Fruit Parfait and Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola

Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola #SpringSweetsWeek

Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola is a delicious breakfast option. It can be used to make beautiful fruit parfaits for your brunch or holiday meals.

Fruit Parfait
Fruit Parfait

Granola is very customizable. This one leverages cinnamon pecans from Millican Pecan (not an affiliate link) to make a tasty breakfast option perfect to combine with fruits and yogurts. The flavors work year-round, who doesn’t love cinnamon! Making granola at home allows you to customize it, adding just what you want and none of what you don’t.  

Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola
Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola

Granola Basics

While researching how to make granola I learned that almost all recipes have a very similar foundation. It’s basically oats with various mixed in nuts and/or fruits, flavorings, if desired and set with an oil and sweetener. Using this formula, you can come up with many variations of granola to suit your families tastes and preferences.

Store bought granola can be very expensive. It may also include ingredients you do not desire. Making your own at home is a wonderful alternative. It is quick and easy as well. I plan to make many different variations to try at my home.

Fruit Parfait and Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola
Fruit Parfait and Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola

Fruit Parfait

I decided to use my granola in a fruit parfait and it’s delicious. I layered vanilla yogurt, strawberry coulis, granola and then repeated this in a small parfait bowl. Then I topped it with fresh raspberries. You could also use fresh strawberries.

To make the fruit coulis, I used fresh fruit (but frozen could also be used) and ¼ the weight of the fruit in sugar. I combined them both in a small food processor and chopped until fully combined and liquid. You could use a sieve to get rid of the seeds if desired.

Fruit Parfait
Fruit Parfait

Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola Recipe

Yield: 5 cups

Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola

Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola

Homemade Cinnamon Pecan Granola is a delicious breakfast option. It can be used to make beautiful fruit parfaits for your brunch or holiday meals.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups oats
  • 1 cup cinnamon pecan pieces
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, cinnamon pecan pieces, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In a small bowl, combine melted coconut oil and brown sugar. Once combined, pour
    over dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour granola onto a large baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Stir the granola and
    bake for another 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it so it does not burn. Once it has
    a toasted smell and looks browned, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool
    and set.
  5. Once completely cooled, break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

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  6. strawberryblondiekitchen

    I could eat this granola by the handful. Such a great recipe to have on hand at all times!

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