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Easy Autumn Granola Recipe

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Bring the flavors of fall to your breakfast with this Autumn Granola Recipe. Made with Great Grains cereal, this simple recipe is perfect as a grab n go breakfast or an afternoon snack!

Autumn Granola Recipe

I love the flavors of fall. Don’t you? I just happen to have a love affair with pumpkin and cranberry flavored goodies. Shhh. Don’t tell Ken. He has some pretty hefty competition when it comes to pumpkin flavored treats. When August rolls around each year, I start getting ready for the pumpkin goodies. I keep a small stash of pumpkin puree in my pantry. I’m ready for pumpkin before pumpkin even knows it!

Autumn Granola Recipe

You know what else I like? Cereal. You know what else I don’t always have time for? Cereal. My lack of affection for early mornings often results in me grabbing a piece of toast or a bagel for breakfast. Rarely do I eat at home. I usually enjoy my breakfast at my desk at work. Enjoy? I guess you could call it that. I’d much rather be enjoying my breakfast while still wearing my pajamas. But then there’s that thing called work that prevents that from happening Monday thru Friday.

The problem? Cereal withdrawals on a daily basis. The solution? Make granola out of cereal. Make a fantastic Autumn Granola Recipe! It’s the perfect grab n go breakfast!

Autumn Granola RecipeAutumn Granola Recipe

Recently I had the pleasure to try out the Post Great Grains Cereal. I’d never had this cereal before but it looked pretty tasty and it’s less processed than the typical cereal so I gave it a try. I’m glad I did. This cereal is good! I tried a little bowl of it Friday night and almost couldn’t stop eating it. I’ve been snacking on a little here and there since Friday. I had to make myself stop so I could ensure I had enough to make this granola. Good thing I have a little control, right?

Easy Autumn Granola Recipe

Easy Autumn Granola Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 C Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch Cereal
  • 1/4 C butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 C pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cereal, butterscotch chips, pecans, flax, pumpkin seeds and mix well.
  2. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup and coconut oil. Pour into the cereal mixture and mix well.
  3. Press into an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool completely and then break up into pieces.


I initially intended to make cereal bars but when I tried to cut the bars, the granola sorta crumbled apart. So voila. I have granola! This is a chewy granola rather than a crunchy granola.



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11 comments on “Easy Autumn Granola Recipe”

  1. I’ll be pinning this for sure Julie! I love making homemade granola. It’s so easy and so much more economical. Love this flavor!

  2. I love making homemade granola and it is always the best breakfasts! I’ve never used cereal in my granola before and what a great idea. Love all the fall flavors here :). Pinned!!

  3. This looks wonderful Julie! I love homemade granola and the cranberry and pumpkin sound so good in here :)Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. This granola looks so crunchy and yummy! I love that you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make this. I love making homemade granola, but it can get expensive buying all the ingredients.
    Fall is my favorite time of year so I’m all about eating those notorious Fall flavors.

  5. I believe home made granola, nothing beats that.
    That is awesome combination , the butter scotch sound delicious in it.

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