Maple Pecan Crunch Granola

Joan Link Recipe

By Joan Link Link


This recipe is from Elk Creek Lodge in Meeker, CO. It is delicious served alone with milk, or mixed with other cereals, or over oatmeal.. Also delicious served with yogurt and fruit.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Pack this up for a hike, or kick back and snack during the game... either way this is simply de-lish!


3 c
old fashioned oats
1/2 c
sliced almonds
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1/2 c
wheat germ
1/2 c
pecan halves
1/2 c
maple syrup
1/3 c
canola oil
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
dried cherries
1/2 c
chopped dried apricots
1/2 c
golden raisins

Directions Step-By-Step

In large bowl, toss oats, almonds, pecans (both chopped and halves) and wheat germ.
Whisk oil, maple syrup, canola oil, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Pour over oat mixture, and toss to coat well. Spread onto jelly roll pan, and put into preheated 350 oven for 5-7 minutes. Stir well and return to oven for another 5-10 minutes, or until toasted golden.
Remove from oven. Add cherries, apricots, and raisins. Toss together. Cool. Put into ziplock bags, or air tight container

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American

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Susan Butler VABaker
Dec 24, 2012
Love this granola recipe! Also love that it is so versatile. Sub in whatever you like for a different spin. I would think you could make this into bars by adding a little more oil/syrup/wheat germ to bind it together and then bake until firm. If it didn't work you could always break it up into cereal or little snack bites. Happy baking!
sherry monfils smonfils
Sep 24, 2012
This would be great w/ greek yogurt as a parfait! Thanks for sharing=)
Joan Link Link
Sep 20, 2012
Doris, if you'll check on page 4 of the comments, you'll find the caloric and carb contents listed. Hope you enjoy the recipe
Doris Flynn Hyd
Sep 20, 2012
It does sound like it would make a good granola bar, but would like to know the calories and carb content.
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Sep 18, 2012
Congratulations on being one of the featured recips on the Home Page this week (9-18-`12)