Maple-Pecan Granola

  • Serve Maple Pecan Granola with yogurt, honey and fruit garnish for any holiday gathering.

    Serve Maple Pecan Granola with yogurt, honey and fruit garnish for any holiday gathering. Alicia Ross/Desperation Dinners

 
Posted11/30/2011 6:00 AM

3 cups old-fashioned whole oats

1 cup pecan pieces

⅓ cup real maple syrup

4 tablespoons butter

⅓ cup light brown sugar

teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Combine oats and pecan pieces in a medium bowl. Set aside. In 2-cup glass measure, combine maple syrup, butter, sugar and salt. Microwave, uncovered, until butter is melted, about 90 seconds. (Make sure it doesn't boil over in your microwave.) Drizzle butter mixture over oats and pecans, and stir well to mix. Spread oat mixture in a single layer on a large (11-inch-by-17-inch) jellyroll pan.

Bake 15 minutes, then remove to stir well. Bake another 15 minutes, until oats are golden brown and crisp. Remove and let cool completely before packaging.

Makes 5 cups.

@Recipe nutrition:Nutrition values per tablespoon: 33 calories (50 percent from fat), 2 g fat (0 saturated), 4 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, .5 g protein, 1.5 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium.

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