Maple Pecan Granola

January 17, 2015

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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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5 from 2 votes

Maple Pecan Granola

Easy to make super tasty granola made with real maple syrup, and nutritious oats and pecans.
Servings: 9
Prep15 minutes
Cook40 minutes
Ready in: 55 minutes


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recipe source: inspired by Bon Appétit
Nutrition Facts
Maple Pecan Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

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  • 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!!

  • Jocelyn

    This is a another winning granola recipe from your ever expanding repertoire. I made it the other day with terrific results. Thanks!

  • 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!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      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 :)!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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?