Butter Pecan Granola

My house smells amazing right now thanks to this easy recipe. I adapted it from this Southern Living recipe because the grocery store didn’t have wheat germ (not that I’d want to eat something called wheat germ, anyways) or sesame seeds. And my way turned out pretty dang good.

So, see the original Southern Living recipe here, or use mine below. Note, their recipe makes enough for a North Korean army, so I halved the amounts in mine. It still filled a large sheet pan.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1.5 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
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Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°.

Stir together melted butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl.

Add oats, pecans and sunflower seeds and stir until mixture is evenly coated.

Spread oat mixture on a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

Bake 22 minutes or until toasted, stirring every 10 minutes.

Spread granola onto wax paper, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).

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Nom nom.

I’m going to have mine over some yogurt in the morning. It should be slightly healthier than the bag of sausage balls I demolished over the past week during my staycation. 😉

XOXO,
Jenn

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