Taste Tested: Maple Pecan Granola

Oh, granola — not just the food of hippies and vegans anymore — our Ontario maple pecan granola can convert even the strictest of naysayers! TasteTestednew3 “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�

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Recipe: Maple Pecan Granola

Summary: Feel free to switch up the nuts and grains in this simple recipe!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Place oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds,
  3. pecans, syrup, oil, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove granola from oven and season with more salt to taste.
  6. 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

About Taste Tested

From the farm to the table, it�s easy to be inspired by Ontario�s endless parade of edibles. WithA�?Taste Tested?, OCTA�s staff are sharing their freshest finds and dishing outA�their favourites of the season. A�Come discover what�s on our table � literally!

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