This is a great snack or cereal. On cold winter mornings, pour on a little milk and heat in the microwave for a warm and comforting breakfast.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Mix oats, pecans, walnuts, flax seed, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

  • Stir canola oil, maple syrup, maple flavoring, and salt together in a small bowl; pour over the oat mixture and stir to coat evenly.

  • Spread the resulting mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 40 minutes.

  • Set granola aside to cool completely before breaking into chunks. Store in an air-tight container.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 22.4g; fat 11.5g; sodium 35.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2012
Awesome! Added a half cup shredded coconut and subbed coconut oil for canola oil and vanilla for maple extract. This is a definite keeper! Oh I don't like cinnamon in my granola so I left it out. Thanks! Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2012
Awesome! Added a half cup shredded coconut and subbed coconut oil for canola oil and vanilla for maple extract. This is a definite keeper! Oh I don't like cinnamon in my granola so I left it out. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2013
I thought this was good granola. The cook times were exact too. I lined a large baking sheet with foil and turned it after 20 minutes and then again after 15 minutes. I baked it on the bottom rack farthest away from the heat source. It makes quite a bit, but I know it will get eaten as cereal or on yogurt or ice cream. I assumed ground flax seed was flax meal and used that. It makes it a little messy if eating it by hand though. Only other downside, of the recipe, is maple syrup is so expensive and this takes 2/3 a cup of it. However, the maple flavor does come through and it smells very good while baking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2014
For lower calorie count use 1/4 cup of coconut oil instead of 1/3 canola. I used 1/2 tsp salt and sprinkled more on top. Omitted flavoring, seeds, and cinnamon, added vanilla. Perfect. At least half the price of store bought, and soooo much better. What's with those tiny bags of $4.00 stale store bought granola anyway? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2015
My new favorite smell? Baking this delicious granola!! The only alterations I made were coconut oil instead of canola, for an extra healthy boost & added extra pecans in place of walnuts. Perfect! I am never buying store granola again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2015
I fell in love with maple granola on a trip to New England but haven't been able to find it in the Northwest so I was really happy to find this recipe. I used pure maple syrup as called for but did substitute coconut oil for the canola oil. Other than that I made as written, including maple flavoring and cinnamon, but since I didn't have pecans I subbed sliced almonds and added flaked coconut and raisins because I like both in my granola. I don't believe these things substantially changes the wonderful maple flavor of this granola. Now the big question - should I keep this to myself or share with DH. LOL Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
Awesome! I followed the recipe, and added a few things on my own. I took 2 tbl. spoon of peanut butter and microwaved it with 1 tbl. spoon of coconut oil until melted and added it to the original oil mixture. Instead of using pure maple syrup I substituted 1/2 real and half artificial (cheeper!) . And I also added vanilla as well :D After baking it, I added honey to clump it up, and it turned out amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2017
Just to add some sweetness to it. The last 5-8 minutes of cooking time, I pull it out and drizzle honey over it. Then when it cool it actually stays in little bite size clumps. I can get all my kids to eat it and it is now a favorite for car rides. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2013
I skipped the flax seed and used 1/2 tsp almond extract and 1/2 tsp vanilla in place of the maple flavoring. I used sugar free syrup. Turned out well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2019
There’s nothing like homemade granola! I tweaked the recipe a bit. Instead of pecans I used almonds. Instead of maple flavoring I used vanilla. I also added a mixture of sweetened and unsweetened coconut - about 1/2 cup and an extra 1/4 cup maple syrup to balance the extra dry ingredients. Lastly, to add extra crunch, I added 10 minutes to the baking time at 300 degrees, then another 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Be sure to check often so it doesn’t burn. Enjoy! Read More
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