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Maple Pecan Granola

Try this easy vegan recipe for homemade Maple Pecan Granola with dates for a much healthier and delicious tasting granola.

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Bowl of vegan Homemade Maple Pecan Granola with Dates

Did you know that you could make the healthiest and best tasting granola right in your own kitchen? If you have never made granola then let me tell you that it's incredibly easy and takes very little time.

And if you have made your own granola, then you already know that it's a simple to make delicious treat.

Bowl of Homemade Maple Pecan Granola with Dates.

Healthier Granola

This hearty Maple Pecan Granola is nutritious, flavourful and full of texture. The oats, seeds, coconut and pecans are perfectly toasted which gives this granola a nice crunch.

This recipe for homemade granola is healthier than granola that comes out of a box. Making your own granola is the best way to control what ingredients are in your breakfast or snack and allows you to control how much sugar and fat you consume.

The maple syrup and dates used in this recipe sweeten the granola without having to use refined sugar.

Stick to using whole rolled oats in your granola since they contain fibre and protein that help fill you up. For gluten-free granola be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.

How to Make Homemade Granola

This maple pecan granola recipe is vegan since it uses coconut oil for the fat and maple syrup as the sweetener.

Granola recipes are adaptable, so don't feel that you have to stick to an exact recipe. Have fun and choose which of your favourite ingredients will go into your granola.

Just remember to maintain the same ratio of wet-to-dry ingredients as the original recipe when making substitutions. Listed below are the ingredients I used to make this granola. Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for measurements.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Rolled oats
  • Pecans. You could also use almonds or walnuts.
  • Unsweetened dried shredded coconut
  • Sunflower seeds. Make sure to use unsalted sunflower seeds.
  • Chia seeds
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil. Make sure to melt the coconut oil before measuring and adding it to your ingredients. If you don't have any coconut oil, you could use any light-tasting oil.
  • Maple syrup. I find the amount of maple syrup used in this granola just right, but if you prefer things on the sweeter side, you could add an additional tablespoon or 2.
  • Dried dates. You could also use dried cranberries or raisins.

Steps Overview:

  1. Preheat the oven and lightly oil two baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, pecan pieces, dried coconut, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Add the melted coconut oil, the maple syrup and vanilla and stir well.
  4. Spread on granola on baking sheets.
  5. Place one baking sheet on the the lowest rack and the other on the middle rack in the oven. Bake the granola for 10 minutes, stir and alternate the positions of the baking sheets. Bake for another 10 minutes. If the granola needs more toasting, stir it again and alternate the baking sheet positions one more time.
  6. Bake for a total of 20 to 25 minutes or until granola is fragrant and toasted.
  7. Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool before adding the chopped dates or other dried fruit of your choice.
Bowl of Maple Pecan Granola with Dates.

Serving Suggestions

Eat it plain as a quick snack. Serve granola with milk or yogurt for breakfast.

Make a granola parfait. Simply layer yogurt and granola in a glass or small mason jar. Add in some fresh berries or diced apples or pears for a delicious treat. If you don't have fresh fruit, you could also use jam for layering with granola and yogurt.

Storing Instructions

Store the cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. Granola can also be frozen for up to 3 months in a freezer bag. Thaw granola at room temperature before serving.

Give this homemade Maple Pecan Granola with dates a try and you'll be rewarded with wholesome delicious granola.

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Homemade Maple Pecan Granola with Dates

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
Homemade granola is quick to make and takes little effort. Try this homemade maple pecan granola with dates and you'll be rewarded with delicious and healthier granola.
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Swiss
Servings 12 Makes approx. 7 to 8 cups
Calories 366 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds unsalted
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup pitted dates coarsely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 300ºF. Lightly oil two baking sheets.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, pecan pieces, dried coconut, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon.
  • Add the melted coconut oil, the maple syrup and vanilla and stir well.
  • Spread on the two baking sheets.
  • Place each baking sheet on the two lowest racks in the oven, bake for 10 minutes. Stir the granola and then alternate their position on the racks and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Check on granola, if it needs more toasting, stir and alternate the baking sheets once again. This time check after 5 minutes to avoid over toasting the granola.
  • Depending on your oven, the granola will need a total of 20 to 25 minutes until it is fragrant and toasted.
  • Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool before adding the chopped dates or other dried fruit of your choice.

Notes

  1. Stored at room temperature in an airtight container, this granola will keep well for up to 2 weeks.
  2. Granola can also be frozen in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 7gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 46mgPotassium: 328mgFiber: 8gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 2.4mg
Keyword Homemade Maple Pecan Granola with Dates, Maple Pecan Granola, Vegan Granola
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Rebecca

Thursday 1st of February 2018

I just made this. It’s terrific! I used walnuts instead of pecans, replaced the coconut oil with canola, and left out the sunflower seeds because I was using what I had on hand. I also used date pieces and raisins for the fruit. I will make this again. Thanks for sharing this

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 3rd of February 2018

So happy you loved the granola, I also think it's great that you used what you had on hand for this recipe, thanks so much for leaving a comment!

M

Sunday 26th of June 2016

How do you keep the dates from making the granola soft? Mine is soft the next day in an airtight jar.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Hi, I haven't had that problem but here are a few things I can think of that might help keep your granola crunchy: 1) make sure to use rolled oats, not instant or quick cooking. 2) make sure you toast the granola sufficiently in the oven. 3) Add dates and all dried fruit after baking the granola. Hope that helps, let me know if you give it another try.

milkandbun

Sunday 27th of September 2015

This one is absolutely amazing thing!!! I love granola and oats! and dates are one of my fav sweets! Yummy! :) And healthy!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 27th of September 2015

So happy to hear that, hope you'll give this granola a try then.

Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

Sunday 20th of September 2015

What a delicious looking breakfast! I'll take anything with maple and pecan in it - YUM!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 20th of September 2015

Thanks! I know its hard to go wrong with pecans and maple syrup!

nagimaehashi

Friday 18th of September 2015

I LOVE HOMEMADE GRANOLA! And this looks WAY better than the boring one I usually make. Pinning! And I think I'm going to make it this morning! (It's Saturday here in Sydney!!)

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 19th of September 2015

Thank you so much for pinning Nagi. I can't believe that anything you make can be boring, I've looked at your recipes and they're so creative. Hope you like the granola!

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