If you love the combination of sweet and salty then this Maple Pecan Granola will be your new favourite granola! It’s made with maple syrup, pecans and sea salt for that perfect sweet and salty combination you won’t be able to stop eating.

maple pecan granola in a bowl with a spoon

Homemade granola with maple and pecans

Granola is a staple in my kitchen. It’s one of those things I make every couple of weeks on my food prep day and keep on hand to eat on top of yogurt parfaits, chia pudding or on its own by the handful straight from the jar!

I used to always buy granola in the grocery store until I discovered just how easy it is to make at home! I’m serious. It’s one of those things that you don’t realize how simple it is to make until you make it. And once you do, you won’t be able to stop!

This sweet and salty maple pecan granola is my all-time favourite granola recipe. I’m a huge fan of the sweet and salty combination, and this granola is no exception. The hint of salt pairs so well with the maple syrup in this recipe and gives it that sweet and salty sort of taste. If you don’t like the sweet and salty combo then you can just leave the salt out altogether.

Why you’ll love this granola

  • Better than store-bought. That’s right, once you go homemade, you’ll never go back! Not only is homemade granola healthier than store-bought, but I promise you it tastes wayyy better.
  • Best flavour….ever. Have you ever taken a bite of something and couldn’t stop eating it because it tastes so darn good? Well, that’s exactly the experience you’ll have with this granola recipe.
  • Great for meal prep. Granola is great to meal prep and stays for weeks in the pantry.

Maple Pecan Granola ingredients

  • Oats
  • Rice crisps or puffed quinoa
  • Pecans
  • Chia seeds (optional, but for some added nutrients!)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract

How to make Maple Pecan Granola

Step 1

Add the oats, puffed quinoa or rice crisps, chia seeds, cinnamon and sea salt and mix together.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Then pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix together until everything is evenly coated.

Step 3

Spread the granola onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven at 300 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

What to serve with this granola

There are so many different ways you can eat or serve granola. One of the best ways is to just grab a handful directly from the jar while you stand in your kitchen 😉 , but here are some other ways you can serve it.

  • In a bowl with your favourite type of milk
  • Sprinkled on yogurt
  • Sprinkled on chia pudding
  • Sprinkled on oatmeal
  • On top of toast with nut butter
  • On top of pancakes or waffles

How to store maple pecan granola

Store this granola in an airtight container or a large jar in a cool and dry place such as a pantry for up to 4 weeks.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Use rolled oats. These are also sometimes called “large flake oats.” These oats will give the granola a better texture than quick oats.
  • Check the granola halfway through cooking. Different ovens can cook slightly differently, so check on your granola bout 15 minutes into the cooking process. If you notice the edges are starting to brown too much, mix the granola up and then place it back in the oven.
  • Let cool before eating. The granola needs to cool to become crispy.
A bowl of maple pecan granola with almond milk

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maple pecan granola in a bowl with a spoon

Sweet and Salty Maple Pecan Granola

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


My all-time favourite granola recipe loaded with oats, maple syrup and pecans!


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  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, rice crisps, pecans, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well until it’s evenly coated.
  5. Spread your granola out evenly onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown, flipping the pan halfway through.
  6. Let cool on the countertop completely before storing it.


Store in a large jar or container


  • Serving Size: 1/10th of recipe
  • Calories: 175
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g

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