Maple Brown Butter Granola

Are you searching for a tasty and healthy breakfast or snack option? You’ve come to the right place! Our Maple Brown Butter Granola recipe is the perfect way to start your day with a smile. Kate’s Butter makes the rich and nutty brown butter that gives this granola its unique and irresistible flavor.

Bowl of granola


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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Cups


  • 1 stick Kate's Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup flax seed
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp ground cardamon
  • tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup dates, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 275°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until the butter foams, then browns (but do not let it burn), about 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove the butter from the heat and transfer it to a bowl. Whisk in the brown sugar, maple syrup, orange zest, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, pulse the pecans until they are almost a powder (but with a few larger pieces remaining).
  • In a large bowl, combine the pecans, oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Drizzle the reserved butter mixture over the oat mixture and toss to combine.
  • Spread the granola out onto the prepared baking sheet and bake, tossing occasionally, until golden brown, about 40-50 minutes (the mixture will still look wet, but it will dry as it cools).
  • Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet, then break it into clusters.
  • Mix in the chopped dates.
  • Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature. This recipe yields about 5 cups of granola. Enjoy!

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