Addicting (Healthy) Maple Pecan Granola

Move over store-bought granola. This lower-sugar, super-food filled version is equal parts healthy and satisfying and taste so good it will quickly become your go-to yogurt topper. 

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Granola is one of those foods that make me cringe a little when I put in my grocery cart because any of the good brands are just so expensive. Yet, I'm usually too lazy to make it at home. Well, not anymore. This granola is easy, flexible  (No pecans? Try walnuts.  Want to make it nut free? Use pumpkin or sunflower seeds. You get the idea.), and SO delicious.  I may currently be eating it by the handful (insert blushing emoji). 

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The best part about making your own is you can keep the ingredients to only the real good stuff, meaning no long list of unrecognizable ingredients. If there were a nutrition facts label, sugar would NOT be the first ingredient (the first ingredient is always the most prominent). It's filled with superfoods like nuts, seeds and oats that provide fiber and a handful of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients/antioxidants. 

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This recipe lasts my husband and I about 4-6 days for topping yogurt in the morning and the occasional handful for a quick snack. You might want to double or triple the recipe. Just sayin'. 

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Addicting Maple Pecan Granola
Filled with superfoods like chia, oats, and nuts, this maple sweetened granola takes your yogurt parfait to the next level.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 FMix oats, pecans, chia seeds, and coconut together in a mixing bowl. Add maple syrup and melted coconut oil and stir until ingredients are well coated. Spread mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until granola is golden brown. I recommend tossing at 15 minutes so it cooks evenly.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8-10