9.04.2012

Pecan Pie Granola




Here in the south there is no shortage of Pecan Pie recipes.. Leading to its availability at just about anywhere.. Like the food section in the Quick Trip by my house. Although, there is something about gas station pie that screams…
DON’T DO IT…
But boiled peanuts, now that’s different.. of course you can eat those out of that dingy jar that’s probably been there all week.. It’s ok really..

Like I was saying, Pecan Pie is a southern desert made mostly (but not limited too) Pecans, molasses, brown sugar, corn syrup and eggs; and just about everyone’s grandmother, mother, sister, uncle, dog and cat has a recipe for it.. I’ve tried several of these recipes and I’ll say that my taste tend to lean toward the ones with a few cups teaspoons of Bourbon..
This chewy toasted pecan delight often encased in buttery pastry, was served at just about every Thanksgiving, Christmas, Baptism, Wedding, Thank The Lord Jesus it’s Sunday Dinner I’ve eaten since I was running around trying to show people my knickers..
But never at breakfast.. Which always had me wondering how can I have my slice of Pecan Pie for breakfast..


Pecan Pie Granola.





You might need these:

4 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
3 tablespoons flax seeds
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup real maple syrup
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt



Heat oven to 350
Mix together oats, pecans, coconut and flax seeds in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, syrup, brown sugar and salt. Pour oil mixture over rolling oats mixture, and toss thoroughly.


Evenly spread out oat mixture on two rimmed baking sheets .
Bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through, until golden.


Let granola cool completely before storing in a container.

This Granola is good.. Pecan Pie would be better... but I think this is a much healthier option....

I think..








14 comments :

  1. I absolutely love this idea! Here's hoping I have sometime this week to make some.

    PS. How delicious will this be over ice cream? My guess is crazy delicious!

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  2. Thank Ladies... Over ice cream... Geez now I have to try that.. LOL!!

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  3. I love this recipe! Looks so incredibly yummy. Your photos are beautiful.

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    1. That's so sweet... if only it were true! LOL!!! : )

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  5. Looks soooooo yummy!!! I am totally bookmarking this one... and the oreo pie too! ;)
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  6. Pecan pie granola? Yes please! I will take jars and jars!

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    1. Thanks Russell!!! I think it is important that you know how much I love everything about Chasing Delicious and The Boys Club!!

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  7. Erika, thank you very much for following Carole's Chatter. Have a great week.

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  8. I love Pecans .... and this looks absolutely DELICIOUS!
    Yummy!

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  9. Mmm...I love pecan pie! I haven't had any in so long, this granola sounds fabulous! Homemade granola is the best, and it lasts forever, will have to try :)

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