Maple Cinnamon Pecan Granola

I love homemade granola and the smell it gives off when it’s baking in the oven. This granola recipe is crunchy and contains superfoods like chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and pecans. My favorite part of this recipe is the granola clusters that form.

This granola is only sweetened with maple syrup whereas most store bought granola contains cane sugar, so while it has hints of sweet it is not sugary like what you’re probably used to. But, yay for healthyishhhhh, right? It’s easy to make and only requires one bowl! Top it on your favorite yogurt or eat it plain, either way you can’t go wrong.

If you decide to make this recipe, I would love to see your creations! Please tag me on Instagram @sirennapatapis. Happy Baking!

Ingredinets

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour 
  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats 
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract 
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes 
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds 
  • 1 cup pecan halves 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  2. In a large bowl add oats, flour, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt. Whisk it up all up. Add in coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds and pecans. 
  3. In a microwave safe measuring cup add coconut oil and melt in microwave for 30 seconds. Add maple syrup, vanilla and almond extract and mix it all up. Pour maple syrup mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. 
  4. Pour granola onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a spatula press the granola down until it spreads to the edges. 
  5. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes or until granola turns golden brown. 
  6. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool for about 30 minutes before breaking granola up. Place in a sealed container for up to two weeks. 

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” -Joseph Campbell

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