Maple Pecan Granola

I have never made granola before but I’ve always wanted too. The granola I always see at the store is always so expensive and the few times I check the ingredients on the box I can’t pronounce over half the words.
I thought granola was supposed to be healthy, that’s what the front of the box told me?!
Besides, I can’t validate parting with $5.99 for only like 2 1/2 cups of the stuff.
I mean, come on, that’s more than a Starbucks! (or for non-coffee-holics: more than a gallon of gas LOL)

So anyway, after some searching through a few recipe books and pinterest, I combined a few different recipes into this one. I hope you enjoy!

 

Ingredients
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil (I read somewhere that you can substitute canola oil for coconut oil, I will try that next time. I’m sure it would make it “better for you” 🙂 )
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray large baking sheet w/ nonstick spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients and stir until all the oats are evenly coated.
  3. Spread onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool completely (air will help it get crunchy) and enjoy!
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