Maple Pecan Granola

This tasty vegan Maple Pecan Granola recipe is sweetened naturally with pure maple syrup and forms the most glorious little crunchy granola clusters!

Maple Pecan Granola

It has been far faaaaar too long since I’ve made granola.

This week my gotta-have-granola craving got the best of me and I decided to tinker with a new variety.

This Maple Pecan Granola features old fashioned oats tossed with oodles of toasty pecans and almonds blanketed with a blend of pure maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt

After baking I decided to let a little dried cranberries in on the fun and stirred those in once it cooled. Raisins also make an awesome mix-in!

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It’s SO. FLIPPING. GOOD.

I love that it’s naturally sweetened (no sugar or brown sugar needed!) and, thanks to the combo of sticky maple syrup and coconut oil, it turns into a sheet of crispy golden deliciousness, perfect for breaking into nice big clusters.

You can snack on it straight up (my kiddo love it as is) or as part of a tasty trail mix, parfait, or yogurt bowl.

Sheet Pan Maple Pecan Granola

Ready to eat? Let’s get our granola on!

Maple Pecan Granola
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Maple Pecan Granola

This tasty vegan Maple Pecan Granola recipe is sweetened naturally with pure maple syrup and forms the most glorious little crunchy granola clusters!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Maple Pecan Granola
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 360 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300°F with wire rack in the center/middle position. Line an 11×17-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for best results.

  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, chopped pecans, and sliced almonds.

  3. NOTE: If shredded coconut is your optional extra, add 1/4-1/2 cup during this step. Do not add dried fruit or chocoalte to the granola mix, those must be added after baking.

  4. In a small bowl whisk together melted/cooled coconut oil with maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Pour over oats/nuts and mix well to coat.

  5. Use a silicone spatula or bowl scraper to transfer the granola mixture onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread out very well in a super thin layer. Almost all the parchment paper should be covered by granola. Pat to flatten.

  6. Bake on the center rack at 300°F for 20 minutes. When timer beeps, rotate the pan 180 degrees for even toasting and continue to bake an additonal 10-15 minutes (I do 15 typically) or until golden and cripsy. Keep an eye on it and yank from the oven once it's your idea of crispy golden perfection.

  7. NOTE: I don't stir at the halway mark so i can break it into chunky clusters when it cools off.

  8. Once you remove your granola from the oven, allow it to cool on the baking sheet until completely cooled. This will give it the necessary time to get that signature crunch we all know and love. (The granola will not crisp up until it has cooled.)

  9. Once it's cooled and crispy – dig in! Granola will keep for up to two weeks in a lidded airtight container. Enjoy as a snack, in your favorite trail mix, or on top of yogurt with fresh fruit and all your favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

AWESOME EXTRAS: feel free to add the optional dried cranberries or opt for 1/2 cup of mix-ins such as dried fruit, shredded coconut, or even chocolate chips. Make sure you add dried fruit or chocolate in *after* the granola is done baking to prevent burning/melting Adding too many extra ingredients may require some extra oil/syrup be added to the granola mixture. Shoot me a comment if you need advice! xo

For a gloriously gluten-free granola, simply check the label on your oats to ensure they’re certified gluten-free. Easy peasy!

Nutrition Facts below are estimated per 1/2 cup serving using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Maple Pecan Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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If you get a chance to try this maple pecan granola recipe, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

optional granola mix-ins + extras

  • sunflower seeds
  • pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • shredded sweetened or unsweetened coconut
  • flaked coconut
  • dried fruit
  • chocolate chips
  • raisins
  • chopped walnuts

I added 1/2 cup of dried cranberries as my granola mix-in but feel free to swap for raisins or add a half up of any of these tasty extras. Dried fruit and chocolate will be added after baking to prevent melting and the rest can be baked along with the granola.

Adding too many extra ingredients will require some extra coconut oil/maple syrup to make the recipe work the same as the one above with perfectly sweet sticky clusters of toasty granola. If you need help feel free to shoot me a message!

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  • Yazmin Brammer

    5 stars
    A fantastic combination of salty and sweet. All the textures are delicious…my favorite topping to greek yogurt or I could just stuff my face by the handfuls. Make it…you will love it!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks Yazmin!

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