For a quick breakfast or healthy munching, nothing hits the spot like crunchy granola. Good-for-you ingredients like oats, flaxseed and pecans—plus brown sugar and maple syrup—make it a truly addictive treat.—Serena DiRienzo, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
- 7 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, pecans, flax and salt; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, syrup, water and oil. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Pour over oat mixture and toss to coat.
- Transfer to two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 300° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 202 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
Originally published as Maple Pecan Granola in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2010