Sweet and toasty, crunchy and chewy, rich but nourishing. You will love the robust and comforting flavor of this super easy Maple Rum Granola.
Snow blankets our fields and we need something to warm us down to our toes. As much as I’d love to say I make a hot breakfast every single morning during the winter months, sometimes we just need something yummy and quick, ya know?
This granola has all the warming flavor of autumn and winter, but truth be told we love it year-round.
It’s a cinch to whip up, so get read to fill the house with the aroma of homemade comfort! (See below for very pretty printable recipe for you to keep on hand.)
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5 cups rolled oats
½ demerara sugar
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. nutmeg
2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup chopped dates
½ cup melted butter
⅓ cup maple syrup
2 T. rum (or vanilla)
Note: Demerara sugar is raw sugar, you can easily substitute brown sugar.
Melt the butter and preheat the oven! Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the butter, maple syrup and rum and mix until all the oats are well coated. Add the nuts and dates and combine. Spread the mixture onto a large sheet pan and bake at 325° for 30 minutes, then remove the granola and stir well it well, then re-spread it on the sheet pan. Return to the oven to bake for another 15 minutes.
Please note: While I bake my oatmeal for a total of 45 minutes, you may require more or less baking time, depending on your oven. You are going for a light golden toasty look!
This recipe really does only take a few minutes to put together and it’s so worth it! I love it warm out of the oven with half and half pour straight over the top.
You can easily substitute in raisins, walnuts or any other goodies that you like! Don’t forget to grab your printable, or save it for later on Pinterest! Oh, it’s gonna smell heavenly at your house!