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Olive Oil Granola with Pecans, Coconut and Pumpkin Seeds

Beth Lee
Once you make this homemade olive oil granola loaded with pecans, coconut and pumpkin seeds, you will never buy granola again. So easy and so versatile -- top your yogurt, grab a handful as a snack or sprinkle on a bowl of ice cream!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 298 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats not quick cooking
  • 1 ½ cups or more roughly chopped raw pecans walnuts and almonds work well also
  • ½ - 1 cup hulled pumpkin seeds optional
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut optional
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup olive oil can use canola oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey can also use agave nectar (slightly less)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees, or 300 convect.
  • Have two sheet pans ready, lined with silicone mats or parchment paper (optional).
  • In a large bowl, stir together the first six ingredients – oats, coconut, pumpkin seeds, nuts, cinnamon, and salt
  • In a smaller bowl, stir together the oil, maple syrup (or honey), vanilla and almond extract. Add this mixture to the larger bowl and combine well.
  • Spread in an even layer on the two sheet pans. Bake for approx. 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so. Note the color before you place them in the oven – it's done when it has noticeably darkened. It will be soft when you first take it out. Let it cool on the sheet pans. It will harden as it does. Store in a glass jar, cereal holder, or Ziploc bag. (Remember to add the dried fruit as soon as it comes out of the oven if you are using any.)
  • Eat alone as a snack, top your favorite yogurt, add bananas, strawberries, and milk or sprinkle on your favorite frozen yogurt or ice cream.

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Notes

  • Dried fruit options: cherries, apricots, raisins, currants, barberries, cranberries. If you use dried fruit, add it in after the baking is done, as soon as it comes out of the oven. We prefer our granola crunchy, not chewy and leave out the fruit.
  • Another good add after the granola comes out of the oven? Chia seeds. Or you can mix in some flax seed before you cook the oats.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 150mgPotassium: 211mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
Keyword breakfast, granola, snack
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