|Hot from the oven, Maple Pecan Granola|
4 C. old fashioned or organic rolled oats
2 C. pecans roughly broken
2/3 C. canola oil
1/2 C. pure maple syrup
1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Measure and mix all of these ingredients well in a large bowl. Spread evenlt in a foil lined half sheet pan. Bake 30 minutes and remove from the oven and stir well. Reduce the heat to 225 degrees F and continue to bake for 30 minutes more. Granola should be toasty brown!!
Remove from the oven and cool. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy as a snack or at breakfast with milk or yogurt and fruit.
Note: If you would prefer the Almond Crunch version just replace the maple syrup with honey and the pecans with almonds.