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Chocolate Fruit and Pecan Granola

One of my favorite snacks to munch on is granola. I enjoy both chewy and crunchy granola in bar or broken up form. Plain or dressed with fruit, nuts or chocolate are all quite swell. It’s a filling snack that satisfies those afternoon sweet cravings without the loads of sugar and empty carbs. It’s also great with yogurt (If you’ve never tried greek yogurt with granola mixed in, I suggest you try it!) and you can even enjoy it in the same manner as you would cereal. Just put it in a bowl, top with milk and munch away.

A while back I made my first homemade granola recipe, cranberry almond granola. It was inspired by a granola recipe that I saw on White Lights on Wednesday. It was oh so good. I made it twice within a month!  Recently I decided to throw together a different type of granola recipe. I wanted to incorporate some other dried fruit as well as chocolate. I also wanted to try it with maple syrup as a sweetener rather than honey. Maple syrup is definitely a winner and will probably be my go to sweetener for any future granola recipe I make. It taste fantastic in the granola. I hope you enjoy my recipe!

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  • 3 1/2 C rolled oats
  • 1 C shredded sweet coconut
  • 1/4 C sesame seeds
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries
  • 1/2 C dried pineapple
  • 1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 C chopped pecans
  • 1/2 C maple syrup
  • 1/2 C olive oil


  1. Combine the maple syrup and olive oil. Heat for 20 seconds and then set aside.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the maple syrup mixture over the oat mixture and mix well, ensuring that all of the oats, fruit, nuts and chocolate are coated.
  4. Spread the mixture over a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 300 for 30 minutes or until the oats are slightly golden.

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11 comments on “Chocolate Fruit and Pecan Granola”

  1. Looks awesome! I like chewy granola and Wesley likes crunchy, so this may satisfy us both without having to make 2 batches~ love that! thanks for sharing

  2. Oh yum, that looks delicious. I need to try this one out for sure!

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  3. I have never made my own granola – but this looks so good, I will absolutely have to try it.

    Kate x

  4. Oh yum! You know how much I love my homemade granola! In fact, I need to make some more soon myself. ;)

  5. Fruit, nuts, and chocolate in a granola snack sounds so good! I like that the chocolate chips give you that sweet while still being healthy :) Pinning and making very soon. Thanks for the great recipe.

  6. I love granola too… some times I think about it before I go to bed… will I put yogurt on it etc in the morning. Thanks for sharing your terrific recipe for it on foodie friday. Always good to hear from you.

  7. This looks so perfect for breakfast! Thanks for linking up with us this week!

  8. I love granola, but haven’t made it in a while. I think it’s time to change that!

  9. My favorite breakfast is granola over vanilla yogurt with fresh berries. This one looks delicious! Thanks so much. I’d love for you to come over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party!

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