Maple Pecan Granola


If you haven’t started making your own granola yet there’s no better time than now! Homemade granola is my favorite and it really is so easy to make. And when you make it at home you get it to choose exactly what goes into it.

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This recipe is probably my favorite granola recipe to date. And the smell that fills your home while it’s baking is simply dreamy. Plus I get to smell it again ever time I open up the mason jar I’ve stored it away in. You might just find me tucked away in my pantry sniffing away at my mason jar :).

My favorite way to eat this perfectly crisp granola is with strawberry or blueberry Greek yogurt but you can definitely just eat plain (it’s the perfect thing to have on hand when you get those afternoon munchies) or can serve it up in a bowl with milk (my personal preference is almond milk). And if you want to get fancy, make layered breakfast parfaits with fresh fruit!

This is one of those recipes I will turn to time and time again. A new healthy breakfast fav right here!

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Maple Pecan Granola


  • 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Pour oats and pecans into a large mixing bowl. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together all remaining ingredients. Pour over oats and toss until evenly moistened.
  2. Pour mixture onto a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven about 40 - 45 minutes, tossing once halfway through baking (granola should be crisp after resting at room temp a few minutes). Cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  3. Recipe source: inspired by Bon Appétit

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  • Michelle { A Latte Food }: I love homemade granola! It’s so healthy, and you’re so right–the house always smells incredible! Pinned! January 17, 2015 at 1:24pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): There’s nothing better than homemade granola, I love your maple pecan version! January 17, 2015 at 1:43pm Reply

  • Jocelync: I have loved all your granola recipes, and I’m sure this will be no exception. Can you please tell me how many pecans you used? I don’t see it mentioned in the recipe, but I could be missing it. Thanks! January 17, 2015 at 2:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I missed that I added it above! February 5, 2015 at 6:28pm Reply

  • Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture: Looks absolutely delicious! I’ve been looking for new breakfast recipes, because plain oatmeal’s getting old. And I love that it’s all ingredients I have on hand – perfection! January 17, 2015 at 3:27pm Reply

  • Joanna: I’ve been using pecan a lot recently! Another recipe to try! January 17, 2015 at 3:35pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: Mmm definitely my kind of morning grub! Love! January 17, 2015 at 6:16pm Reply

  • Kathleen @ Yummy Crumble: Iv’e been meaning to try making my own granola since, well forever. This is my motivation to do it this week! The photos make it look irresistible :) January 17, 2015 at 8:13pm Reply

  • Kiran @ Homemade granola is a must in our household! Love parfaits for brunch. Yum :) January 17, 2015 at 9:07pm Reply

  • Catherine: Beautiful, healthy and delicious. January 17, 2015 at 9:44pm Reply

  • Laura @ Raise Your Garden: Ok, you’ve convinced me to get on the granola train. It’s time. It’s about 5 bucks where I live for a tiny container of granola unless I shop at Aldi’s but sometimes I’m not up for that! I love the idea that my kitchen will smell wonderful and maybe we can even eat granola for dinner? We did have smoothies tonight for dinner. I’m just confused about the pecan bit? I don’t see it on the recipe ingredients, do I just chop some up in the blender and roast it with the granola? January 18, 2015 at 4:07pm Reply

  • Cheryl Kirkness: This sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try it. January 18, 2015 at 6:36pm Reply

  • Melissa @ Bless this Mess: Homemade granola really is the best! I don’t use any recipe that have maple syrup in them (which I love!) so I’m super excited to give this a try. That parfeit is calling my name! January 21, 2015 at 12:38pm Reply

  • Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat: I love homemade granola, significantly more than anything I can buy in the store. Walnuts would be a nice addition too for those who like extra nuts. January 21, 2015 at 6:21pm Reply

  • Debbie Nifong: I made this for my snacks this week and it is wonderful. I only had the quick cook oats but it worked fine. I love this blog and have been happy with everything I make! January 23, 2015 at 5:44am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you’ve enjoyed the recipes you’ve found here! Thanks for your comment! I’m glad you liked this granola Debbie :)! January 23, 2015 at 12:54pm Reply

  • Jocelyn: This is a another winning granola recipe from your ever expanding repertoire. I made it the other day with terrific results. Thanks! January 26, 2015 at 4:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Jocelyn! Thanks for leaving a comment! January 26, 2015 at 7:49pm Reply

  • Ujjwala: This recipe sounds amazing! I want to try the recipe out this weekend. would be making granola for the first time (so fingers crossed). Just wanted to know would it be alright if I skipped using the egg white? I’m allergic to eggs. Thanks!! March 3, 2016 at 12:21am Reply

  • Sarah: I made this the other day and it was delicious! I used cinnamon infused maple syrup! February 23, 2017 at 10:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sounds divine! February 27, 2017 at 12:40pm Reply

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