Homemade Butter Pecan Granola – sweet, crunchy and full of so much flavor. This butter pecan granola is made in minutes and tastes so good!
Homemade granola has to be one of the easiest things to make in the kitchen. Purchasing store bought granola is, in my opinion, a waste of money. The thing I love most about homemade granola is that you can use up items in your pantry to create any kind of granola you like.
If you have a small amount of leftover nuts, like walnuts or pecans, toss them in. Dried fruits, such as cranberries or raisins? Add them too! Think of this recipe as a guideline for a basic granola and customize it as you’d like. As long as you keep the ratios the same, it’s fine to substitute any nuts and dried fruits.
All granola has essentially the same ingredients; most often I use old-fashioned rolled oats (never instant), nuts, a sweetner, oil and salt. Add in any other ingredients to make as you’d like it; seeds, dried fruit, chocolate chips and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.
For this sweet version of Butter Pecan Granola, I used chopped almonds and of course, I used pecans. I also added shredded coconut to the mix to give it a wonderful slightly chewy texture. The coconut is actually my favorite part!
The great butter pecan flavor comes from the roasted pecans, butter and vanilla. The taste is out of this world!
Butter Pecan Granola is sweetened with maple syrup and brown sugar. I added the brown sugar to the oat and nuts, then as I melted the butter on the stove, I mixed in the maple syrup. The maple syrup gives the granola such a great taste. I pour the melted butter, maple syrup and vanilla into the bowl of oats and nuts at the end and make sure all of the oats and nuts are completely coated. Then, I spread the granola out on a baking tray and bake it for 30 minutes.
I love eating Butter Pecan Granola mixed in with my greek yogurt in the morning and my son mixes his granola with milk. I keep a jar filled with granola on my counter because it’s great to eat by the handfuls too.
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Butter Pecan Granola - sweet, crunchy and full of so much flavor. This homemade granola is made in minutes and tastes so good!
- 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup almonds , chopped
- 1/2 cup pecans , chopped
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, almonds, pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon.
- In a small pot on a medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the maple syrup and the salt.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Pour the butter/syrup mixture over the oats/nuts mixture and stir until well blended.
- Pour onto 1 large sheet pan.
- Cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to achieve an even color.
- Remove from oven, cool and transfer to a large bowl.
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