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Maple Pecan Granola

August 10, 2016 (Last Updated: March 4, 2019)

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Simple Granola made with old fashioned oatmeal,  pecans, and maple syrup

A bowlful of Maple Pecan 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.

Start your day off on the right foot with this maple pecan granola.

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. 

Maple Pecan Granola in glass jars.

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

Maple Pecan Granola is perfect for breakfast or as a snack. This granola is slightly sweetened from the maple syrup. #granola #pecans

5 from 4 votes
Start your day out with this healthy maple pecan granola
Maple Pecan Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Homemade granola flavored with maple syrup.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granola with pecans, granonla with maple syrup, homemade granola
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 581 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 4 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  1. Pour oats and pecans into a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, add oil and maple syrup.
  3. Microwave syrup mixture for 30-45 seconds, just until warmed.
  4. Pour syrup mixture over oats.
  5. Stir oats.
  6. Pour oats onto a large greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 300 degrees for 45-60 minutes stirring every 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Maple Pecan Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 404mg12%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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

    5 stars
    Great combo of ingredients for a breakfast

    • Reply
      April 29, 2019 at 5:34 pm

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

  • Reply
    August 14, 2016 at 9:19 pm

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

    • Reply
      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
      August 15, 2016 at 6:24 am

      Thanks! I hope she loves it 🙂

  • Reply
    Miriam -
    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
      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
      August 12, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Yep! Quick, easy, delicious and filling!

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    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
      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
      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
    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
      August 12, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Maple and pecans just go perfectly together!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    August 11, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Breakfast are my favorite meals too! And what can be a good strat other than the homemade granola? This maple pecan granola is so yummy and full of energy we need to start a day! Wish you a lovely weekend. 🙂

    • Reply
      August 12, 2016 at 8:27 am

      It is a great way to start the day!

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    August 11, 2016 at 8:21 am

    So simple and so delicious! I love anything with maple syrup, we go through quite a bit of it, buy it by the gallon in Vermont. I’ll have to make a few big batches of this – I’d so much rather feed this to my family than boxed cereal. Cheers to a great recipe, Kathy! And have a super weekend too.

    • Reply
      August 12, 2016 at 8:26 am

      I wish I had access to Vermont syrup! The taste must be amazing!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    August 11, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I can’t function period without breakfast… okay that’s a lie. I’m sure I can function, but not without being seriously grumpy! Breakfast for me is a must, and this granola looks like the perfect way to start the day! Loving the maple and pecan combo! I could use a jar of this right about now! Cheers, Kathy!

    • Reply
      August 12, 2016 at 8:25 am

      This granola is needed to avoid the grumpiness factor! 🙂

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    August 11, 2016 at 5:08 am

    This sounds like the granola that we eat almost every weekday morning! I love a good bowl of granola…and the maple + pecans in this one are the perfect flavor combo. We like adding a handful of shredded coconut in ours…the toasted coconut adds a fun new flavor to the lineup. Thanks for sharing your version, Kathy!

    • Reply
      August 11, 2016 at 6:03 am

      Shredded coconut sounds like a great idea! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    August 10, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    5 stars
    Homemade granola is the best. This looks so beautiful and delicious!

    • Reply
      August 11, 2016 at 6:14 am

      Sometimes I like a lot of stuff in my granola and sometimes plain and simple is the best!

  • Reply
    August 10, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Homemade granola is the best!! Thank you, Kathy, for this quick, delicious, wholesome snack idea!

    • Reply
      August 11, 2016 at 6:17 am

      You betcha! 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    August 10, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I love granola for breakfast Kathy! Right out of the container or on top of some yogurt! Adding this one to my list!

    • Reply
      August 11, 2016 at 6:18 am

      My kids are forever pouring the granola right into their hands and then munching on it. I guess I can’t complain that this is what they are choosing to snack on!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    August 10, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, too! I just cannot skip breakfast. Love that you made your own granola, with oats, pecans, so good and good for you, and maple syrup. Yum!

    • Reply
      August 11, 2016 at 6:53 am

      The maple syrup does make it extra yummy!

  • Reply
    August 10, 2016 at 8:35 am

    There is nothing like homemade granola. I swear I could eat it any time during the day. I’d have a bowl of this for supper. I looks so good!

    • Reply
      August 11, 2016 at 7:00 am

      There’s nothing wrong with eating this for supper! 🙂

  • Reply
    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    August 10, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I never miss breakfast either, Kathy. I’ve never made granola before but I love how easy it is and how few ingredients are used. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      August 11, 2016 at 7:01 am

      We’ve got to fuel up to make it through the day!

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