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Pecan Cinnamon Roll Granola

If you don't try this Pecan Cinnamon Roll Granola you will be missing out on one of the best granolas in history!! This granola is surprisingly nutrient rich, deliciously fragrant, gluten free, vegan and the perfect option for breakfast, snacking or dare I say dessert? 

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As the colors of autumn brighten the trees and the holiday spirit fills the air, my focus in the kitchen turns to foods that comfort the soul and delight the senses. Cue my Pecan Cinnamon Roll Granola!

Whats dominating my oven these days? None other than my Pecan Cinnamon Roll Granola. The fragrance alone sends nostalgic feelings through my body; taking me back to the comforting aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls on a chilly morning as a child!

Let’s get nuts and talk about Pecans!

First things first, I am completely captivated by pecans. If we were to crown the most versatile and appealing nut, pecans would undoubtedly claim the title. Their singular, buttery flavor enriches any dish, making it extraordinary. It’s a true obsession for me and I think this recipe will make you too!

a bowl of pecans by teri-ann carty
hand sprinkling granola into a bowl. Teri-Ann Carty

In the world of granola recipes, peanut or almond butter often plays the role of the core binding agent. However, in this Pecan Cinnamon Roll Granola recipe, pecan butter steals the show. Its rich texture and deep flavor do more than just bind the ingredients together; they make the granola truly exceptional.

For this recipe I’ve used Artisana Organics Pecan Butter and I must say, it’s a game-changer. If you can splurge a little, this is the pecan butter to go for! Your hands will reach for it time and time again unknowingly!

Benefits of Cinnamon

My current love affair with cinnamon seems to know no bounds. Beyond its soul-warming aroma, cinnamon is packed with health benefits, notably its ability to help regulate blood sugar. This Pecan Cinnamon Roll Granola recipe uses cinnamon in two stages—once among the dry ingredients and again in the wet mixture—for an intensified flavor that wraps around each oat, seed, and nut like a cozy blanket.

mason jar filled with gluten free granola by teri-ann carty

Thinking about gifting home baked goods for the holidays? 

Packed in an elegant airtight jar, this Pecan Cinnamon Roll Granola isn’t just delicious—it’s also aesthetically pleasing. It’s the sort of heartfelt, homemade gift that anyone would be thrilled to receive during the holiday season. Thinking that Cinnamon Bunned flavored goodness isn’t someone’s jam? then I HIGHLY suggest checking out my All Things Granola page where there are a ton of other granola options that might scream a loved ones name a bit more! Check it out here.

Made with top-tier ingredients like Artisana Organics Pecan Butter and a double layer of cinnamon, this granola is a hit on all fronts—flavor, health, and even gifting potential. Whether you make it for breakfast, as a snack, or as a holiday present, this granola recipe is an instant classic. And I assure you, the process of making it is as enjoyable as the act of eating it.


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Bowl of gluten free granola by teri-ann carty. With a spoon and bowl of pecans

Pecan Cinnamon Roll Granola

Teri-Ann Carty
If I could bottle the smell of this granola or turn it into a candle (might be onto something here...) I might become the richest woman in the world. I am so excited to share this incredibly delicious new flavour with you. I love pecans. I think they might be my favourite nut to bake with. There is something magical that happens when pecans are roasted that no other nut can compare to. I could eat them straight off the pan with no seasoning or sweetener but also when you candy them? watch OUT. Stay tuned for some delicious new nut recipes just in time for christmas gift giving.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Desserts & Sweets, Snack
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 12 cups


  • baking sheets, oven


  • 3 cups gluten free oats
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 heaping cup pecans roughly chopped
  • ½ cup each sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tsp cinnamon divided
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup olive oil, pecan butter and maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 320 convection or 325 degrees F.
  • Add dry ingredients minus 2 tsp of ground cinnamon into a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Add wet ingredients + 2 tsp ground cinnamon into a small pot. Heat over medium low heat and stir until mixture is homegenous.
  • Divide granola onto two baking sheets. Press firmly and place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Turn pans 180 degrees and bake again for 10-15 more minutes until granola is golden brown.
  • Let the granola cool COMPLETELY before using spatula to remove granola from sheets. Store in an air-tight container.


Pecan butter tends to you pricey so use what is at appropriate for you. This granola would make a beautiful gift!
Keyword all things granola, easy granola recipe, gluten free, gluten free granola, granola, plant based, vegan

29 Responses

  1. Just had my first serving. Excellent recipe. Used almonds and almond butter, that’s what I had. Next time, pecans. Thank you!!!

  2. The ingredients calls for 3tsp of cinnamon but the directions call for 4tsp. I added 4tsp because it sounded so much better. 😉 I’m licking out the bowl while I wait for the granola to cook. So yummy already

    1. Hey Danika, easily 2 weeks or more depending on the climate you reside in. I can honestly say when I am making a lot to test new flavours I’ve kept some as long as a month and it still tasted delicious but of course the more fresh the better! If you’re thinking about gifting it, a week prior to gifting would be a really good time to bake!

  3. This is the best granola I’ve ever tasted! I forgot to add the 2nd 2 tsps of cinnamon and it still tastes delish! Also, made my own pecan butter using 1/2 cup roasted pecans and 1/4 cup roasted cashews. It made slightly more than 1/2 cup of pecan butter.

  4. OMGOSH…I’ve made this twice in the last week…just so amazing…the perfect balance of flavors with wonderful crunch! I made a double batch the second time to share with friends and family and send some off with my son headed back to college. I put some in large mason jars for friends’ birthdays (wish I had gotten photos). I didn’t have pecan butter, so I made some (never had before) in the food processor…made enough for the second batch. I was just introduced to your Instagram page and can’t wait to make more of your recipes. This first one is a hit. Thank you so much!

  5. This is so delicious! Made my second batch yesterday. One question: both times the raisins get rock hard. Shoukd I be adding them after the granola is baked?

    1. Hey Nicki, I am so glad you love the recipe enough for it to be on repeat! iIf your raisins are coming out really hard you can soak them for 15 minutes beforehand OR just add them after! Happy baking 🙂

  6. If I’m not using the coconut do i need to substitute with something else or just leave it out. any suggestions for a substitute?
    thanks so much

    1. Hi! Thank you for your q! You could absolutely leave it out. If you wanted to replace it with something you could add 1/2 cup hemp hearts. That would really bump up the protein too!

  7. Hi. I’m trying to find the Artisana pecan butter here in Toronto. Any suggestions for sources? I’ve seen it online but it only seems to be available to order in multiples. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

  8. This looks amazing! Is it coconut flakes? or oil? What brand do you use? Also, for sunflower and pumpkin seeds, raw?
    So appreciate your help and thank you for ALL your amazing recipes!!

  9. Is there a reason for dividing the cinnamon? Normally I add all spices with the dried ingredients but curious if it’s better to split it up? By the way, pecans are my favorite nut too and I LOVE them in granola so much that I don’t think I’ve made a single granola recipe without them! This recipe sounds delicious!

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