Welcome to the delicious world of homemade granola! In today’s post, we’re sharing our enticing Maple Pecan Granola recipe, a vegan treat that’s not just yummy but also super simple to prepare. Let’s dive in!
My daughter always asked me why we didn’t make pecan granola! When I started the granola company, we had 12 flavors, none of which were pecan. While I love pecans, I never created a pecan granola. I’m not quite sure why! It is delicious.
Loving what you do for work can be incredibly satisfying. But sometimes, it can also make what was once special boring and repetitive. I have made so much granola in my life that I sometimes feel like I don’t want to see another piece of oat again! Many years after starting my granola company, my daughter was craving some. While she was visiting, I decided to surprise her and make maple pecan granola to take home.
Maple Pecan Granola: Tips and FAQs
Is Granola Vegan?
Granola is often vegan, but inspecting the ingredients for non-vegan items like butter, honey, or certain types of chocolate chips is essential. For peace of mind, homemade granola is the way to go. This maple pecan granola recipe is entirely vegan and incredibly easy to whip up.
Can You Freeze Pecan Granola?
Absolutely! Granola’s versatility extends to its storage. You can freeze it in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Remember to label the container with the date to keep track of freshness. When ready to enjoy it, simply defrost it overnight on your counter for a crunchy, delicious breakfast or snack.
Are All Oats Gluten-Free?
While oats are naturally gluten-free, cross-contamination with gluten-containing grains can occur during processing. For those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, it’s crucial to choose oats that are certified gluten-free. This ensures they’ve been processed in a gluten-free environment, keeping your granola safe and enjoyable for everyone.
- Oat Varieties – Feel free to choose between standard or gluten-free oats based on your dietary preferences.
- Personalized Extras – Enhance your granola with your favorite ingredients. Feel free to experiment with various mix-ins like dried cranberries, apple chunks, raisins, assorted nuts, chocolate chips, or even a spoonful of peanut butter.
- Taste Profiles – Infuse your granola with delightful flavors such as cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, or maple syrup. If you fancy butter, simply melt and combine it with maple syrup before adding it to your mix.
- Choice of Oil – Opt for olive or coconut oil when preparing your granola. Both offer unique flavor profiles and health benefits.
Ways to Enjoy Your Maple Pecan Granola?
The beauty of granola lies in its versatility. For a quick snack on the go, simply pack it in a ziplock bag and enjoy its crunchy goodness. It also makes a delightful topping for your favorite yogurt or ice cream, adding a crunch and flavor.
But why stop there? Elevate your granola experience with my Homemade Almond Milk for a delightful breakfast combo. The creamy almond milk perfectly complements the crunchy granola, creating a symphony of flavors in every bite.
Or, if you’re in the mood for a heartier breakfast, why not pair the granola with a savory dish like our Mediterranean Quiche? The combination of sweet and savory will kickstart your day on a high note! No matter how you choose to enjoy it, our Maple Pecan Granola will keep you satisfied and energized.
Tell Me How I’m Doing?
Made this vegan, gluten-free Maple Pecan Granola already? Let me know. Tag #ranasrecipe on Instagram and share your creation. Leave a comment or review; I’d love to hear from you!