Simple Granola made with old fashioned oatmeal, pecans, and maple syrup
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.
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.
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.
Other Great Breakfast Recipes
Homemade granola flavored with maple syrup.
- 4 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 1/2 cups pecans chopped
- 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 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.