Joan Link Recipe

Maple Pecan Crunch Granola

By Joan Link Link

Recipe Rating:
 13 Ratings
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Joan's Story

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

  • Comments

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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 15, 2011
    I shared a photo of this recipe.
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    Suzanne Olsen CorgiGirl - Mar 18, 2011
    I use granola in my yogurt, European style. It's good and healthy. I cannot wait to try this recipe and make my own. I will be getting the ingredients today!
  • user
    Lorrie Contreras mexibit - Mar 18, 2011
    Does anyon have the nutritional values for this recipe? Sounds yummy!!
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    anita Papadopoulos anitapap - Mar 19, 2011
    I made your granola today. This is my first attempt at granola. I usually buy it and eat it with my Greek Yogurt. Well, I'll never buy it again!! This granola is wonderful!! The hint of maple flavor is just perfect. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
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    Joan Link Link - Mar 20, 2011
    To Anita: I'm so happy that you liked the recipe! Thanks for your comment