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Autumn Granola Bowl

This granola bowl is filled with pumpkin puree, oat milk, nuts, seeds, maple syrup, pumpkin spice and the crunchiest granola. Basically it is fall or Autumn in a bowl. Making for a hearty and healthy breakfast option. 

Everyone must have a granola bowl that they love. This one is that for me. Apart form the fact that I love granola in general I personally love this bowl as my breakfast on most mornings in Fall/Autumn. It is filled with comfort and flavor that works for anyone and everyone. You need a few points sorted in order to get this recipe right. It doesn’t demand much but I love the combination of everything together. Not to mention it is vegan, wholesome and healthy. 

To make this delicious bowl, you NEED the best granola you can get your hands on. You can find my homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe here. It is hands down one of the best Granola recipes I have made or eaten for that matter and I am not generous with my compliments on my own recipes. If you don’t want to make this (I don’t know why you would do that) you can use which ever granola box you prefer and sprinkle some Pumpkin spice on it. You can find my Pumpkin spice blend recipe here. 

I love using a combination of pecans, walnuts, cashews, almonds and peanuts in my granola bowl but you can use any nuts you like. My Pumpkin spice granola has all these nuts so I don’t add any extra nuts or seeds as I also add pumpkin seeds into the mixture. I do add chia seeds and you can add some flaxseeds if you like. You can add them separately if you like. I also love using chopped up dates in my bowl. You could use apricots or golden raisins if you like but dates work super here. 

I’ve used oat milk as the base but any milk of your choice works fine. We had got a few pumpkins recently and I made a huge batch of pumpkin puree for many recipes so the puree I’ve used here is homemade but you can use canned. When using canned keep in mind the mixture usually contains a lot of liquid so you might need less milk than necessary to get the desired consistency. Ideally you want to add a little maple syrup into the milk mixture or drizzle some over the top. My granola has maple in it hence I didn’t add any. 

A great addition to this recipe is fresh fruit. I love blueberries and bananas in my granola bowl but this recipe works perfect with some tart fruit since the milk and the granola are sweet, the balance is good. You can use any fresh fruit you like or have at home but this combination is the bomb. I promise you. Another delicious layer of flavor is nut butter. I have added tahini (sesame seed paste) into this very recipe and it was perfect. I would drizzle it over the top of the bowl or stir it into my milk and pumpkin mixture. I didn’t add any in my bowl as the granola has peanut butter in it. 

You can dust the top with cinnamon powder if you like, I personally love it. Once the granola is plated, please don’t waste time, start eating it as the granola will get soggy and soft. You can use warm milk or cold – I don’t judge either. Somedays I like it hot while others I love it cold. If you were making this for a large crowd, double or triple the recipe – get the milk mixture ready, the fresh and dried fruit ready and the additions like nut butter, maple, seeds, nuts etc. When ready to plate everything is ready to go which makes it easier. 

Enough talk about granola, let us make some breakfast! Happy Eating Ninjas!

Autumn Granola Bowl

This granola bowl is filled with pumpkin puree, oat milk, nuts, seeds, maple syrup pumpkin spice and the crunchiest granola. Basically it is fall in a bowl. Making for a hearty and healthy breakfast option.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Appetizer, Snack, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Bowl

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Serving bowl
  • Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Oat milk
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin spice granola*
  • 1 tsp Chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp Dates chopped
  • 3 tbsp Fresh blueberries

Optional

  • Dusting of cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Mix the pumpkin puree and milk together until smooth.
  • In a bowl add the granola on one side. Sprinkle over the chia seeds, dates and blueberries.
  • Pour the milk mixture on the other side. Dust with cinnamon powder
  • Serve

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