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Brown Butter Maple Granola

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Homemade granola is one of my favorite things to make and eat! It is so easy to make at home and it always tastes so much better than store bought granola. I love making big batches to have on hand for breakfast and snacking.

Before our little baby arrived, I made a big batch of Brown Butter Maple Granola. I am so glad I did because it sure has come in handy! I have been munching on it nonstop. I love grabbing a few handfuls when I am up in the middle of the night feeding the baby:)


This Brown Butter Maple Granola is simple to make and I bet you have most of the ingredients in your kitchen right now. And trust me, you need to make a batch right now because it is AMAZING! It is my new favorite granola recipe. And you want to know why? Two words, BROWN BUTTER!

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I love using brown butter in my recipes and it makes this granola extra special! I used one Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter Half Stick. It is the perfect amount for this recipe! I brown the butter in a small skillet until it smells nutty and is a toasty brown color.

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I combine all of the ingredients in a big bowl and spread the granola out on a large baking sheet. I bake until the granola is golden brown, stirring a few times to make sure the granola gets evenly toasted.

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After I pull the granola out of the oven, I stir in dried cranberries. Feel free to mix it up and use your favorite dried fruit. Raisins, dried cherries, or dried blueberries would also be good!

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I heart this Brown Butter Maple Granola! It is almost TOO good! I can’t stop snacking on it! I like eating it plain, but it is also great with yogurt or milk! And it is a great back to school recipe. You can make it in advance and have it around the house for easy breakfasts or after school snacking. Caleb loves it and I am sure your kids will too!

Make a batch of Brown Butter Maple Granola today! Trust me, it is the BEST granola! Our stash is getting low, I think I need to make another batch while the baby is sleeping:)

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Brown Butter Maple Granola

Yield: About 5 cups granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

This homemade granola recipe is the BEST! It's great for breakfast, snacking, and even dessert!


2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup dried cranberries


1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Slipat or parchment paper. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut, almonds, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Set aside.

3. In a small saucepan, melt the Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter over medium heat and continue to cook, swirling occasionally, until butter turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and pour into a medium bowl. Add the maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk until combined. Pour the brown butter maple mixture over dry ingredients. Stir until dry ingredients are well-coated.

4. Pour the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread granola into an even layer. Bake for 35 minutes or until granola is golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir in dried cranberries. Let the granola cool completely. Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 month.

Note-any dried fruit is great in this granola.

Two Peas and Their Pod has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Land O Lakes® Butter for their Kitchen Conversations blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.

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54 Responses to “Brown Butter Maple Granola”

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — August 11, 2014 @ 6:08 am

    I can say with great confidence that I could DRINK brown butter. however, adding it this gorgeous granola would make me feel a little healthier. Love this. Pinned!

  2. Tiffany — August 11, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    We love homemade granola and this recipe looks so delicious! Definitely going to be making this. 😉 Congrats on your new baby!!

  3. Cookbook Queen — August 11, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    This gorgeous granola is making my store bought trail mix look pretty pitiful right now…love this! So excited about the new little guy — I look forward to TONS OF PICTURES!!!

  4. Jenn — August 11, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    I have this in the oven right now! It smells amazing! I can’t wait to taste it. I put in chopped dried bananas – love the extra crunch:)

  5. Matea — August 11, 2014 @ 9:14 am

    Granola is one of my favorite breakfasts (and snacks!) Loving the addition of cranberries :)

  6. marla — August 11, 2014 @ 9:14 am

    Brown butter is my favorite!! Great granola recipe :)

  7. Heather @ Shards of Lavender — August 11, 2014 @ 9:21 am

    Browned butter is the best and I love that you used it for this granola! I have a feeling we’re going to love it as much as your family does:)

  8. Julie @ Table for Two — August 11, 2014 @ 9:29 am

    Haha, love the heart shape you created with this granola!! Browned butter is always a winner in any recipe!

  9. Jenny Flake — August 11, 2014 @ 9:59 am

    Loving this granola!!! Perfect after school treat!!!

  10. Naomi — August 11, 2014 @ 10:02 am

    I do have all the ingredients in my pantry! Yay to that- making this!

  11. Another fabulous granola! Love the flavors, perfect for fall!

  12. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 11, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    What a delicious way to change up granola!

  13. danielle — August 11, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    Pinned this – it sounds fantastic!

  14. This is a fantastic back to school treat!! Love the brown butter!

  15. Marina @ Cosmetics & Crumbs — August 11, 2014 @ 11:41 am

    This looks amazing! Going on my list of things to make for a quick before school breakfast :) I’m a sucker for anything maple!

  16. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — August 11, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    I can totally see why you keep munching on this granola. It looks awesome!!!

  17. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen — August 11, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    Brown butter is my favorite!! I love that you used it for this granola! Great recipe 😉

  18. Rena — August 11, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    Yum! Cant wait to try this. Sorry to be annoying but noticed a typo: Add the maple syrup and maple syrup.Think you meant vanilla for the second one :)

    • Two Peas replied: — August 11th, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

      Fixed the typo! Thanks!

  19. Robin — August 11, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

    Did you mean add vanilla, where you said add maple syrup twice? Thanks for recipe. I just made a batch?
    What’s the trick for browning the butter? Mine was on low and I’m not I let it cook long enough.

    • Two Peas replied: — August 11th, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

      Yes, vanilla! I updated the recipe. You will smell the butter when it starts to brown. It will also change colors. You probably didn’t cook it long enough.

  20. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 11, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    Homemade granola is the best! Love the brown butter maple combination!

  21. Randi — August 11, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    Do you have an idea of the protein content?

  22. Nathalie C. | Devoted Foodie — August 11, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

    I LOVE making my own granola and I am constantly on the lookout for new recipes. These look so good–love the flavors!

  23. Teffy Perk — August 11, 2014 @ 6:34 pm

    I love making my own granola!! Maple just gives it such a delicious taste. So so good!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  24. Homemade granola has nothing on store bought! Love the heart shaped granola picture!

  25. Michelle — August 12, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    Made this wonderfully awesome granola this morning, so good and so addictive. Thanks for the recipe!

  26. Gaby — August 12, 2014 @ 12:57 pm

    Brown butter just makes everything awesome!

  27. Lori @ RecipeGirl — August 12, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

    Adding this to my must-try soon list!

  28. Mary Frances — August 12, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

    This looks great!

  29. Russell at Chasing Delicious — August 12, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

    Now this is my kind of breakfast. Just throw it in a bowl of yogurt and I’m happy!

  30. Rebecca — August 13, 2014 @ 2:56 pm

    This was delicious!!!! Would love to make this in to a granola bar…any thoughts on what could be used to bind it together? I don’t want it to get too much sweeter but I was thinking about honey.

    • Two Peas replied: — August 13th, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

      I haven’t tried making granola bars. I want to though! Maybe reduce the other sugar if you are going to use honey.

  31. Jingjing — August 17, 2014 @ 11:17 pm

    This is bad, I made this on Saturday morning, it was all gone by Sunday dinner time, and I ate it all since my husband doesn’t like anything oats. I absolutely love this granola!

  32. Rebecca — August 18, 2014 @ 4:19 pm

    This was absolutely amazing! My only regret is that I didn’t triple the recipe! I might even add in some chopped chocolate next go around. Thanks for sharing!

  33. Ashley Garner — August 18, 2014 @ 11:40 pm

    Made this granola tonight and I’m already thinking I’m gonna have to double the recipe and make another batch tomorrow so I have granola to share! Delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing! I’m 20 weeks pregnant with baby number 5 and loved your idea of having this to snack on during those middle of the night feelings. In the past I’ve fueled up with homemade cookies, but this granola is just as delicious and makes me feel less guilty! Congrats on your new addition. I hope you’re getting at least a few hours of sleep at a time! I’ll be doing those same “every 2 hours” feelings soon. 😀 -Ashley

  34. Astrid — September 13, 2014 @ 5:45 am

    I am a silent reader for a long time, but today I have to leave a comment. I am making a double batch of your granola for the second time and I love it. I am from Europe and we dont have a good selection of granola available. So I am happy to make my own, healthy version of it!

  35. Jenna — September 14, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    Just made a double batch of this with fresh NH maple syrup. My house smells incredible! I think I have found my new favorite fall snack!

    • Two Peas replied: — September 14th, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

      It is a great granola for fall!

  36. Paulette — September 22, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    Looks amazing! Can this be stored in the fridge if you make a double batch.

  37. Kate — September 30, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

    Hi I’ve made 3 of your Granola recipes:
    – Homemade Granola with Coconut, Dried Cranberries, and Almonds (I added Dried Apricots and didn’t have Coconut)
    It was my favourite! It clumped well and wasn’t overly sweet, really tasty on its own and with yogurt!

    – Pumpkin Granola (I added Dried Apricots)
    I preferred it with yogurt than on it’s own as it wasn’t so sweet. But it’s nice to have a substitute for the canola oil and a healthier version.

    – Brown Butter Maple Granola (I added Dried Apricots and didn’t have Peacans) Just made it today, I thought I would love it most but I think next time I will reduce the dark brown sugar and maple syrup as the coconut is sweetened. It’s the first time I’ve made brown butter so I’m not sure if it elevated this recipe…honestly it felt like extra work. This recipe smells wonderful and makes a good Granola recipe — my suggestion to readers is to adjust it to your own sugar preference. Not sure if others found it quite sweet?

    Thanks for all the recipes — I love trying them out and reading through the comments sections first for tips!

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