Maple Pecan Granola

Maple Pecan Granola

Granola is so versatile and so simple to make, once you make this real food recipe you may never go back to the store bought version! With just 8 simple ingredients, this maple pecan granola is a delicious addition to your breakfast, snack, or dessert. Give it a try today.

Maple Pecan Granola

Maple Pecan Granola | www.erinharner.com

Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Yield: about 7 cups

Ingredients:
5 cups rolled oats (certified GF if needed)
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, pecans, coconut, cinnamon, and sea salt.
  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt coconut oil then add maple syrup and vanilla extract. Pour over oat mixture then stir to combine.
  4. Pour granola mixture in a thick layer onto baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Stir gently, rotate pan 180 degrees, and bake for an additional 25 to 35 minutes or until granola is a light golden brown. Remove baking sheet from oven and allow granola to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Notes:

  • There are so many variations for this granola- don’t be afraid to mix up the recipe and make it your own.
  • This granola is so delicious for so many different applications like:
    • Sprinkled over yogurt with fresh or frozen berries.
    • Sprinkled over vanilla ice cream.
    • Used as the topping for fruit crisp when you’re in a hurry or camping!
    • Used to add some crunch and extra nutrition and sweetness to a bowl of cereal or oatmeal.
    • Topped with berries and your milk of choice for breakfast, dessert, or a real food snack.

Love it? Have a question? Leave a comment below.