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Butter-Pecan Granola

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield Makes about 8 cups
Butter-Pecan Granola is the perfect topping for yogurt and fruit, and even better on its own as a snack. This recipe makes enough so you can share with friends. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 (8-oz.) package chopped dates

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Stir together melted butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Add oats, pecans, wheat germ, and sesame seeds, and stir until mixture is evenly coated. Spread oat mixture on a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toasted, stirring every 10 minutes. Spread granola onto wax paper, and cool completely (about 30 minutes). Stir in chopped dates. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days, or freeze up to 6 months.