Preheat the oven to 180c/250f.
Firstly, make the pear sauce. Add the chopped pears, water, maple or agave syrup, and spices to a small saucepan.
Stir it all together, then bring it to a simmer over a low-medium heat. Leave that to simmer for 7 minutes, until the pears are soft and it’s slightly thick and caramelly.
Once soft, use a potato masher to break down the pears and make a thick sauce. You could also use an immersion blender for this. Keeping the heat on low, stir through the coconut oil until it is completely melted.
Next, mix together the oats, pecans, and seeds in a large bowl. Pour in the pear sauce and coconut oil mixture, and stir well until everything is combined.
Press the granola mixture into a half size sheet pan or rimmed baking sheet (13x18 inches). Spread it out evenly, and press down lightly so that the granola is in a packed layer.
Cook the granola in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, take it out of the oven and let it cool slightly for a couple of minutes, then stir and break up the layer into granola-sized chunks.
Spread them out evenly, then return it to the oven for a further 15 minutes. When there is 5 minutes left on the clock, add the chopped dried pears to the pan and return to the oven.
Allow the granola to cool completely before eating.