Delicious and Easy-to-Make Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars Recipe for a Healthy Snack

Welcome to the Delicious World of Keto Snacking!

Are you craving something sweet, spicy, and satisfyingly crunchy, yet keto-friendly? Look no further! Our Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars are your ticket to a guilt-free indulgence that fits perfectly into your low-carb lifestyle. These bars are not just a treat; they’re a nutritious powerhouse that will keep you energized and content throughout your busy day.

With the arrival of pumpkin spice season, it’s hard not to get tempted by all the sugary snacks. But who says you can’t join in the fun while sticking to your keto goals? Our granola bars are designed to offer you the flavors of fall without the carb overload. They’re perfect for a quick keto breakfast, a convenient snack on-the-go, or a post-dinner delight.

Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

The Story Behind These Keto-Friendly Delights

As a passionate keto diet follower, I’m always experimenting with ways to transform traditional favorites into keto-approved versions. The inspiration for these Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars came from my love for the cozy flavors of pumpkin spice paired with the need for a portable snack that wouldn’t kick me out of ketosis.

Each ingredient has been carefully chosen to create a snack that’s not only low in carbs but also rich in healthy fats and protein. Almonds and pumpkin seeds provide a satisfying crunch, while the flaxseed meal and chia seeds add a boost of fiber. The pumpkin puree and a blend of pumpkin pie spices bring in the classic fall flavors without the sugar spike.

These bars are a testament to the versatility of keto cooking, proving that you can enjoy your favorite seasonal treats while maintaining a healthy diet. They’re a perfect example of how a low-carb diet doesn’t have to be restrictive but can be deliciously rewarding.

Ingredients for Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

Mastering the Method for Perfect Keto Granola Bars

Creating the perfect keto granola bar is an art and a science. The key is to balance the wet and dry ingredients to ensure that the bars hold together without being too crumbly or too sticky. Here’s how to achieve that perfect texture:

Tip 1: When pulsing the almonds, aim for a coarse chop. This will give your bars a better structure and bite. If you process them too much, you’ll end up with almond flour, which can make the bars too dense.

Tip 2: Pressing the mixture firmly into the pan is crucial. Use the back of a measuring cup or the palm of your hand to create an even, compact layer. This will help the bars stick together and prevent them from falling apart when you cut them.

Tip 3: Patience is key when it comes to cooling. If you try to cut the bars before they’ve completely cooled, they may crumble. Let them sit until they’re at room temperature, or pop them in the fridge to speed up the process.

Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars Ready to Eat

Variation 1: Chocolate Chip Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

For those who can’t resist a bit of chocolate, stir in a handful of sugar-free chocolate chips into the mixture before pressing it into the pan. The chocolate adds a rich flavor that complements the pumpkin spice beautifully.

Variation 2: Nutty Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

If you’re a fan of nuts, try adding chopped pecans or walnuts for an extra crunch. Nuts are a great source of healthy fats and make these bars even more satiating.

Variation 3: Protein-Packed Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

To boost the protein content, you can mix in a scoop of your favorite keto-friendly protein powder. This is a great option for post-workout snacking or for those looking to increase their protein intake.

Substitutions for Your Keto Granola Bars

Whether you have dietary restrictions or simply ran out of an ingredient, here are some keto-friendly substitutions that you can use:

Substitution 1: If you’re dairy-free, you can replace the butter with coconut oil. This will maintain the richness of the bars while keeping them dairy-free.

Substitution 2: For a nut-free version, you can substitute the almonds with seeds like pepitas or additional sunflower seeds. This will keep the bars allergen-friendly while still delicious.

Substitution 3: If you don’t have sugar-free maple syrup, you can use a keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol or monk fruit sweetener mixed with a bit of water to achieve a similar consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
Can I freeze these granola bars? Yes, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. Just make sure to wrap them individually for easy snacking.
How can I prevent the bars from being too crumbly? Ensure you press the mixture firmly into the pan and let the bars cool completely before cutting.
Can I use honey instead of sugar-free maple syrup? Honey is not keto-friendly due to its high sugar content. Stick to sugar-free syrups or keto sweeteners.
What can I use instead of pumpkin pie spice? You can make your own blend using cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice.
Are these bars crunchy or chewy? They are a delightful mix of both, with a crunchy exterior and a slightly chewy center.


Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

These Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars are the perfect low-carb treat to satisfy your fall cravings. Packed with a mix of nuts and seeds, and infused with the warming flavors of pumpkin spice, they are both nutritious and delicious. They are perfect for a quick breakfast, a convenient snack, or a healthy dessert option.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Bars
Calories 140 kcal


  • Food processor
  • 8x8 inch (20x20 cm) baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 cup almonds 143g / 5 ounces
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds 64g / 2.25 ounces
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds 34g / 1.2 ounces
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 20g / 0.7 ounces
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal 30g / 1 ounce
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds 24g / 0.85 ounces
  • cup pumpkin puree 75g / 2.65 ounces
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted 57g / 2 ounces
  • ¼ cup sugar-free maple syrup 60ml
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5ml
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line an 8x8 inch (20x20 cm) baking pan with parchment paper, allowing some overhang for easy removal of the bars.
  • In a food processor, pulse the almonds until they are broken into small pieces but not fully ground.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the pulsed almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, flaxseed meal, and chia seeds.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, melted butter, sugar-free maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until everything is well coated.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan and press down firmly into an even layer. You can use the bottom of a measuring cup to help press the mixture down.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, use the overhanging parchment paper to lift out the granola slab and transfer it to a cutting board.
  • Cut into 12 bars and store in an airtight container.


These bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week, or refrigerated for longer shelf life.
Feel free to add a handful of sugar-free chocolate chips or a drizzle of dark chocolate on top for an extra treat.
Ensure the bars have cooled completely before cutting to maintain their shape and prevent crumbling.


Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 5gFat: 12gFiber: 4gNet Carbs: 4g
Keyword keto breakfast, Keto Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars, keto snacks, Low Carb Granola Bars, Pumpkin Spice
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