I am always experimenting with new healthy, quick and easy breakfast recipes. I came up with this Healthy Pecan Granola when I wanted a crumb topping to my Peach Pancakes. And it turned out perfect, tastes so great with the pancakes and on its own as well. I love this granola with greek yoghurt and some fresh peaches and berries. Or just to grab a handful straight out of the jar as a snack on the go.
Granola is easy to make yourself and I think it tastes way better than the store bought kind!
This recipe has just 5 simple ingredients and is ready in under 30 minutes, just stir and bake. Deliciously crunchy and naturally sweetened. It is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, oil free and vegan adaptable!
Making granola is fun, easy and uses everyday pantry ingredients. When you make your own you can mix and match ingredients to suit your tastebuds. And there are no additives or strange ingredients.
I used pecans but you can use other nuts if you want or even a mix of nuts. If you’d like to make the granola gluten free, be sure to buy certified gluten free oats. For a vegan granola, use maple syrup instead of honey.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ¼ cups pecans, chopped
- ¼ cups pecan butter or other nut butter
- ¼ cups honey or maple syrup
- 2-3 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
Heat the oven to 160C (325F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the honey and nut butter in a large microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir until combined.
Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Spread out on the prepared baking sheet. If you want large clusters of granola, keep it chunky, otherwise separate the mixture while spreading it out.
Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on your oven. Stir after 5 minutes and check again at the 10 minute mark.
Let cool completely before transferring to an airtight container.