Sunrise Granola - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Sunrise Granola

Servings:12Serving Size:1/3 cup


  • Nonstick spray
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup unsalted sunflower seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Prepare baking sheet with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add chopped pecans and increase heat to medium, stirring often for 3 minutes or until pecans are lightly toasted. Add brown sugar, reduce heat to low and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut and sunflower seeds. Add sugar mixture and toss until oats are evenly coated.
  5. Spread granola evenly on prepared cookie sheet. Place in oven on middle rack and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Bake for another 6 minutes or until golden brown.
Source: Eat Smart to Play Hard: Brooke Jenkins, Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

200 calories; 14g total fat; 3.5g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 5mg cholesterol; 0mg sodium; 18g total carbohydrate; 3g dietary fiber; 7g total sugars; 6g added sugar; 4g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 2% Daily Value of calcium; 6% Daily Value of iron; 2% Daily Value of potassium