Maple Pecan Granola, traditional oven baked or easy slow cooker directions!

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We are on a granola kick here, with 2 batches made in one day. At this point, we have stopped purchasing ready to eat cereals from the market. Instead, we enjoy granola. I now make these 2 flavors and they seem to be as much variety as we need. But we love walnuts, so I have been pondering a Walnut Honey Date granola....

I should say however that, we do not eat cold cereal every day. Instead, we rotate whole-grain pancakes, eggs, and whole-grain toast, as well as a variety of hot cereals.

I also enjoy overnight oats, but, my husband not so much. That's OK, no matter what we have for breakfast, our meals always start with a selection from the fruit bowl. Most mornings we share an avocado or grapefruit, as part of our breakfast.

This granola is maple and pecan, and it is delicious! If you prefer fruit with your granola, dried cherries would be a wonderful addition to your cereal bowl.

Maple Pecan Granola. Traditional oven baked or easy slow cooker directions.
Maple Pecan Granola
Maple Pecan Granola
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

6 c old fashioned oats
2 c pecan halves, broken in half
3/4 c wheat germ
if desired - 1/4 c whole wheat flour (note WW flour will provide a very firm crunch)
1/2 c sugar

1/2 c real maple syrup
1/2 c coconut oil, melted
1/3 c water
2 t vanilla

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well. Drizzle the wet ingredients over the top, then combine well, making sure all the ingredients evenly are coated.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add vanilla to the water and drizzle over dry ingredients. Next drizzle the coconut oil. Combine all ingredients until well mixed.

Divide between two large baking trays (jelly roll pans work well). Bake 25 minutes, stir well. Rotate baking pans, bake 20-25 minutes longer.

You may also use a large lasagna pan, stirring every 15 minutes, which is usually what I do. I also like to bake my granola until it is a rich deep golden brown.

Maple Pecan Granola. Traditional oven baked or easy slow cooker directions.

Let cool, then store in a covered container. Makes approximately 12 cups granola.

Note:  You will find directions for slow cooker granola here!


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