Breakfast/Brunch

September 13, 2021

Salted Maple Granola

Salted Maple Granola is the ultimate granola for fall breakfasts. Sweet and salty, crisp and crunchy, it’s the perfect complement to seasonal fruits like pears and apples. And it’s a quick and easy way to make your house smell incredible! The scent of maple and cinnamon will fill your kitchen and warm it right up on a chilly autumn day. 

With the combination of sweet and salty nuts and seeds in this Salted Maple granola, it’s a delicious snack, too. This granola is easy to eat - almost like a trail mix - for a little mid-morning or afternoon snack. It meets my perfect snack trifecta of protein, fat and fiber!

My favorite way to eat this granola is layered with plain Greek yogurt and fresh diced pears. Pears marry with the maple and pecans deliciously, and enhance the seasonality of this granola flavor. Salted Maple Granola would also be an awesome pairing for my Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls. Put this Salted Maple Granola on top of mashed sweet potatoes, and it’s almost like having sweet potato casserole for breakfast! 

Ingredients assembled for Salted Maple Granola
Assemble your ingredients.

Dry ingredients and wet ingredients ready to mix together for granola
Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, then mix together.

Side by side of unbaked and finished Salted Maple Granola
Spread granola evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet, then bake until golden and crisp.

Small bowl with Greek yogurt and Salted Maple Granola, garnished with sliced fresh pears
Serve granola with yogurt and seasonal fruit such as pears.

Salted Maple Granola

Salted Maple Granola is the ultimate granola for fall breakfasts. Sweet and salty, crisp and crunchy, it’s the perfect complement to seasonal fruits like pears and apples.

Author:

Kira Freed - The Joyful Plateful

Prep:

5

min

cook:

30

min

total:

35

min

Ingredients

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup pecans

1 cup pepitas

1/2 cup hemp hearts

1 tsp. sea salt or pink Himalayan salt

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat, and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the oats, pecans, pepitas, hemp hearts, salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  3. Stir together the maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Add to the dry ingredients, and stir until everything is combined and moistened.
  4. Transfer the granola mixture to the prepared baking sheet. Spread out into an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
  5. Allow the granola to cool on the baking sheet, which will help it become crisp and crunchy.
  6. Store in air tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. 
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May 24, 2022
Elizabeth
I don't normally comment on recipes but this has got to be the best thing I've ever made. It came together pretty easy and made five meals - perfect for meal prep for the week. I already can't wait to make it again.
January 22, 2022
Sherry Ruiter
I love this section!!!!!