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Simple Homemade Granola with Pecans and Oats

Updated: May 30, 2022

This granola is so simple to make and perfect for breakfast as a cereal topped with berries, hemp seeds, flax meal or as an afternoon snack by itself or sprinkle on top of plant-based yogurt. If you want less oil, cut the coconut oil in half and add more maple to ensure the granola-like texture. To make it higher in plant-based protein and more diverse in nutrients, add pumpkin seeds, walnuts or almonds.


  • 4 cups oats

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • salt to taste

How to make

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Combine dry ingredients—oats, cinnamon and pecans, in a large bowl.

  • Warm coconut oil, maple and vanilla on the stovetop in a small saucepan. Stir to combine ingredients.

  • Once coconut oil is fully melted, pour into the dry mixture. Stir until all of the oats are coated with the coconut oil and maple syrup mixture.

  • Spread out evenly on the parchment-line baking sheet.

  • Sprinkle lightly with sea salt.

  • Bake for 13 minutes, stirring halfway in between. Take out of the oven and let cool before placing in a container for use all week! Note: the granola will get crispy upon cooking but if it still feels a little moist after cooling then place back in the oven, baking at 350 degrees F for 5-10 more minutes. Be careful not to burn though!

Nutrition Information

Per serving (4 servings): 706 calories, 84 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams fiber, 12 grams protein, 39 grams fat, 9 milligrams sodium

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