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Crispy Sweet Pecan Granola

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 4 to 5 cups.

This loose-textured granola will stay fresh for at least three weeks if stored in an airtight container.


  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 3 cups old-fashioned (not quick-cooking) rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecan halves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. table salt
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 Tbs. pure vanilla extract

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size per 1/2 cup
  • Calories (kcal) : 230
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 110
  • Fat (g): 12
  • Saturated Fat (g): 1
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 7
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 65
  • Carbohydrates (g): 29
  • Fiber (g): 4
  • Protein (g): 4


  • Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and heat the oven to 300°F. Spray two rimmed baking sheets with vegetable oil spray. In a large bowl, mix the oats, pecans, cinnamon, and salt. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is melted. Stir in the oil and vanilla. Remove from the heat and pour over the oat mixture. Stir with a spoon until well mixed.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the oiled baking sheets and spread in an even layer. Bake for 15 min., stir, and switch the positions of the pans, and then bake until the oats are golden brown and the nuts look well toasted, another 10 to 15 min.. The oats may feel soft but will crisp as they cool. Let cool completely in the pans.


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Reviews (5 reviews)

  • Virgie | 07/05/2011

    Excellent balance of sweet, crunchy and yummy Pecans. Easy to make. It stays lose, not in clumps, which is good for sprinkling over yogurt or as a topping for fruit crisp. Watch that it doesn't burn.

  • mtrevett | 12/20/2009

    This is the easiest and the best granola recipe I have made. Crispy and just the right amount of sweetness and cinnamon.

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