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Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Granola

This delicious granola originally used puffed quinoa instead of oats, however, it is difficult to find in stores and often has to be ordered online.  It can be puffed at home, but again, that can be quite tricky.  If you are able to find/ make puffed quinoa, use it in place of the oats.  If you cannot find it, then you will still be delighted with this granola.  It is great sprinkled on dairy free yogurt or served as cereal, using unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Granola

Author/Source:  adapted from Delicious as it Looks

mindy @ Onceamonthmom.com


  • 2 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1.5 Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.  Using parchment paper, line a large rimmed cookie sheet or a shallow baking dish.  Toss the puffed rice, oats, almonds and pepitas in a large bowl.  Mix the sugar and water together in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.   Stir in the oil, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.   Pour the liquid over the puffed rice mixture and stir well.   Spread mixture onto prepared cookie sheet, trying to arrange in a single layer.  Bake for 2.5 hours or until granola is dry to touch.   Cool completely.   Serve in a bowl, topped with unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Freezing Directions:

Follow directions above and cool completely.  Place in indicated number of gallon storage bags, seal, label and freeze.  TO SERVE:  Thaw on countertop.  Place 1/2 cup granola in a bowl and top with unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Servings:  8

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

3 Responses to “Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Granola”

  1. Margaret Howell says:

    Once it’s thawed, can you leave it out or does it need refrigerated? And then, how long will it keep?
    thanks :)

    • mindy says:

      Yes, you can leave it out. You can actually store it in an airtight container in the pantry if you would prefer. Enjoy!

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