Cranberry Pecan Granola

Granola is definitely one of my favorite foods! It fills me up and satisfies my craving for something sweet and crunchy. I tinkered around with Alton Brown's basic granola recipe until it met all of my criteria for the perfect granola. Crunchy, sweet and a little bit salty with the toothsome nuttiness of whole and chopped pecans, I almost always keep a batch of this on hand for a quick breakfast or a delicious snack.
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
2 cups whole pecans
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup Craisins


Preheat your oven to 250 degrees
Add the oats, coconut and brown sugar to a large bowl.
 Put your pecans in a bag and give them a few good whacks with a rolling pin. 
Great for stress relief and gives you a perfect combination of whole nuts and nut pieces.
 Add the nuts to the bowl and combine with a fork.
 In a measuring cup, add the syrup, oil and salt. Stir to combine. Pour over the oat mixture and stir.
 In a 9x13 pan coated with nonstick spray, spread the oat mixture evenly.
Bake for roughly an hour, stirring every fifteen minutes.
While still warm, add the granola back to your large bowl.
Stir in the chocolate chips and Craisins.
 This granola will keep for up to a month in an airtight container if you don't wolf it all down sooner
It makes a fantastic gift when added to a mason jar or decorative container.
I love to eat this granola mixed with Greek yogurt and frozen raspberries.
Feels like an indulgence, but it's just so simple to make!
Definitely make this recipe your own by changing up the type of nuts you use or adding different mix-ins like raisins or chopped, dried apricots. The possibilities are endless!


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