Homemade Spiced Granola

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Make your kitchen smell like Christmas morning with this delicious homemade granola spiced with cinnamon, clove, ginger and cardamom. All you need is rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, a little drizzle of maple syrup and oil and the spices.

homemade spiced granola

Are you as ready for fall as I am? Enough with the thunderstorms and the mosquito bites, I want to hike through golden aspen forests and drink salted caramel mochas. So it won’t surprise you that I simply couldn’t wait any longer to perfume my kitchen with baked cinnamon, clove, ginger and cardamom and made this crunchy and sweet spiced granola. It is delicious with berries, apples, pears and plain yogurt, or even by itself.

How to make homemade spiced granola:

If you think homemade granola is too much work I can assure you that’s not the case. This recipe couldn’t be any easier, you just add 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds3/4 cup rolled oats and 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes to a bowl along with your fall spices (1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground clove, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom).

how to make homemade spiced granola step by step

Mix in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1.5 tablespoons maple syrup.

how to make homemade spiced granola step by step

Spread the mix out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake 250 degrees F. for 1 hour.

how to make homemade spiced granola step by step

The granola doesn’t stick to the baking sheet so cleanup is a breeze too!

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Homemade Spiced Granola

Make your kitchen smell like Christmas morning with this delicious homemade granola spiced with cinnamon, clove, ginger and cardamom.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade granola, homemade spiced granola
Servings: 4
Calories: 160kcal


  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons maple syrup


  • Heat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Mix pumpkin seeds, oats, coconut flakes, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and cardamom together in a bowl.
  • Add the oil and the maple syrup and mix well.
  • Spread the mix out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
  • Let cool.


Calories: 160kcal

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    • Nicole B. says:

      This stuff works great as a snack indeed! I’ve been following your beautiful instagram feed, looks like you’re having a great holiday. :)

  1. Traci | Vanilla And Bean says:

    I’m with you, Nicole! I’m ready for Fall… cool walks, short days, the color of Fall in all it’s beauty.. and sippin on hot Latte’s to stay warm… all YES! I love granola year round, so the flavors you’ve incorporated here are just what I crave. Your styling is beautiful, for sure and the yogurt and berries provide a nice contrast to the granola. Beautiful and thank you for your styling notes. I always learn something new from you!

  2. Kevin | KevinIsCooking says:

    Stunning, really it’s almost too pretty to scoop up! I also love your cardamom addition!

    Yogurt, granola (homemade nonetheless!) and fruit are a great trio of taste and textures. One of my favorite evening snacks. :)

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you, Kevin! It did make a great snack indeed. I loved the cardamom too and I have a feeling that I have only scratched the surface of this beautiful spice, I’m going to have to experiment much more with it. :)

  3. Kennedy Cole| KCole's Creative Corner says:

    Oh! This granola looks soooo divine! I could totally dig into a big bowl of this, right now! The addition of all of those different spices looks so flavorful, and I definitely need to try this soon! Thanks for sharing, Nicole! :D

  4. Nagi@RecipeTinEats says:

    Oh wow. This is how to make granola gourmet! I love it. I would totally grab spoonfuls of it too, straight out of the jar! Easy to do with homemade granola, never do it with store bought (well, I never buy granola!) :)

    • Nicole B. says:

      Ooooh, gourmet granola, that’s what I should have named this. Would also be a good blog name, The Granola Gourmet. :)

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you so much, Mary Ann! This granola does make a good snack indeed, I kept grabbing a spoonful every time I went past the bowl. Hope you’re having a great weekend. :)

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