Pumpkin Spice Granola Cups | Halloween Recipe

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Granola cups are a fun, easy, healthy treat! These have a cozy pumpkin spice flavor and are topped with our favorite yogurt. Add some Halloween faces and it’ll be a hit!

Spooky Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Granola Cups for Halloween
Spooky Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Granola Cups for Halloween

I don’t know what the exact magic is, but you put a face made out of food on a plate and kids absolutely lose their mind for it.

Henry was so excited for me to finish photographing these little yogurt granola cups, and he made sure I knew he had dibs on one of the monsters so he could devour it.

They’re a great complement to our creepy Halloween bagels for another healthy fall treat.

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Spooky Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Granola Cups for Halloween

Granola Cups for Snack

These are a super fun Halloween snack, and would be perfect for a play date, a party, or a school function.

You can make the granola cups ahead of time and then fill them with your favorite yogurt, and top them off with some silly monsters or ghosts for Halloween.

You could also fill them with other things! Try using the granola cups as mini healthy pie crusts and bake your favorite pie filling in them.

Or just fill with fruit, peanut butter, chocolate — whatever you like!

Spooky Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Granola Cups for Halloween

Pumpkin Spice Granola Cups Recipe

Granola Cups

  • 3¼ cups traditional rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped almonds (or your nut of choice)

Toppings

Spooky Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Granola Cups for Halloween

How to Make Granola Cups

  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Spray two muffin tins with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg until thoroughly mixed. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey, and vanilla. Whisk the wet ingredients together until thoroughly mixed and the honey is smooth. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until even.
  3. Gently fold in the almonds until combined. Spoon 1/4 cup of the mixture into each cup on your muffin tin. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press the mixture into the tin, creating a cup shape out of the granola. You’ll want to pack the granola cups as firmly as possible.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden. The granola cups should be firm and spongy to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing them from the muffin tin. Allow to fully cool.
Spooky Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Granola Cups for Halloween

Adding Yogurt to Pumpkin Spice Granola Cups

Now that you’ve got your cups, you can fill them up!

We made our granola cups ahead of time and filled them for snacks the next day.

I love a yogurt with fall flavors like Maple, Pumpkin, or Apple.

You could also use a simple vanilla and add a little sprinkle of cinnamon.

It’s also a good idea to use a yogurt that’s thick and creamy. The consistency holds up well in the granola cups and provides a nice base if you’re adding toppings.

Spooky Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Granola Cups for Halloween

Add Silly Faces to Your Recipe

Next start planning the toppings for the granola cups!

We used sliced bananas with tiny chocolate chips to make ghosts. We also made silly monster faces using sliced grapes or bananas with chocolate chips for eyes, and jagged slices of avocado for toothy mouths.

But use your imagination! The sky is the limit, and you could even have your kiddos get in on the face-making action with their own fun ideas.

Once the yogurt and toppings are added to the granola cups, these are best enjoyed right away!

If you bake the cups ahead of time, they’ll store well in an airtight container for up to a week. Have fun, and enjoy! xoxo

Spooky Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Granola Cups for Halloween

Pumpkin Spice Granola Cups

Yield: 24 Granola Cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Granola cups are a fun way to snack!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 c light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 c applesauce
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c chopped almonds (or your nut of choice)

Instructions

    Spooky Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Granola Cups for Halloween

    1. Preheat your oven to 350. Spray two muffin tins with nonstick spray and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg until thoroughly mixed. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey, and vanilla. Whisk the wet ingredients together until thoroughly mixed and the honey is smooth. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until even.
    3. Gently fold in the almonds until combined. Spoon 1/4 cup of the mixture into each cup on your muffin tin. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press the mixture into the tin, creating a cup shape out of the granola. You’ll want to pack the granola cups as firmly as possible.
    4. Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden. The granola cups should be firm and spongy to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing them from the muffin tin. Allow to fully cool.

Notes

Next start planning the toppings for the granola cups! We used sliced bananas with tiny chocolate chips to make ghosts.

We also made silly monster faces using sliced grapes or bananas with chocolate chips for eyes, and jagged slices of avocado for toothy mouths.

But use your imagination! The sky is the limit, and you could even have your kiddos get in on the face-making action with their own fun ideas.

Once the yogurt and toppings are added to the granola cups, these are best enjoyed right away! If you bake the cups ahead of time, they'll store well in an airtight container for up to a week. Have fun, and enjoy! xoxo

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