Butter Pecan Granola

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Homemade Butter Pecan Granola – sweet, crunchy and full of so much flavor. This butter pecan granola is made in minutes and tastes so good!

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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.

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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.

Butter Pecan Granola | ZagLeft

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 | ZagLeft

Butter Pecan Granola | ZagLeft

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.

Very easy.

Butter Pecan Granola | ZagLeft

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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Butter Pecan Granola - sweet, crunchy and full of so much flavor. This homemade granola is made in minutes and tastes so good!

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, almonds, pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. In a small pot on a medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the maple syrup and the salt.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  5. Pour the butter/syrup mixture over the oats/nuts mixture and stir until well blended.
  6. Pour onto 1 large sheet pan.
  7. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to achieve an even color.
  8. Remove from oven, cool and transfer to a large bowl.

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35 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve been making homemade granola for years, so I am always interested to see how others do it. I think I’m going to have to try some brown sugar (I currently sweeten with either honey, agave, or maple syrup).

  2. Butter pecan granola? I am all in! We love granola around here. Big family (8 kids) and cereal wasn’t the best choice for us when they were growing up. I don’t make it nearly enough anymore! Thanks for the reminder and the recipe!

  3. This was soooooo delicious! My family dove in as soon as it came out of the oven. I did half cinnamon and half nutmeg because I love that combination. Thank you so much for giving us a new staple snack in our home.

    • I’m so happy your family liked the recipe, thank you so much for letting me know. I really like your idea to add nutmeg, I love it combined with cinnamon too. Have a wonderful week!

    • Hi Diane, this recipe will give you about 5 cups. Store the granola in an airtight container and it will be good for up to 2 weeks (mine never lasts that long, we eat it too quickly). Enjoy the recipe!

  4. Hi! I would like to try this recipe. I am not a fan of coconut and don’t have almonds. If I totally omit the almonds and coconut, can I use the same recipe or should I make adjustments?

    • Hi Dia, If you leave out BOTH the coconut and the almonds, increase the oats by 1 cup.
      If you don’t have almonds, you can substitute with other nuts like peanuts or sunflower seeds OR add an additional 1/2 cup of pecans. If you do this, then only increase the oats by 1/2 cup.

  5. Just discovered this recipe on Pinterest. Made the granola today & it is wonderful! Have never made my own granola before, but I definitely will be making this again – thank you for sharing!

    • Thank you so much for letting me know, Valerie. I’m so glad you liked the recipe. Homemade granola is so easy to make, I try to keep a container of it in my kitchen.

  6. Oh my WORD. This is simply fantastic. After making it and telling my mom about it she made it for my siblings and they DEVOURED it. Even the ones that don’t like granola!! This was soooo good thank you for sharing!!

  7. This looks really good. I’m not coconut fan, but the rest sounds amazing. I always have a jar of homemade granola on my counter. This one will be up next!

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