Bourbon Pecan Granola

Bourbon Pecan Granola by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a whiskey-scented granola made with pecans, dried cherries, coconut flakes, and oats, all adapted from Daniel Humm's recipe from Eleven Madison Park. The granola is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and uses heart healthy olive oil in place of butter. Give this crisp and easy granola a try for your breakfast or Bruch treats on thewoodandspoon.com

WHAT A WEEK. If you follow me on social media, you know that I’ve been having quite an exciting time these past few days. I just returned from California after a quick trip to see my friend, Bob Goff, during his Dream Big workshop. It was such a refreshing time spent with new friends, and I was reminded how encouraging it is to be around with people who are exploring new opportunities and ideas. If you are even remotely interested in learning more about the workshops hosted at The Oaks with Bob Goff, you can click here! Now that I’m back home, and excited to share a simple and comforting recipe that I’ve been playing around with lately: this bourbon pecan granola.

Bourbon Pecan Granola by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a whiskey-scented granola made with pecans, dried cherries, coconut flakes, and oats, all adapted from Daniel Humm's recipe from Eleven Madison Park. The granola is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and uses heart healthy olive oil in place of butter. Give this crisp and easy granola a try for your breakfast or Bruch treats on thewoodandspoon.com

This bourbon pecan granola tastes like home. This morning source of crunch contains coconut, pecans, dried cherries, rolled oats, and maple syrup. The bourbon is fully cooks off during the baking. It’s flavor, however, remains in the background for anyone with a palate for it. For everyone else, flavors of caramel or butterscotch might pop out, making this granola a decadent, but not heavy, way to start your morning.

Bourbon Pecan Granola by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a whiskey-scented granola made with pecans, dried cherries, coconut flakes, and oats, all adapted from Daniel Humm's recipe from Eleven Madison Park. The granola is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and uses heart healthy olive oil in place of butter. Give this crisp and easy granola a try for your breakfast or Bruch treats on thewoodandspoon.com

To make this bourbon pecan granola, we start by combining the dry ingredients. Toss together the oats, flaked coconut, and chopped pecans. Next, add in the melted liquid ingredients: maple syrup, brown sugar, and olive oil. Toss to combine and then bake, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is dry and golden brown. Once out of the oven, add in the chopped dried cherries and allow to cool completely. This bourbon pecan granola is best consumed within 2 weeks but can be frozen for up to 6 months in a freezer-safe container… not that it will last that long.

Bourbon Pecan Granola by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a whiskey-scented granola made with pecans, dried cherries, coconut flakes, and oats, all adapted from Daniel Humm's recipe from Eleven Madison Park. The granola is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and uses heart healthy olive oil in place of butter. Give this crisp and easy granola a try for your breakfast or Bruch treats on thewoodandspoon.com

Happy Friday and thanks for popping by! I hope you all give this bourbon pecan granola try. 🙂

If you like this bourbon pecan granola you should try:

Eleven Madison Park Granola
Bourbon Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
Bourbon Bundt Cake
Brown Butter Bourbon Madeleines

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Bourbon Pecan Granola

This bourbon pecan granola is loaded with flaked coconut, pecans, and dried cherries, and flavored with maple syrup and bourbon!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Quarts

Ingredients

  • 23/4 cups (250 gm) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (110 gm) pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup (60 gm) unsweetened coconut chips
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup (100 gm) maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup (60 gm) extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ½ cup (100 gm) brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup (50 gm) dried cherries, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the oats, pecans, coconut chips, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan on the stove over low heat, stir to combine the maple syrup, olive oil, and brown sugar. Stir regularly and remove from heat when the brown sugar has dissolved. Stir in the bourbon. Pour the syrup mixture over the oat mixture and stir to toss evenly. Spread the mixture out onto a large sheet pan and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so. Once the mixture is barely golden and dry, remove from the oven. Toss in the cherries and seal in a large bag or tupperware once cool.

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