day. I was drenched in sweat after my 10 minute walk to class at 8:30 in the morning!!

Why on earth would Starbucks introduce their fall drinks SO early?!

Later, I was experimenting with granola flavors and I remembered exactly why Starbucks released the PSL in August: it's delicious!

The mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, with warm coffee is to die for!

Well... except for the fact that the PSL usually comes with cow's milk and added or artificial sugar. Ugh.

That's where Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola comes in, though! All the spices and caffeine you want, with none of the bad stuff!

You will honestly crave this stuff more than an actual Pumpkin Spice Latte. And it's actually good for you, so no guilt in having multiple servings :)

Just look at those clusters!

So what is in this scrumptious snack that is so much better than a PSL?

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola

Ingredients

Oats

Like any granola, Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola starts with oats. Rolled oats to be specific.

In trying to live a healthy lifestyle, we should all try to eat several servings of whole grains each day. My favorite way to do this is oats (like overnight oats or berry oatmeal)!

Oats are so yummy and filled with fiber, you'll never know you're eating something that's actually good for you!

Date Syrup

I use date syrup in lots of recipes as a sweetener.

The best part about date syrup is that it's actually made of 100% dates. By using date syrup you'll get nutrients, (more) fiber, and sweetness without spiking your blood sugar or creating unhealthy sugar addictions.

In this PSL Granola, date syrup will bind the oats together to create crunchy clusters. (Buy it here!)

Pumpkin Pie Spice

It wouldn't be Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola without pumpkin spices!

You can easily buy Pumpkin Pie Spice from the grocery store (or here.)

Espresso Powder

Coffee. Flavor.

Enough said.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola Ingredients

How to make Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola

Friends, you are now just 20 minutes away from warm and crispy Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola.

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients until mixed thoroughly.

Step 3. Spread evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola Ingredients in a bowl

Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola Ingredients Mixed

Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola Ingredients on baking sheet

Recipe Prayer

Jesus thank you for healthy fall recipes that satisfy our cravings without destroying our health or our planet. Help us enjoy the time we spend cooking and eating this granola. Amen.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola

Fall spices meet the rich taste of espresso in this completely fruit-sweetened and oil-free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

6

Prep:

5

min

cook:

15

min

total:

20

min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats, certified gluten-free if necessary
  • 1/3 Cup Date Syrup
  • 2 Teaspoons Espresso Powder (can sub instant coffee)
  • 2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice*

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients until mixed thoroughly.
  3. Spread evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*To make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice, combine 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon cloves. This makes just enough for Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola.

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography