Make these gluten-free Pumpkin Spice Granola Parfaits for a hearty breakfast that is both gluten and dairy-free. Whether you make this pumpkin granola alone or layer it in a parfait, I think you’ll enjoy it as a nice fall gluten-free breakfast.
Everywhere I turn, I’m seeing Pumpkin Spice recipes or drinks for sale. I’m not one of those people that loves ALL things pumpkin, but I do enjoy a few really good gluten-free pumpkin recipes every fall, like my gluten-free pumpkin muffins.
When I was thinking about a new flavor of granola for my next recipe, I thought pumpkin spice granola would be one many would enjoy. Honestly though, I wasn’t expecting to love it myself, and actually sent out some texts to some friends to be taste-testers for me. Well, I was totally wrong. My “try-me” bite turned into another bite and another bite, etc. I really liked it!
My hubby and kids all tried this gluten-free pumpkin granola and loved it too. My kids have been enjoying it plain for snacking or in a bowl with milk, but my husband and I tried it out in these dairy-free parfaits and thought they were so good!
After doing my reader survey, I can see that about 20% of my readers are wanting me to post more recipes that are dairy-free. So I made sure to make this easy pumpkin granola dairy-free too and to layer it in the parfait with a dairy-free yogurt alternative.
I thought that a pumpkin spice granola should have some pumpkin seeds, called pepitas, if you didn’t know (my husband didn’t!) so I added those in for extra crunch, flavor and protein.
Ingredients for this gluten-free pumpkin granola parfait recipe:
- This granola is gluten-free of course, using certified gluten-free oats.
- I used coconut oil to keep it dairy-free as well. I couldn’t taste any coconut flavor from the oil, in case you are wondering! I think you could successfully substitute with corn, canola, or vegetable oil if you preferred.
- Instead of going out and buying a pumpkin spice blend, I used individual spices. You could replace the individual spices here with store bought pumpkin pie spice or make this pumpkin spice recipe of your own.
- Pepitas: I buy mine from nuts.com as they have certified gluten-free pepitas available both as raw pepitas here and roasted pepitas here.
- Almonds: I used these chopped almonds from the same place, again certified gluten-free. Sometimes I use their slivered almonds instead.
You could definitely make up a few of these yogurt granola parfaits at night and put lids on them so everyone can grab one on the way out the door in the morning.
Many of the same ingredients I used in these granola parfaits can be used in this pumpkin spice caramel corn! Or you can use many of the same ingredients in this gluten-free paleo pumpkin bread with coconut flour.
My Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe was made by combining my Gluten-free Vanilla Almond Granola recipe with these recipes from fellow bloggers Minimalist Baker’s pumpkin maple pecan granola and Eat, Live, Run’s pumpkin crunch granola.
Gluten-free Pumpkin Spice Granola Parfaits Recipe:
You can use no-shell raw pepitas or roasted pepitas. If using raw pepitas, add at the very beginning of the recipe, with the other dry ingredients. If using already roasted pepitas, add halfway through the baking time, when you pull the granola out to stir it. See blog post for more information on ingredients used. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Pumpkin Spice Granola:
Let me know if you try this Pumpkin Spice Granola! I’d love to hear what you think!
You can use no-shell raw pepitas or roasted pepitas. If using raw pepitas, add at the very beginning of the recipe, with the other dry ingredients. If using already roasted pepitas, add halfway through the baking time, when you pull the granola out to stir it.
See blog post for more information on ingredients used.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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