Maple granola Recipe
Maple granola
Flavors of Quebec
Total time: 1hr to 2hr

Prep. time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

 "Granola, with either yogurt or milk, for breakfast or as a snack is an excellent energizer. However, the granola found in stores often contains a lot of fat. A meal that’s high in fat slows down absorption of carbohydrates, which won’t help with your workout at all. Our recipe for maple granola has the advantage of being both low in fat and high in carbohydrates, so it will provide all the fuel you need. You’ll also love its delicious maple taste, not to mention the apple and dried fruit. This granola has a significant amount of fibre so make sure to eat it at least one hour before physical activity so it has time to properly digest".

Mélanie Olivier, dietitian, recognized for her expertise in sports nutrition


For 10 servings

- 1 Tbsp. canola oil
- 3 Tbsp.maple sugar
- 60 ml / 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 60 ml 1/4 cup apple juice
- 1/2 Tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp. vanilla

- 750 ml / 3 cupsrolled oats
- 375 ml / 1 1/2 cups barley flakes
- 125 ml / 1/2 cup nuts, like pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, etc.
- 750 ml / 3 cups dried apples or dried fruit like apricots, dates, raisins, cranberries, cherries, etc.
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C */ 350 °F.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the oil, maple sugar, maple syrup, apple juice, cinnamon and vanilla. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. In a large bowl, combine all the other ingredients except the apples or dried fruit.
  3. Add the sugar mixture and mix well to coat all the ingredients. Spread the mixture over two large baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Be careful not to spread the mixture out too thinly because the granola could burn.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally (about every 10 minutes), until the granola turns golden. Once out of the oven, add the apples or dried fruit and mix together. Allow to cool completely. The granola will crisp up when cooled. Serve with fat-free Greek yogurt. 
Nutritional values per 160 ml serving / 2/3 cup

252 calories; 6 g protein; 6 g fat; 47 g carbohydrates; 6 g fibre.

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