Crunchy maple-nut granola

    • Prep Time15 mins
    • Total Time45 mins
    • Makes12 cups
Crunchy maple-nut granola

Photo: Erik Putz

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


  • 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)


  • 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)

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

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

This article was originally published on Nov 07, 2018