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MAPLE PECAN GRANOLA – A HEALTHIER GRANOLA THAT WILL QUICKLY BECOME A FAMILY FAVORITE.
Made with flax seed, cinnamon, rolled oats, pecans, walnuts (optional), coconut oil and maple syrup; a healthier twist on a morning classic that quickly disappeared the first time we made it. Advice – make a double batch moving forward.This Maple Pecan Granola is a great as a afternoon pick-me-up snack, crumble on an evening dessert and even better with milk or yogurt as a way to start your day. My kids love having cereal for breakfast and we do it as treat days, so they are uber excited when it is cereal day, typically every Friday or when I am out of town.
I love cereal too, but I hate that I feel like I am not giving them everything they need for the day like a good protein and instead just loading them up with sugar. This Maple Pecan Granola is a balance for us all – something easy, quick, and like a cereal plus it has a great cinnamon-maple flavor. Then some nuts for protein and our favorite oil, coconut oil allowing this granola to be baked with a nice little crunch.
I made this the first time and we were all eating it by the handful. I quickly made another batch to take down to my sisters for a holiday brunch. Where everyone awed over it – I laughed to myself as it was oh, so easy. If you are looking for with no pecans, try my Maple-Cinnamon Granola.
Granolas are a satisfying snack for me. I always am looking for a tiny pick-me-up in the early part of the afternoon. This Maple Pecan Granola does just that. It has enough sweetness to get me by and with the combination of pecans and walnuts, I get the boost I need. Looking for something that will give you a boost and is a great on the go snack try No Bake Almond Granola Bites.
Enjoy this Maple Pecan Granola I am sure it will become a staple in your home too. XOXO San
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- 4 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, can sub with an extra 1/2 cup chopped pecans (I ran out of pecans, so I sub some walnuts in)
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon maple flavoring, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl add oats, pecans, walnuts, flax seed, cinnamon, and salt; toss to combine.
In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup whisk together coconut oil, maple syrup and maple flavoring.
Pour maple mixture over the oat mixture and stir to coat evenly.
Spread oats evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Stir oats on pan about 1/2 way through to evenly bake.
Set granola aside to cool completely before breaking into chunks. Store in an air-tight container.
Recipe altered from All Recipes