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Fall is my favorite time of year! A few of the reasons why include: cooler temperatures, beautiful colors, and pumpkins at the farmer’s markets. I’m a huge fan of all things pumpkin – I love decorating with them, carving them, and eating them!

Whether in savory dishes like Roasted Poblano and Pumpkin Chili, gluten-free baked treats like Pumpkin Cheddar Biscuits, or a sweet dessert like Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding, you can’t go wrong with pumpkin. And my Pumpkin and Spice Granola is no exception!

I first started experimenting with homemade granolas last year. I wanted a take-it-with-you snack that was a little more interesting then plain old nuts. Granola is a great vehicle for all different types of flavors and lends itself well to mixing in your favorite combinations of nuts, seeds, and fruits (and in this case pumpkin!). Plus it’s just as easy to make a big batch as it is to make a little one and it stores well in Mason jars.

Pumpkin and Spice Granola :: Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo / Primal // deliciousobsessions.comAs much as I enjoy this granola eaten straight from the jar, it also makes a delicious breakfast. Are you egg-free or a recovering cereal addict on a gluten-free diet? Pour some coconut milk or homemade almond milk over the granola and you will no longer be missing cereal or trying to figure out an egg-free breakfast!

I’m a huge proponent of soaking nuts before consuming to make them easier to digest. For more information on that process, you can see my tutorial here. With this recipe, it is essential that you soak the nuts before making the granola, so plan ahead and get the nuts in the salted water 8-12 hours before mixing the granola together.

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Pumpkin and Spice Granola :: Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Yield: Approx. 2 quarts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 20 hours 10 minutes

If you love granola and pumpkin spice, then you are going to adore this easy homemade, grain-free granola!



  1. Place the walnuts, almonds, and pepitas in a large glass bowl and add 1 Tablespoon of sea salt. Add enough filtered water to cover the nuts and seeds by about an inch. Stir to dissolve the salt. Cover the bowl and place out of your way for 8-12 hours.
  2. Drain the nuts and seeds and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear. Add the nuts and seeds to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (don't forget the 1/2 teaspoon sea salt) to the mixing bowl and stir to evenly combine.
  4. Spread the mixture onto dehydrator screens and set your dehydrator to 105 degrees.
  5. Dehydrate for 12-16 hours. The granola should be completely dried and crisp.
  6. Break it into small chunks and store in mason jars.
  7. If you do not have a dehydrator, you can use your oven. Spread the granola on parchment-lined baking sheets and place in the oven at the lowest temperature available (typically 170 F on most ovens). Check the granola every couple of hours and remove when it is completely dried and crisp. You may need to leave the door cracked slightly in order to cool the oven off a tad during dehydration. Do this if you notice things getting too brown, too fast.
  8. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 7g

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Want More Delicious Breakfast Cereal Recipes? Check These Out:

  • Grain-Free Strawberry Granola – Who else loves strawberries in their cereal? Now you can have the best of both worlds with these easy recipe. 
  • Morning Paleo “Oatmeal” – If you’ve been craving your morning oatmeal, but can’t tolerate the oats, give this morning “oatmeal” version a try! 
  • Apple “Muesli” – This recipe holds a special place in my heart because it was a recipe straight from my childhood. I can’t even count how many times my Mom would make this for me for a quick breakfast or snack.

Hey AIP Friends! Are You Struggling with Breakfasts?

I can help! I have done the AIP twice, once for 6 months and the next time for about 18 months and now a large number of my readers are also following the autoimmune protocol for their own healing. I have created a number of AIP compliant recipes for this site, and many can easily be modified to fit your AIP lifestyle.

During my time on the AIP I learned a lot, but breakfasts were, by far, the hardest meals for me to plan out. I was an eggs-for-breakfast kind of gal and turns out, I react to eggs so those for sure had to go. What’s a gal to do when she’s had her favorite go-to breakfast taken away?

Get creative!

Which is what I did, along with the help of 25 other amazing AIP bloggers who all used the AIP to help further along their healing. Together, we created the 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts eBook (one of the very first digital resources of its kind). The book was coordinated and designed by my friend, Eileen of Phoenix Helix website, and it quickly became a favorite resource in the AIP community!


  • A paleo autoimmune protocol cookbook that is aligned with The Paleo Approach
  • A resource for reversing autoimmune disease
  • The work of 26 AIP bloggers who have used the AIP to improve their own health.
  • 85 curated breakfast recipes from the best of the AIP blogs, including 33 completely new recipes never published before!
  • Over half of the recipes can easily be modified for low-FODMAP, GAPS/SCD, low-histamine, and coconut-free diets using the handy substitution charts included in the book.


  • Delicious beverages like Rooibos “Latte”, Vanilla “Cappuccino”, Smoothies, Liver & Kidney Detox drink, and more!
  • Breakfast bowls like Creamy Grain-Free “Porridge”, Roasted Cinnamon Pear “Oatmeal”, Biscuits & Gravy, Cranachan, and more!
  • Breakfast skillets like Sweet Potato Beef Curry, Rabbit Sweet Potato Hash, Bacon & Veggie Fry-Up, Liver & Mushroom Stir-fry, Zucchini Apple Hash, and more!
  • Soups (yes! You can eat soup for breakfast) like Greek Gyro Soup, Carrot Ginger Halibut Soup, Fragrant Herb & Coconut Chicken Soup, Offal (but now awful!) Stew, and more!
  • Patties like Apple Pie Pork Patties, Ginger Green Onion Patties, Perfect Breakfast Sausage, Tuna Cakes with Green Olives, Cranberry Maple Chicken Patties, and more!
  • Pancakes (yum!) like Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes, Spinach Plantain Pancakes, Fig & Citrus Hand Pies, Plantain Waffles, Cinnamon Crumb Cakes, and more!

Regardless of whether you are just starting out on the AIP or you’re already into the program, this cookbook is the perfect addition to your kitchen. Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to deliciousness every morning! Learn more here and download your copy today (it would make a great gift for a loved one too!) by clicking on this link here, or on the image below.

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