Crunchy maple-nut granola

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

45 min

Makes

12 cups

Crunchy maple-nut granola

Photo: Erik Putz

This granola is made with love and other tasty ingredients, too!


Ingredients

  • 6 cups large-flake oats
  • 2 cups chopped pecans , or walnuts
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup pepitas
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup , or honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups dried fruit , (cranberries, cherries or raisins)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325F. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment.
  • Combine oats with pecans, coconut and pepitas in a large bowl. Sprinkle with cinnamon and salt. Stir oil, maple syrup and vanilla in a small bowl, then stir into oat mixture until well coated. Divide mixture between baking sheets and spread out evenly.
  • Bake in top and bottom thirds of oven, stirring every 12 min and switching sheets halfway through, until light brown and toasted, 30 to 35 min. Transfer to a rack and let stand until cool. Toss with dried fruit. Granola keeps well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition (per ¼ cup)

  • Calories
  • 136,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14 g,
  • Fat
  • 8 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November/December 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.