The next time you go to buy granola, stop and make your own at home. Save money and enjoy easy almond pecan granola any time you want.
My youngest son and I love granola. I usually purchase it at Target or Sprouts in the flavors we love but I decided to try my hand at making it for us.
Almond, pecan, coconut, maple, honey, and chocolate chip granola was too long a name, although those are the ingredients. The flavors really work though.
I used mini chips but they got lots with the oats and nuts so next time I’ll use regular size chocolate chips.
Making homemade granola is so easy and I will never buy store-bought again. It’s really budget-friendly too.
This recipe is delicious as is but is easily customizable to keep breakfast interesting. Change up the nuts, omit the coconut, add sunflower seeds, and include raisins or Craisins to mix up flavors each time you make it.
Just have a look around your pantry and decide what would make this granola different. This is a great recipe to use up pantry staples.
- 4 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk)
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/8 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cooking Spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, pecans, chocolate chips and coconut.
- In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, oil, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Heat for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture; stir to coat.
- Transfer to prepared baking sheet.
- Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.
- Store in an airtight container.