Oh, granola — not just the food of hippies and vegans anymore — our Ontario maple pecan granola can convert even the strictest of naysayers! “Breakfast is the most important meal of the deal, or so they tell me. A�I’ve never been much of a breakfast person, but recently–a friend turned me onto homemade granola. A�He tops it with milk or yogurt in the morning, but I love it as a sweet and crunchy snack to fuel that midday boost we’re all needing these days!” A�
Recipe: Maple Pecan Granola
Summary: Feel free to switch up the nuts and grains in this simple recipe!
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup Ontario pumpkin seeds, hulled
- 1 cup Ontario sunflower seeds, hulled
- 1 1/4 cup raw Ontario pecans, left whole or coarsely chopped
- 1 cup dried Ontario cranberries
- 3/4 cup pure Ontario maple syrup
- 1/2 cup Ontario pumpkin seed oil, canola oil or melted butter
- 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
- Coarse salt
- Heat oven to 300 degrees.
- Place oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds,
- pecans, syrup, oil, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
- Spread granola mixture in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to oven and bake, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until granola is toasted, about 45 minutes.
- Remove granola from oven and season with more salt to taste.
- Let cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s) Cooking time: 45 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
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