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. Packed with a variety of nuts, seeds, and oats, this granola is a wholesome and satisfying treat that will fuel you up for whatever the day brings.

And that's not all! We've also added sweet dates and aromatic spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg to take this recipe to the next level. It's so delicious, you'll want to make a big batch. This recipe yields about 5 cups of granola, perfect for meal prep or sharing with friends and family.

Bowl of granola


5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 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 tbsp flax seed
  • ½ tbsp 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.
  • 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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