It’s Pumpkin Season. Enter pumpkin spice granola. This is the perfect fertility-friendly recipe for those who are trying to conceive. The combination of warming spices and oats helps nourish the body and promote flow to the uterus.

How do I serve up my pumpkin spice granola?

I add lots of blueberries and steamed soy milk for a complete breakfast. This winning combo of fibre and protein keeps me fuelled all morning long.

Is soy bad for me?

I get asked ALL THE TIME, is soy bad for me? Nope! In fact, soy in moderation has been shown to boost fertility and is beneficial for hormone balance. I get into more details about the soy debate in my book My PCOS Pregnancy

Pumpkin Spice Granola


  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats (or more oats)
  • 1 1/4 cups raw walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Mix the oats, buckwheat, nuts, seeds, dates, spices and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix oil, maple syrup and pumpkin puree in a separate small bowl. Pour over the dry ingredients.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.
  5. Let cool and store in the fridge.