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Brown Butter Pecan + Maple Quinoa Autumn Harvest Granola Cinnamon Brioche Chocolate Chip French Toast Muffins | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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Brown Butter Pecan + Maple Quinoa Autumn Harvest Granola.

Top-notch, healthy granola? Promise, it tastes so good. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Rest5 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 7 Cups
Calories: 555kcal



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine the oats, cooked quinoa, pecans, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and chopped apples. Toss well.
  • In a skillet or small sauce pot melt the butter over medium heat until just browned. The butter will melt, foam and froth, then begin to brown along the bottom. Whisk browned bits off of the bottom of the pan. Once the butter is browned quickly remove from the heat and slowly stir in the maple syrup, pumpkin and coconut oil. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the warm mixture over the dry oat mixture and stir to fully combine. I normally stir for a good 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Spread the granola out onto two parchment lined baking sheet with sides and drizzle with 2 tablespoons honey. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes stirring every 15 minutes so the granola will get evenly toasted. The last time you stir the granola, drizzle it with the remaining 2 tablespoons honey. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before storing. Store up to one week or longer if kept in the fridge.*


*Because of the apples used in this recipe, I recommend eating this granola within one week of baking. I have kept mine a solid two weeks and it is still delicious, but I live at 9,000 feet, so food stays fresher for longer up here. *Adapted from my [Brown Butter Pumpkin Seed and Expresso Glazed Big Cluster Granola | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/brown-butter-pumpkin-seed-espresso-glazed-big-cluster-granola/].


Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 2925IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 4mg