Pumpkin granola made without sugar

by purelytwins

Gluten-free, grain-free pumpkin granola recipe made without added sugar.


Happy Wednesday beauties!

Yesterday both Michelle and I filmed a workout with Madison as our cheerleader. Well, Michelle did a 15 minute core workout as I filmed a video about core reconditioning exercises to help strengthen my core post partum. Madison usually does pretty good at the start of us filming but then by the end she gets a bit fussy, so you will start to hear her more in our videos. The past 3 nights we have been sticking to our night time routine, which has been great. Madison is sleeping a little better each night. Although still is not liking bath time.

Any tips for making bath time better for her?

Michelle and I are excited to see many of you wanting to join us on our #sugarbreak challenge.  Some of you have asked what are the rules? There are no rules as we mentioned because we want it to be fun, not something that adds stress to your life. You decide what sugars to take a break from.  For us we are focusing more on things like maple, honey and little to no fruit. Today’s recipe fits in perfectly with this sugar break challenge. If you join us use the hashtag #sugarbreak #purelytwins.

Gluten-free, grain-free, no added sugar pumpkin granola recipe

Come join us in our kitchen to make pumpkin granola!

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I love making granola. Gary loves having granola with yogurt for breakfast. I normally make different versions of this granola recipe.

Now with fall here and pumpkin everywhere pumpkin granola was on my must-make lists. I am happy to report this recipe is just as good as any sugar coated granola!

How to make healthy pumpkin granola without sugar


As mentioned in the video, the pumpkin puree is the “sugar” for the recipe and being that pumpkin is soft this granola has a more soft texture to it.

When it first comes out of the oven it’s a little crispy.  The granola will get a bit softer over time, which is why this recipe makes just a little over a cup of granola. Perfect small batch of granola.

Double this granola and freeze it so you have it on hand.


Of course I added in some cacao nibs. You know I was addicted to cacao nibs during my pregnancy.

You can omit them or use chocolate chips. Yep a little chocolate for breakfast is okay here. 😉


Pumpkin granola made without sugar (gluten, grain, soy, and sugar free)

A healthy breakfast granola. Gluten-free grain-free sugar-free pumpkin granola made from real foods. Can be made nut-free. This granola is more soft than regular granola due to no sugar.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: a little over 1 cup of granola


  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 12 teaspoon cacao nibs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, liquid
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Stir together.
  4. Spread granola onto baking pan.
  5. Bake in oven for about 25 -30 minutes.
  6. *Can place in dehydrator for a raw granola
  7. Store in fridge or freezer.


Due to no sugar this granola is a bit soft. It will get softer over time.

Substitution ideas:

You can use any nut or seed combo that you like.

If you do not have pumpkin puree you can use any winter squash puree.

If you do not like stevia, feel free to use a little liquid sweetener you like. We would suggest around 3 tbsp or to taste.

the best gluten-free dairy-free pumpkin granola made without oats and sugar


Here is our original go-to granola recipe: *Note it does have sugar.

raw gluten free granola recipe made with coconut oil via purelytwins

Homemade raw gluten-free granola

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Do you like granola? If you make it homemade leave the link below!

How to you like to eat your granola?

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine November 5, 2014 - 11:13 am

Ha, I never add sugar to my granola! It is so not needed!

purelytwins November 5, 2014 - 1:58 pm


Sharyn@Twinosophy.com November 5, 2014 - 11:26 am

This recipe was exactly what I was looking for for my fall yogurt breakfasts. Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to make it.

purelytwins November 5, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Awesome let us know how you like it

Heather @ fit mama real food November 5, 2014 - 5:23 pm

I love homemade granola! It’s probably a good thing the batch is small, I always have trouble stocking to small amounts. There’s always that ‘just one more handful’ going on with granola. Pumpkin sounds delish!

purelytwins November 5, 2014 - 8:17 pm

yes one more handful 🙂

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 5, 2014 - 5:24 pm

I have a feeling I couldn’t be trusted alone with this… LOL!

purelytwins November 5, 2014 - 8:17 pm


Shamiek November 5, 2014 - 5:44 pm

This looks soo good! Haha this is gonna help a lot when I get a sweet tooth! Thanks

purelytwins November 5, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Thank you

Lisa November 5, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Oh my gosh! I’m so excited for this recipe! I love pumpkin and don’t love sugar, so it’s perfect hah.
And since I’m healing from a broken ankle my Doctor told me to eat lots of nuts! So it’s just the thing.

purelytwins November 5, 2014 - 9:57 pm

Nice! Hope you heal quickly!

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables November 5, 2014 - 10:17 pm

looks to die for!

Jojo @ Run Fast Eat Lots November 5, 2014 - 10:25 pm

I love to top my smoothies with granola and eat it with a spoon

purelytwins November 5, 2014 - 10:45 pm

mmm great idea

Sara S November 6, 2014 - 7:47 am

Could liquid stevia be used? If so, how much?
This recipe looks delicious, can’t wait to try it! I do miss granola

purelytwins November 6, 2014 - 9:03 am

Sara the recipe does use liquid stevia.

barb November 7, 2014 - 11:44 am

YUM! I like your idea of using pumpkin to keep it all together. I’ve also used an egg white successfully in that way, as well as applesauce.

MJ November 8, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Looks delicious! I’m curious have you ever made a granola recipe with no coconut? I have an allergy to coconut and am looking for a yummy granola recipe to make at home. Keep the delicious recipes coming!

purelytwins November 8, 2014 - 9:23 pm

We have not as we love coconut. But you could omit it.

Jennifer December 15, 2014 - 8:34 am

Do you have an idea of how to make this into a bar? I am looking for a way to make this, so that I can eat it in the car on the way to work.

purelytwins December 15, 2014 - 9:46 am

You could try adding in some more coconut oil and a nut butter to be the glue. Then set in fridge to get hard.


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