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Maple Pecan Granola

Maple Pecan Granola

When I was a kid I enjoyed eating granola cereal with milk for breakfast. I really liked the crunchy texture and all of the goodies that were mixed in with the granola. I had not had granola in a long time and I wanted to try making some for myself. Last weekend I finally got around to doing it. Granola is basically rolled oats, nuts and honey that is baked until crispy. You can add other goodies to granola such as more grains, dried fruits, or even chocolate. I wanted to keep my first granola pretty simple and I was thinking that it had to contain both maple syrup and pecans. I quickly found this recipe for maple pecan granola which was just what I was looking for. The granola was super simple to make; You just mix the ingredients and bake stirring the granola a few times to ensure that it remains loose and that it does not stick together too much. The maple pecan granola turned out really well! It was nice and crunchy and it had just the right amount of sweetness. I found that I was grabbing just one more handful to snack on each time I passed it. Since the granola was so easy to make I am now looking forward to experimenting with different combinations of ingredients.

Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons oil
1 pinch salt

Directions:
1. Mix everything in a large bowl.
2. Spread the mixture onto a baking pan.
3. Bake in a preheated 300F oven for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes.

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Maple Pecan Shortbread

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55 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, I LOVE granola; and that recipe sounds amazing.

OhioMom said...

Oh yeah, and sprinkle it over some vanilla yogurt ice cream! I have all these ingredients in my pantry, guess what I am making tomorrow :)

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I love that dark brown colour and the crunch!

Elly said...

Looks great! I may make this next week.

Ferdzy said...

I think this is the best time of the year for granola - I like mine with yogurt and fresh fruit.

Yours looks great, and less oil than a lot of recipes I've seen.

Lina said...

Ive always wanted to try making my own granola! This looks nice and crunchy~

Alexa said...

I miss the granola I use to make before I had to avoid certain grains. Your post made me want to play around with the grains I can have to come up with an alternative. Your recipe sounds soooo yummy.

Bridgett said...

Looks and sounds delicious! I love granola.

Lida said...

I used to bake my own granola every week! Only I would make a lot more at a time... about 6 cups of oats. Then i would vary the sweeteners and ingredients. It's amazing what you can add: cinnamon, cardamon, orange zest, you name it.
I can't wait to bake a batch when I get home

Mochachocolata Rita said...

it is not only amazing but it sounds easy as well hehehe maybe i'll give it a shot when it is cool enough to operate my oven again :)

Aggie said...

mmmm...I love granola! Yours looks great!

Manggy said...

It has maple syrup in it?! I'm sold!! :)

Jan said...

That sounds so good, Kevin. I'm not surprised you found yourself snacking on it.

Esi said...

Homemade granola is the best and I can't believe how easy it is to make at home! So addictive to snack on.

Jeanine said...

Mmm...that granola looks delicious! I bet it's gone in no time!

Cheryl said...

Kevin, YUMO in the words of Rachael Ray!

Paula said...

Ooh, My hubby and kids like to go hiking and bring along lightweight yet healthy snacks. This fits the bill!

eliza said...

i've seen this recipe in the magazine, looks good Kevin!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Homemade Granola is really addictive! Yours looks delicious!

cheers,

Rosa

HoneyB said...

I love granola - I eat it on top of my yogurt for breakfast on a regular basis!

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

This looks gorgeous. I'm sure the maple flavour would really add something...definitely worth waking up for in the morning :)

daphne said...

I love the sound of that! Amazing breakfast this will be!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I would love that to top some ice cream! You did great on your first granola!

Darius T. Williams said...

You know - I just made my first batch of granola on Saturday. I can send u a pic if you'd like. I guess I did it because I was sure that I could make it and save money. And it turns out that I can. The only problem was that I burned my first batch - lol. But the second batch is good - and I used dried mangos, craisins, and raisins as the fruit. Maple though, huh? That's something I'm gonna have to try.

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Mike of Mike's Table said...

There's something I've never made, and seeing how easy it is to do, I realize I need to fix this right away! The photo looks really good

diva said...

u make your own granola?? genius!

oggi said...

I always make granola with honey. I'll use maple syrup next time I make. What a wonderful idea!:)

Dawn said...

Mmmm, maple & pecans go so well together in granola.

Adam said...

Mmmmm granola. I have the same feelings about it growing up. Great job Kev, it looks great.

crunchLin said...

who doeosn't love granola? looks amazing. im s ure it tastes delish!

Pam said...

I love granola...it was a "special treat" cereal when I was growing up. I have been thinking of making it for my children - thanks for inspiring me (once again) Kevin.

Poonam said...

Kevin: it sounds so good!

Deborah said...

I think I could just take a bag of this to work everyday for a great snack!

Jeanne said...

I *love* granola! There is a place near my office that makes the most heavenly nutty granola that I could snack on all day. Yours looks and sounds fantastic - and soooo easy. Definitely bookmarked.

Katrina said...

I LOVE granola, all kinds, doesn't really matter what you put in it, I haven't met a granola I didn't like. Besides the store bought really fattening kind, I don't know if I've ever tried maple, and now I want to. It is SO good on top of some vanilla yogurt with fresh berries on top!

Indigo said...

I am the absolute worst for grabbing handfuls of cereal to eat as I go by (if it was up to me I wouldn't have meals at all; just regular handfuls XD) and I just know I'd adore this granola. Maple... mmm...

Marjie said...

Looks good; innovative picture, falling out of the jar. Now if only my teeth would let me eat crunchy foods....

OhioMom said...

Kevin

I have always used honey to make my granola, well I made some today and I love the maple syrup in this recipe! You are right, hard to walk by without dipping into :)

noble pig said...

This sounds like it would be lovely with morning yogurt!

Jeena said...

All golden and delicious!

The Thoughtful Vegetarian said...

This is actually quite similar to the granola I make, though I usually use honey instead of maple syrup. This reminds me: I really need to make some granola!

Michelle said...

this looks to me exactly what granola should be! too often recipes have way too much oil which kind of negates the health benefits of the good fats in nuts and the other ingredients. beautiful!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

This looks wonderful, Kevin! There is nothing like homemade granola. I'm going to have to try this one!

cindy* said...

this looks great! the bf loves granola, but for some reason i have yet to make it.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This is a great recipe - I am looking foward to this one for sure - so easy and I already have the ingrediants in the pantry!!

gkbloodsugar said...

Lookin' good!
Dates are great in Granola, I think.

Michele said...

I am already making my gifting plans for Christmas and I know several friends will get big, glass jars of this granola and my homemade apple butter. Thanks for the inspiration!

Katie said...

I have always wanted to try to make my own granola. I guess I will have to add this to my list of about millions things I want to make. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Yay! Your granola recipe is way simpler than mine. I can't wait to try it!

Steph said...

Your granola looks great! I always end up burning granola, but now I want to give it a try again.

homecooked said...

Love granola...and the recipe is so simple!

Heather said...

I linked this recipe to my blog
fabulousfunfinds.blogspot.com. If that is not okay let me know

Rosie said...

I just love granola and this looks SO good Kevin!

Rosie x

Darlene said...

I love homemade granola and maple syrup. Your recipe looks super easy - I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Just made a batch!! I added chopped craisins and used homemade maple syrup! I think an hour might be a little long-at least for my oven! Be sure to watch so you don't burn!!
Thanks so much for the recipe!!

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