This awesome Homemade Maple Pecan Granola Recipe is perfect for topping yogurt, a breakfast staple or for snacking. And makes a nice edible gift in a jar too!
How to Make Homemade Maple Pecan Granola
A few years ago the kids were home for snow days and we were looking for things to entertain; baking is always an option in our house. So we mixed up this batch of Maple Pecan Granola Recipe and it was a hit! The recipe inspiration was taken from a camp I went to in middle school. I decided adding maple syrup and my favorite pecans would take this over the top, and I was right. Now hubs says it could be a bit sweeter (might add a bit of brown sugar next time for him). But I think it’s perfect as it for on vanilla yogurt (… or ice cream!)
There is just something “homey” about the smell of fresh-baked granola. My son says whenever he smells me baking granola it reminds him of sledding in the snow (I guess a memory leftover from those snow days). I just love recipes that not only taste amazing, but conjure up great memories too.
You will need to store this granola in an airtight container. You can see I typically use one of my favorite repurposed jars. But I also have some Snapware containers that work too!
Maple Pecan Granola Makes a Great Gift Too!
Another thing I love to do with homemade granola is fill up one of those jars and give it away. Gifts in a jar are so popular especially when they’re edible. I have given these to new neighbors, teachers at Christmas and friends coming home from surgery or with a new baby. Whatever the occasion, they will be appreciated as a heartwarming offering.
- 4 C oats quick or old fashioned
- 1 C chopped pecans
- 1/2 C shredded coconut
- 2 t ground cinnamon
- 1/3 C oil
- 2/3 C maple syrup
- 1 t Vanilla
- 1/4 t salt
- Optional Add-Ins:
- 1/4 C sunflower seeds
- 1/2 pecans 1/2 walnuts
- ground flax seed
- wheat germ
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees
- Line pan with parchment paper
- Mix all ingredients together until well coated
- Spread mixture evenly onto the lined baking pan
- Bake for 40 min, or until lightly browned.
- Let cool, then break apart and store in airtight container
Looking for an even healthier version? Check out my No Added Sugar Homemade Granola with Almonds Recipe.
So what would you eat this granola on/with?
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First Published Jan 2014, pictures updated May 2020
Great recipe, very versitale. I added some chocolate chips. But diffinitely sweet enough without it. All my kids enjoyed it. They have eaten plain and in some milk. I don’t expect it to last very long!
Mary Hoover says
Yum, I bet it would be awesome with some chocolate chips. And my kiddos love to eat it on top of vanilla yogurt. Thanks so much for sharing Amy!
Nicolette Springer says
This looks super easy and so much better for you than the store brought kind. Thanks for joining the Mixer last week. Hope to see you again this week!
Just made this with my kids. Tastes wonderful and makes so much! I feel like its sweet enough as is for our family. Great recipe.
Mary Hoover says
Thank you so much for sharing Christine! I am glad you all enjoyed it! It’s time for me to make another batch too!
I think 2/3 maple syrup is in cups, right?
Mary Hoover says
Yes Christine. Thanks for catching that! I will fix it right now! 🙂