Maple Pecan Granola Clusters

Maple Pecan Granola Clusters

(8 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 and 1/2 cups Old Fashioned or quick oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar - packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and pecans.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Stir in the maple syrup and vanilla.

Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir to combine.

Spread mixture out over a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the granola and bake an additional 15 minutes. Add the raisins, stir the granola and bake 3 more minutes.

Remove from oven. Allow granola to cool completely before serving or storing.

Stores well for a week in an airtight container.


Ingredients For Maple Pecan Granola Clusters

Cooking Maple Pecan Granola Clusters

Maple Pecan Granola Clusters Cereal


Cooking Notes:

The granola may appear overly moist and soft when it's removed from the oven. This is normal. It will crisp up as it cools.

For maximum crunch, break up any large clusters when you flip the granola. Smaller clusters will have a bigger crunch than large clusters.

Any dried fruit can be used in place of the raisins and any chopped nut can be used in place of the pecans. Try cranberry walnut clusters or banana peanut clusters. Make it your own.


This tasty granola is great as a cereal with milk or as a dry snack. Unlike other granola recipes, the oats clump together to form delicious crunchy clusters.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Maple Pecan Granola Clusters?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 12 votes.


From Flapjack
Rating (out of 5):  

Agreed with other reviewers... to halve the sweetener and butter. I also halved the salt and increased the baking time. Thanks for the recipe!

Comment submitted: 5/9/2016 (#19919)



From Passing By
Rating (out of 5):  

Too much sweetener in this recipe. You could cut the brown sugar and syrup in half and it would still be plenty sweet. Of course, once you cut back the sweetener, you will need to cut back some on the fat as well. Remember, if you are going to eat this with milk or a sweetened yogurt, you will be adding even more sugar to your meal.

Comment submitted: 3/27/2016 (#19847)



From BB-3
Rating (out of 5):  

Best tasting granola I have ever tasted! I have been making this recipe for two years now. As time has gone on, it has morphed a little, and I now use half the butter to make it a little lighter, then bake it an extra 8-10 minutes to give it the crunch I lost with less fat. Also really good with slightly crunched banana chips instead of raisins.

Comment submitted: 11/3/2015 (#19620)



From idahomomof2
Rating (out of 5):  

Used coconut oil instead of butter and almond meal instead of flour with gluten free oats. Delicious!

Comment submitted: 12/16/2014 (#19152)



From Vickster87
Rating (out of 5):  

Wow! I've tried other granola recipes and this is definitely the best! I think it's the brown sugar that puts it over the top. I baked it about 10 min longer because it seemed under baked. Thank you!

Comment submitted: 11/18/2014 (#19115)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom cvm71 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Finally, a granola recipe that works and really clumps. This is awesome.

Comment submitted: 10/13/2013 (#16814)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom TexasJen (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Best granola recipe I've found so far! Wish I would have found it first after wasting my time and ingredients with two others (not on your site) that didn't make clusters when it said they would. Yours is the best one by far!

Comment submitted: 8/14/2013 (#16272)



From Ms. Mom
Rating (out of 5):  

We have made this twice now. Yummy! The second time we cut the brown sugar in half and used wheat flour. Still plenty sweet and delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe! By the way, my 10 year old son made it all by himself the 2nd time. Its easy:)

Comment submitted: 1/30/2013 (#15117)



From beastie
Rating (out of 5):  

Thank you! I was looking for a recipe for just clusters so I could add them to store-bought cereals. I made it without the raisins and all week long I've been adding homemade clusters to Cheerios. I recommend it!

Comment submitted: 11/29/2012 (#14917)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom brekkiebaby (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Omg. This could be my favorite snack ever!

Comment submitted: 10/1/2012 (#14480)



From Dunwoody
Rating (out of 5):  

Better than anything from the store and pretty easy. It makes actual clusters. That's the best part. I tried 3 different recipes and this was the best one. 5 out 5 from me. - Diane in Dunwoody, GA

Comment submitted: 4/26/2012 (#13844)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom love2bake (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Awesome flavor! Mine needed to bake longer and it was a little sweet for me, but that's easy to fix!

Comment submitted: 3/9/2012 (#13649)





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