Maple-Nut Granola

Maple-Nut Granola

23 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine November/December 2008

We love the maple-nut flavor combination of this heart-healthy granola, but feel free to substitute your favorite nuts or dried fruit for your own custom blend.

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips, (see Ingredient Note) or flakes
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raisins


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  1. Preheat oven to 275 °F.
  2. Combine oats, coconut, almonds, pecans, brown sugar, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in a large bowl. Combine syrup, water and oil in a medium bowl or large measuring cup and pour over the oat mixture; stir until well combined. Spread the mixture into a large (12-by-15-inch) roasting pan or large rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir, and continue baking until golden brown and beginning to crisp, about 45 minutes more. Stir in cranberries and raisins. Let cool completely before storing.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
  • Ingredient note: Large thin flakes of dried coconut called coconut chips make attractive garnishes. Find them in the produce section of large supermarkets or at
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1/2 cup
  • Per serving: 251 calories; 12 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 32 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 12 g added sugars; 2 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 31 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 4 mg sodium; 112 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 2 fat

Reviews 23

August 15, 2016
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By: Jessica Phillips
My go to granola recipe. I make this as the recipe states Everytime. It turns out perfect. Thanks for the awesome recipe.
April 19, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Maple Nut Granola One of the best healthy granolas I have ever made. I will use this recipe when I make granola. It is very tasty and healthy with all the great healthy ingredients such as seeds and nuts. I, like fellow reviewers, did not include the brown sugar. I found the recipe was sweet enough with the recommended maple syrup in the recipe and did not need the brown sugar. I did not have coconut chips and only had unsweetened shredded coconut. I added the unsweetened shredded coconut at the very end of the cooking time and ensured it did not burn. Although the recipe indicates a 1/2 cup serving I try to only enjoy it one tablespoon at a time in my yogurt or add it to my cereal. This is definitely a keeper. Pros: Easy with Available Ingredients in Most Pantries Cons: None
December 19, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
BEST granola recipe EVER! So easy, so delicious! I add whatever nut/seed combination found in the pantry/freezer and it's always great!
April 19, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Easy and great tasting! Made this for the first time. I halved the maple syrup and the brown sugar since I prefer granola less sweet. For the nuts, I only used almonds and did not put any of the coconut in it. I did add some hemp hearts. Will make this again and add something different. I love the versatility of this recipe! Pros: Fast to put together, easy Cons: None
April 08, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Great breakfast I have tried this recipe several times and it's just great. Since my husband is not fond of coconut chips i replace it with flaxseed. You can also use orange juice in place of water for enhanced flavour.
January 19, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Great granola but 1.5 hours is too long! I add an egg white both for binding and protein. I delete all the fruit and use only syrup. I add academics, pecans and sunflowers to equal two cups. Also I flavor with cinnamon and almond extract. It is the only granola I make!!!! Pros: Like others, I halved the sweetening and it adapted easily. Cons: Burnt it the first time around...
June 03, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Simple and delicious Super easy to make, and really good. My go to granola.
December 13, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty but too sweet I read the reviews beforehand and noticed that a couple of people mentioned it was too sweet, so I just added the maple syrup and it was plenty sweet. I can't imagine adding more sugar to it, especially if you add it to sweetened yogurt. Also, I used quick oats because that's what I had on hand and it turned out fine. Pros: Good crunch and variety of stuff Cons: Too sweet
January 07, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Tried and True! I've tried tons of different granola recipes over the years, but always come back to this one! Everyone who tries it raves about it. I occasionally tweak it a bit using half honey, half regular syrup, and a bit of molasses when I don't have maple syrup, and it's still awesome. Also usually add a few cashews as well. It's become our family specialty!