I’m addicted to granola. I eat it in my yogurt daily, throw it on top of smoothie bowls, dip the big ol’ clusters in nut butter and also scoop a handful straight outta the jar and into my mouth. Seriously though, there is NOTHING like a good batch of homemade granola. It’s heaven. Each week I make a batch as part of my meal prep on Sundays and this week’s recipe was On. Point. Ready for it? 5 Ingredient Maple Pecan Granola.
Guys, it’s only Tuesday and I’m already making a preeeetty good dent in it. I keep telling myself that my husband is devouring it just as often as I am, but, let’s be honest… it’s all me! It’s seriously that good.
There is something about the buttery-ness of pecans that just makes my heart sing. I don’t have them around too often, mostly because I’d eat ten dollars worth in the matter of two days. Them babies aren’t exactly cheap! However, I was recently at FreshThyme getting the almonds I needed for my almond butter twice baked sweet potatoes I made a while back (bookmark that recipe.. it’s amaze!) and kinda went ham in the bulk aisle. I came home with quite a few bags of different goodies (pecans, pepitas, walnuts). PLEASE tell me that I am not the only one who has zero self control when it comes to bulk foods?! It’s like I get a high off of the endless variety!
Anyway, so, yeah, I had pecans on hand and an itchin’ to use them! I also had some Michigan pure maple syrup (AKA liquid GOLD!) that was dying to be opened. And boom, there you have it, 5 ingredient maple pecan granola came to be!
I love that this recipe is so in tune with the holiday season. I mean, it’s basically a granola version of pecan pie. Ain’t nobody mad about that!
Give this recipe a go and then tell me you aren’t devouring it at an insane rate, I dare you.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup applesauce
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- Preheat Oven to 375 degrees, lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine oats, applesauce, syrup, and vanilla, coating evenly.
- Fold in pecans.
- Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet, pressing firmly to form clusters.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes, stirring and breaking up large pieces every 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool thoroughly.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to one week.
Don’t forget to pin this recipe for your next meal prep sesh!
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