Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark, made at home! This chocolate-y, vegan, & gluten-free recipe tastes store bought but is easily made at home. Full of heart-healthy nuts nuts and oats, it’s great homemade autumn snack.
Homemade Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark
Recipe inspiration comes for me in a variety of places. Sometimes I’ll see recipes online that I want to vegan-ize, or I’ll brainstorm some nostalgic childhood classics in a plant-based way. Even eating at restaurants can spark new ideas. Often times, the easiest source of inspiration is the grocery store.
If you’ve ever gone to a Trader Joe’s, you know they are famous for a wide selection of ready-made foods. While they carry many types of produce and other goods, their snacks and treats are what seem to make up the bulk of their profits, for good reason. This seasonal treat, pumpkin spice granola bark, caught my eye.
At this time of year (in many stores) pumpkin is everywhere. In pasta sauce, cookies, coffees, ice cream, drinks, breads, cakes, and more. I love granola and thoughI do not normally like a chocolate/pumpkin combination, I wanted to give this one a try. I am happy I did, but knew a homemade version could be just as delicious. Pumpkin seeds have 12 grams of protein per cup, making them a wonderful addition to any snack or sweet treat!
What Ingredients Are Needed for Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark?
- Oatmeal – for the main granola base
- Maple syrup & sugar – for sweetness of course
- Nuts & seeds – for staying power and protein
- Neutral oil- to bind (you can also use applesauce)
- Pumpkin puree & pumpkin spice – for a classic fall flavor
How to make Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark
- First, you’ll mix the dry ingredients of oats, nuts, sugar, spices, and salt
- Then, you’ll make a wet mixture of pumpkin, oil, and maple syrup.
- After combining wet and dry, you’ll bake the mixture in one layer on a baking sheet at 350 degrees F. Unlike conventional granola, you’ll want this to be all in one piece (no stirring into clumps).
- After about 30 minutes, you’ll remove the bark from the oven and let it cool completely. Once cool, you’ll top with melted chocolate and more pumpkin seeds!
I hope you love this recipe! If you’re looking for more Trader Joe’s-inspired treats, try these Rosemary Spiced Nuts next!Print
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