Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Naturally Sweetened Maple Pecan Granola

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Naturally Sweetened Maple Pecan Granola


Do not click out of your browser!  Granola is easy and simple to make.  Do not be afraid.  Less than 5 minutes to mix the ingredients together and an hour later your house smells like a bakery.

I really like this recipe as it does not make a TON like some batches I've made.  This batch filled a quart jar of mine and baked in a 9x13 baking dish.  All things we have on hand. Better yet, it stays fresh for a long time.  Not that it lasts very long, but I've eaten this 2-3 weeks after I made it and it still tastes great.


Do you love pecan pie?  Well, that is what I was envisioning when I made this version.....without all the fat and sugar.  That's right - today is a healthy recipe!  You can be proud while eating this and most importantly serving it to your family.

My favorite way is as a topper with oatmeal, but it's also great eaten plain as cereal.  And of course, eaten on yogurt or just by the handful for a snack.

You really can't go wrong.

In fact, lately I've kept a baggie of it in my purse, as it's been a crazy week and somehow this granola seems to perk up my mood a little when I need a snack {which is often!}.


With only 7 ingredients {all of which I'm sure you have in your pantry} this is simple, economical and tasty. Please give this one a try and let me know what you think.


Naturally Sweetened Maple Pecan Granola

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2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. pure maple syrup
1/4 c. honey
2 T. olive oil
3/4 t. cinnamon
1/8 t. salt

1.  Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
2.  Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
3.  In a bowl combine dry ingredients, then add in wet ingredients.
4.  Stir to combine, coating everything.
5.  Pour into the baking dish.
6.  Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
7.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool, stirring again about 5 minutes out of the oven.
8.  Store in an airtight container.

This granola also makes a great gift.  I've made it multiple times and given baggies out to friends with the recipe, just so they could try it.

I get a little pushy with my recipes sometimes:)

Have you ever made your own granola?

4 comments:

  1. You're right... I DO have 6 of the 7 things in my pantry. I'm just missing the pecans but have almonds. I like that this makes a fairly small batch and is simple. I may have to make this this weekend. :)

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  2. Yes I do make my own granola in batches of 8 cups of oats at a time. Last time I made granola I made FOUR batches!! It freezes well. I also use honey as my sweetener. You can also add dried fruits, coconut, the list goes on and on. YUM!!

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  3. LeAnn @ Real Fit, Real Food MoMarch 28, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Yes, I love making homemade granola! So easy--no reason to ever buy it from the store. And much better for you when you use natural sweeteners and only 'real' ingredients. :) This looks great!

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  4. Kelli Kennon-LaneApril 6, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    How easy is this?! I had a granola recipe that I've used many, many times, but lately it hasn't been turning out well for me. Weird. I'm going to give this one a shot :) Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays!

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