Crunchy Maple Pecan Granola Recipe is all one would hope for in a homemade granola--easy, crunchy, and full of warm flavors.
Maple 🍁 Pecan Granola with Coconut 🥥
I prefer my yogurt parfait with a little yogurt and a lot of Maple Pecan Granola. Maybe a little fruit, too. But everyone at this house knows the granola is the star of this show!
I love that this is a good jumping-off recipe for anyone that I share it with. It's easily adjusted to your flavor preferences.
I've shared a few suggestions in the Variations section below, but I bet you have some of your own ideas!
I suggest you make it as I've shared it the first time then add to it the next time. And trust me, there will be a next time.
Gluten-Free 🚫 Granola
This recipe is gluten-free as shared, but if you are really sensitive, make sure you buy gluten-free oats. This assures your oats don't have any cross-contamination.
I don't have to worry about eating gluten-free, but I love having a few recipes in my arsenal that are safe for those who need it.
I remember a sweet little girl visiting my house around Christmas and I had several treats made up. She immediately dismissed the idea of eating any of my treats because her body required her treats be gluten-free.
But guess what!... I tricked her! I had 2 treats she could safely eat! I loved seeing the surprise and excitement in her eyes.
Afterall, sharing food is why I enjoy cooking so much!
Top Tips ✅
Stir this granola every 20 minutes to turn all the little flakes of oats, pecans, and coconut over. This ensures it browns evenly.
Don't skim on the cooking time. Make sure the granola is legitimately golden brown all over. Otherwise it won't be as crunchy.
Cool Granola completely before storing it to make sure it stays crispy in the jar for weeks to come.
These ingredients are the perfect start to your own special Maple Pecan Granola Recipe.
- Rolled Oats--these have the perfect size of flake which is slightly larger than quick oats.
- Chopped Pecans--I love pecans from our local farmers. I buy a bunch each fall and store them in the freezer.
- Shredded Coconut--brings just a little chewy interest to the granola.
- Brown Sugar--brings sweet warmth to the recipe.
- Maple Syrup--Use 100% maple syrup. NOT pancake syrup, please.
- Oil--Canola or other neutral flavored oil is best.
- Water--helps with the crisp.
- Kosher Salt--lifts up the sweetness from the brown sugar and maple syrup to balance it all out.
Instructions for Making Granola 🧑🏼🍳
Not much involved in the directions for this easy-peasy recipe.
Mix all the ingredients together. Pour on a sheet pan and bake.
Stir well every 20 minutes.
Bake until golden brown.
Cool completely before putting it in a lidded container.
Store at room temperature for several weeks to months.
Substitutions and Variations
Fruity Maple Pecan Granola--add any kind of dried fruit you like after the granola has baked. Try craisins, raisins, dried cherries, dried apricots, dried mangos...
Nutty Maple Granola--Go wild! Add any and all the nuts you like. Sliced almonds, pistachios, and walnuts are some of my favorites.
Cinnamon Maple Pecan Granola--Add a teaspoon of cinnamon with your liquid ingredients.
Chocolate Maple Pecan Granola--Uhhhh... can you go wrong by adding semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips to the cooled granola? I think not.
Yogurt Parfaits with Fruity Maple Pecan Granola--Layer granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit of your choice in clear glasses for a pretty breakfast.
Try it Hot 🔥
Heat your granola with a little milk in the microwave for a hearty, warm start to your day this fall or winter.
Something Else to Try
I love a fast and easy breakfast like Maple Pecan Granola with my homemade yogurt. For some other breakfast ideas that get you out the door fast, try some of our Overnight Oats.
🍓 Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats--add fresh or frozen berries right before serving.
🍲 Blended Overnight Oats--for those who are a little wary of the oatmeal texture. This one is more like a smoothie.
🌰 Nutella Overnight Oats--a simple stir-in makes these oats taste like dessert!
If you're after a heartier breakfast, 🥚Amish Breakfast Casserole gets lots of requests at my house and is perfect for holiday mornings.
Storing Maple Pecan Granola Recipe
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Maple Pecan Granola Recipe
- 3 cups Rolled Oats
- 2 cups Chopped Pecans
- ¾ cup Shredded Coconut
- ⅓ cup Brown Sugar
- ⅓ cup Maple Syrup
- ¼ cup Canola Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Water
- ¾ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- Mix all the ingredients together. Pour on a sheet pan and bake.
- Stir well every 20 minutes.
- Bake until golden brown.
- Cool completely before putting it in a lidded container.
- Store at room temperature for several weeks to months.