A friend and co-worker of mine, Denise, gave me a yummy homemade gift this past Christmas season…Honey Pecan Granola. And she included the recipe, too, which I was excited about, because I love this granola! Denise got this wonderful recipe from her daughter’s boyfriend’s mother Debbie. She had given Denise the granola last Christmas and it was so good Denise made three batches this year for Christmas gifts! Hence, I am calling this recipe Debbie’s Honey Pecan Granola, and I’m so glad Debbie made it for Denise so Denise could make it for me! 🙂 I’ll want to carry on that tradition myself next year! But it’s a recipe you’ll also want to make throughout the year for your family and friends because it’s not only really good but it’s healthy, too, sweetened with honey and flaked coconut. It’s great for breakfast with milk or mixed in with yogurt. I like to snack on it just the way it is. Denise told me that others told her it was really good as a topping for vanilla ice cream. So it’s a pretty versatile recipe! Thanks, Debbie and Denise, for sharing this!
DEBBIE’S HONEY PECAN GRANOLA
- 6 cups old-fashioned oats
- 3 cups flaked coconut
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 1/2 cups canola oil
- 1 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 225˚F. Combine oats, coconut, and pecans in large bowl.
Microwave oil, honey, and vanilla in small bowl until honey is like the consistency of water, about 1 minute.
Pour honey mixture over oat mixture and combine well. Spread this onto a 15″ greased sheet pan and bake at 225 degrees for 2 1/2 hours, turning granola every 30 minutes to keep it from over-browning.
Remove from oven and spread onto waxed paper (or parchment paper) to cool.
What a yummy way to start the day! Do you have a favorite granola recipe?
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