Pecan Pie Granola

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This pecan pie granola is SO good, it almost tastes like dessert! I like this granola for a few reasons…First, it has a great amount of healthy fat, very little carbohydrates and sugar, and a good amount of protein, which means it keeps you satisfied! Second, it tastes good for breakfast or as a snack on pumpkin pie granola, on top of yogurt or in some milk…or it can be used as a topping on a sweet potato, or on dessert such as pumpkin pie! Enjoy this versatile granola that is packed with delicious fall flavors and complete balanced nutrition! 

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 30-35 minutes.

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet pan with foil or parchment paper (for easy clean up). Spray with cooking spray. 

2

In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add the syrup/honey, extract, and egg white. Stir until the dry ingredients are combined with the wet. Spread evenly over the baking sheet (mixture should be crumbly). 

3

Bake 25-30 min, crumbling and breaking apart the granola with fingers slightly once cooled. Once granola is completely cooled, stir in butterscotch chips if desired.  Store in a sealed container. 

Ingredients

1/2 cup (2 oz)Pecans, chopped
1/2 cup (2 oz)Almonds, chopped (I prefer roasted)
1 1/2 cupOld fashioned oats
1/4 cupBaking stevia (or 1/2 cup sweetener that measures like sugar)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tspPumpkin pie spice
2 tbsLow sugar maple syrup or honey
1/2 tspMaple extract or vanilla extract
1Egg white, lightly beaten
Optional: 2-3 tbs butterscotch chips

Nutrition Breakdown

12 Servings (1/4 cup per serving)
99 Calories per Serving
6.5 g Fat
8.5 g Carbohydrate
2 g FIber
1 g Sugar
3 g Protein
3 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

11 Comments

Alyssa said:

If I don’t like pecans or almonds LOL, could I swap out with peanuts? Or would that up the calories?

November 7th, 2013 — 4:52pm  |  Reply

Kim said:

How do you chop almonds? Could I put in my blender?

November 7th, 2013 — 7:09pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

you could, just dont over chop :) i just used a knife and cutting board

November 8th, 2013 — 8:04am  | 

Kim said:

Thanks I just have never tried to chop an almond……if you can chop them with knife and cutting board so can I …..thanks!

November 8th, 2013 — 9:48am  | 

Christine M Evans said:

I love pecans!!
This will be my first recipe I’ll make this weekend from dd.

November 7th, 2013 — 9:19pm  |  Reply

Sarah said:

I jumped up and down when I saw this recipe. I love, love, love pecans, and pecan pie is one of my favorites, but I’m trying not to eat much sugar! Can’t wait to give it a try soon. Thank you, Katie!

November 7th, 2013 — 11:03pm  |  Reply

Scarlet said:

This recipe is a stunner!!! It is the perfect balance between salty, sweet, and perfectly delicious! It’s one of my favorites! <3

November 11th, 2013 — 9:24am  |  Reply

Anita Belliveau said:

I made this recipe over the weekend and it was absolutely delicious. I love topping greek yogurt with granola and fresh berries and it’s so incredibly difficult finding a brand in store that has low sugar content so this was a real treat. I’ll definitely be making this over and over again!

November 12th, 2013 — 10:35am  |  Reply

janelle etoch said:

I’ve been making this weekly since it was posted! My family loves it! Made more yesterday to give as gifts to friends! Thank you DD!!

December 12th, 2013 — 7:14pm  |  Reply

Kim said:

this recipes calls for 1/2 c (2 oz) pecans and almonds, isn’t 1/2 c 4 ounces?

January 3rd, 2014 — 9:57pm  |  Reply

Ashley Dawson said:

Hi Katie!

I just made this for my husband, and it was so delicious! Thank you for posting! Granola + maple syrup = Awesome!

Ashley

January 23rd, 2014 — 12:12am  |  Reply

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