Breakfast Recipes

Maple Pecan Granola


Maple Pecan Granola

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp maple extract

4 cups rolled oats

1 cup shredded coconut flakes

2 cups Rice Krispies

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup raisins

1 cup dried cranberries, or chopped dried fruit of choice

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together first 8 ingredients (through almond extract). Add oats, coconut, cereal, and nuts and toss together so dry ingredients are evenly coated. Spread out onto a large cookie sheet (sprayed lightly with non-stick spray), and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and toss/mix granola around with a spatula. Return to oven for an additional 15 minutes, or until granola looks golden brown and toasted (may need an extra 5-10 minutes). Let cool for a few minutes, then add dried fruit and toss together. Let cool completely before putting granola in a bag or airtight container to store. May be stored up to 2 weeks in the cupboard, or a month in the refrigerator/freezer. Serve with low-fat Greek yogurt, over fruit, or sprinkled on ice cream for dessert.

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    5 “Health Foods” that May Be Sabotaging Your Diet « Eating Made Easy
    November 4, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    […] Granola. In theory, granola is healthy, because it’s made of whole grains and nuts.  But most commercial (and even homemade) granolas are loaded with sugar/maple syrup/honey, oil or butter, and huge amounts of nuts and seeds, which are fine in moderation, but very high in fat and calories.  What to do: Eat granola in small portions (e.g. sprinkle 2-3 Tbsp on a bowl of plain yogurt with fruit) so you limit calories, and/or try making your own lower-calorie version. […]

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    Misty
    February 2, 2013 at 8:43 am

    It says through almond extract, but that is left off the recipe. How much do you add?

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      Amelia
      February 2, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Oops – sorry, Misty! It’s 1/2 teaspoon Almond extract (1/4 tsp if you like a milder taste). You can also leave it out entirely if you prefer.

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