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Maple Pecan Granola

August 10, 2016 (Last Updated: April 27, 2020)

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Simple Granola made with old fashioned oatmeal,  pecans, and maple syrup. This tasty granola is perfect eating as a cereal, sprinkled over yogurt or use in baking. 

A bowlful of granola topped with fresh raspberries.

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. I don’t know if I’ve ever skipped breakfast. I just don’t function well without something in my belly.  This maple pecan granola is my new favorite way to start the day.

Granola spilled onto a table top.

This granola will also be a going back to school staple for me. I need to have snacks available for quick eating. Sometimes I don’t have time for lunch so I keep quick eating foods in my office to grab when I have a few minutes.

This granola plus yogurt stocked in the fridge equals a healthy choice for me. 

What if I don’t have pecans?

Not a problem! You can substitute just about any nut – walnuts, cashews, almonds. You can also leave the nuts out altogether. 

Glass canning jars filled with granola with pecans.

Tips for Making Granola

  • Use Old Fashioned Oatmeal, or thick Oats. It is a bit thicker and heartier than quick cooking versions.
  • Use a large bowl to combine all ingredients
  • Cook at a low temperature 
  • Stir granola every 15 minutes to avoid burning
  • Let fully cool before storing
  • Store granola in glass containers or in an airtight container.

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A blue and white bowl filled with granola topped with fresh raspberries.

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Maple Pecan Granola

Kathy
Homemade granola flavored with maple syrup.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 cups
Calories 291 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Pour oats and pecans into a large bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, add oil and maple syrup.
  • Microwave syrup mixture for 30-45 seconds, just until warmed.
  • Pour syrup mixture over oats.
  • Stir oats.
  • Pour oats onto a large greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 300 degrees for 45-60 minutes stirring every 15 minutes.

Notes

Tips for Making Granola

  • Use Old Fashioned Oatmeal, or thick Oats. It is a bit thicker and heartier than quick cooking versions.
  • Use a large bowl to combine all ingredients
  • Cook at a low temperature 
  • Stir granola every 15 minutes to avoid burning
  • Let fully cool before storing
  • Store granola in glass containers or in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Granola with pecans, granonla with maple syrup, homemade granola
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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Fred G
    April 29, 2019 at 8:37 am

    5 stars
    Great combo of ingredients for a breakfast

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 29, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      I love granola on yogurt and this is one of my favorites!

  • Reply
    mira
    August 14, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Looks so good ! Love granola! Pinned to try it!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 15, 2016 at 6:22 am

      It disappears fast! Next time I am going to make a double batch.

  • Reply
    Katie Crenshaw
    August 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    5 stars
    Kathy, I just had a friend that was asking for a good granola recipe. I will share this with her. It looks lovely. I am loving the ingredient combination. Maple syrup…. YUM!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 15, 2016 at 6:24 am

      Thanks! I hope she loves it 🙂

  • Reply
    Miriam - londonkitchendiaries.com
    August 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Breakfast is also my favourite meal of the day – I could have it three times a day 🙂 The maple and pecan combinations sounds delicious ♡

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 13, 2016 at 8:38 am

      Thanks, Miriam! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    August 12, 2016 at 4:10 am

    I am right there with you on breakfast…it HAS to happen. And this granola looks breakfast-time-perfect. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 12, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Yep! Quick, easy, delicious and filling!

  • Reply
    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    August 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I think I inherited my maple and pecan taste buds from my grandma! I love it. Okay, usually it’s in chocolate but I love the idea of making in granola form. And I’m with you, my belly wants breakfast and it better be good or I won’t be motivated to do anything else. And this for breakfast? Super yummy.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 12, 2016 at 8:29 am

      A little chocolate always makes things even more delicious 🙂

  • Reply
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    August 11, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    5 stars
    I love breakfast too! Sometimes I get busy and forget to eat, then I start feeling really bad with no energy and headaches. Eating this granola with yogurt and fresh fruit must be heaven 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 12, 2016 at 8:28 am

      That’s why I keep a stash at work too….you never know when you need a healthy pick-me-up.

  • Reply
    Ashley
    August 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Maple + pecan is one of my favorite combos! And in homemade granola? Even better! I need to have breakfast too – otherwise I get haaangry and grumpy and just all around not pleasant! haha

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 12, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Maple and pecans just go perfectly together!

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