Maple Pecan Granola

This recipe is from “The Ski House Cookbook” by Tina Anderson and Sarah Pinneo

Makes about 5 Cups

3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

3/4 cup chopped pecans

1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup maple syrup, preferably Grade B (I used Grade A and it was still good… how could it not be?)

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

2/3 cup raisins (optional, but I say the more stuff in my granola the better)

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, pecans, coconut, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and salt. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter with the maple syrup and sugar, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.

3. Spread the granola mixture evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent overbrowning, particularly near the edges of the baking sheet. Remove from the oven even if the granola doesn’t appear crunchy. It will harden as it cools.

4. Cool the granola in the pan for 20 minutes. Stir in the raisins, if desired (or maybe dried cranberries anyone?) Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week (trust me, it won’t last that long anyways).

Perfect with fresh fruit and milk or soy milk.

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7 responses to “Maple Pecan Granola

  1. Did you take the pictures that early in the am also? what was it by the time that you ate? 5?

  2. Haha, no actually I took that pic later that night for blog purposes, but I did eat that bowl of granola. I actually ate that morning around 6:30am 🙂

  3. I really enjoyed your blog…I’ll be checking in and calling you for recipes!

  4. Yumm… I will try making this with e.v. coconut oil in place of the butter.

    Question: can you do pomegranate instead of raisins? I’ve never heard of anybody cooking pomegranate before tho.

  5. You could use fresh pomegranate seeds, which are in season from September to January. If you want to increase your antioxidants, try dried goji berries! I just saw them at Whole Foods 😉

  6. Muther of a Cook

    Looks great. I am going to make some! I found a great place to get my Grade B real maple syrup, in bulk! Just bring your own container, or pay $1.25 for one of theirs.
    It’s right here in little ole St John’s, at Proper Eats (a cool vegan store, with live music on the weekends!)
    BTW, I woke up at 2:15 am just last Monday, STARVING!!! I drank a small protein shake, and started working on my taxes. YUK! You can imagine, I was so bored with that task, I got sleepy in about 45 minutes….

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