Maple Pecan Granola

This is a simple recipe that I took too long to make!!

Maple Pecan Granola

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp whipped butter or 1/2 tbsp real butter, just barely melted
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp Grade A maple syrup
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Combine melted butter, oil, maple syrup and salt in a bowl. Stir in oats and pecans. Stir thoroughly to completely coat oats with wet ingredients. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and pour on oat mixture. Bake at 300* for 30 minutes, stirring at the 20 minute mark and keeping your eye on it there after to prevent burning.

Makes 2.5 cups. Appx. 30 kcal per tbsp or 120 kcal per 1/4 cup.


{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 melissa October 16, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Thanks for posting your recipe! It sounds great. I will try and make it tomorrow. :)


2 bobbi October 16, 2008 at 8:04 pm

mmmm will have to make this over the weekend!


3 HangryPants October 17, 2008 at 6:43 am

yay for making your own granola! I hope you love the z-bar the second time around!


4 Esmeralda October 17, 2008 at 7:44 am

I love making homemade granola. Not only is it less expensive than packaged granola, but it is also healthier because you can control the amount and/or type of sugar and fat in your granola. You can also play around with different, grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and spices. I use a recipe similar to yours except I quadruple it and store it in an airtight plastic container. My husband and I easily consume 10 cups of granola in less than a week. It is a great multi-purpose food. We eat it for breakfast every morning with milk or yogurt and fresh fruit. I also use it as a base for your baked oatmeal snack bars, a topping for baked fruit, and a sprinkle for salads.

Speaking of yogurt, you mentioned that on your last trip to the store you couldn’t find Greek yogurt but there was a whole shelf of Fage. Here in England, Fage is Greek yogurt. Is it different in the States?

BTW, love your site!


5 Kath October 17, 2008 at 8:11 am

Esmeralda ,
I love Fage and yes, it’s Greek here too, but it’s so expensive that I am holding out for more TJ’s Greek.



6 Alison October 17, 2008 at 1:10 pm

I had all the ingredients for this so I made it this morning. I’ve never made granola before, it turned out GREAT! Eating some right now on top of cottage cheese with some halved grapes. YUM ME! :) Thanks for the great idea and for sharing the recipe with us!


7 Kinder October 17, 2008 at 2:13 pm

I am making this right now – I am sure it will be yummy!!


8 Carrie October 18, 2008 at 7:25 pm

If I make it minus pecans.=, will it taste okay? I’m allergic:(


9 Kath October 18, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Carrie ,
Of course it will taste OK! Maybe you could mix in some raisins or other dried fruit for more flavor variety, but the oats will taste awesome.



10 Christine October 19, 2008 at 3:29 pm

I just made the granola and took to my family’s house, and thewhole thing is gone! It’s a much healthier version and very crisp. Thanks for the recipe!


11 elizabeth October 19, 2008 at 5:28 pm

I’m de-lurking to proclaim that this is delicious! I just made some today and am working on some cranberry sauce now… all in all, it’s getting to smell a lot like fall in my apartment! Thanks for the recipe, Kath.


12 Kristin October 22, 2008 at 2:43 am

This looks wonderful, I have it in the oven right now! I didn’t have nuts, so, I think I’ll just toss some in to my yogurt or whatever I eat this in. Thanks for all the recipes!


13 Meredith October 26, 2008 at 4:53 pm

I just made some of this and it is amazing! I added a Tbsp of brown sugar and cinnamon to mine and the smell while it was baking was divine. Thanks for the recipe!


14 Lyn November 23, 2008 at 11:46 am

This looks fantastic! I love granola but never buy the sugary stuff. This, I can do! Thanks :)


15 Matt November 23, 2008 at 1:19 pm

i’m gonna make this granola today! thanks kath!


16 Christina March 24, 2009 at 9:17 am

My fave recipe for granola! I’ve made it 4 times now and it’s turned out great every time. My daughters all get excited now when they see me making it, they love it on top of yogurt w/apples dipped in it, or they even eat it plain (and so do I!). Thanks for a great recipe!


17 Sarah March 28, 2009 at 5:56 pm

this is in my oven right now- I can’t wait!! Thanks for posting this recipe!!


18 Valerie January 30, 2011 at 9:44 am

This is absolutely wonderful granola! You can add raisins, dried cranberries, etc after it bakes and cools. Everyone in the family prefers this granola recipe to others I have tried. Thank you!!!


19 Lilly September 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

This sounds fantastic. I’m making it this morning, but I don’t have butter, can I just use the oil? Thanks!


20 KathEats September 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Yes, that should be fine


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