Breakfast, Snacks

Easy Pecan Granola

1 December, 2016

pecan granola

Here in Texas, we have a lot of pecan trees. I remember my grandma had a big one in her yard, and when we were younger, we would pick the pecans off the grass, crack them with a nutcracker, and enjoy them as a snack.

I don’t have any pecan trees in my yard now, but there are a few here in the neighborhood. I accidentally stepped on a pecan the other day and thought about picking it up and eating it. But I didn’t, because I didn’t want literal street food that had touched the sole of my shoe. Luckily, it’s easy enough to buy a bag of already shelled pecans and use them in a bunch of dishes! I use them in salads, cookies, or just to snack on. But I really love them in granola. Those big pieces taste so good with the toasted oats and honey.

The key to a good pecan granola is to not add the pecans in until the very end of cooking. Trust me on this. The first time I attempted pecan granola last year, I wound up with a very burnt taste in my mouth from the pecans that had spent way too long getting roasted. Learn from my mistakes.

granola in the making

making granola

chopped pecans

pecan granola

pecan granola

pecan granola

pecan granola

Easy Pecan Granola
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1½ tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1½ tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup pecans, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Combine the oats, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine the melted coconut oil, honey, and vanilla in a small bowl and.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the oat mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Spread the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes, then stir.
  7. Cook for 20 more minutes, then stir.
  8. Add the chopped pecans and stir to combine.
  9. Cook 5 more minutes then cool and enjoy!

 

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    […] that easy pecan granola I made? Well I had to put it to good use. Eating granola on its own is not as enticing as eating it […]

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