Crunchy granola with berries & cherries

Crunchy granola with berries & cherries

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Prep: 10 mins - 20 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Makes about 12 breakfast bowlfuls
Make your breakfast a fruity feast - this recipe is full of crunchy goodness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal409
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.13g
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Ingredients

  • 175g mixed nuts (pecan halves and peanuts in their red skins)
  • 450g rolled oats
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 125ml sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 100ml runny honey (try one of the lightly flavoured flower ones)

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • half a 170g packet dried berries and cherry

    Cherry

    che-ree

    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas 5/fan oven 170C. Halve some of the pecans, leave some whole. Mix with peanuts, oats, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. In a jug, measure the oil and pour into the mixture, then measure the honey – it will slide out easily. Stir together with a fork to break up any big clumps of oats.

  2. Pour on to a large baking tray with sides, preferably non-stick, in a thin layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring well at least twice and bringing the mixture in from the edges, until it is golden. Transfer to a large bowl and leave to cool.

  3. Mix in the berries and cherries and serve with plenty of chilled milk.

  4. Store for up to 1 month in airtight container.

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Comments (30)

billiejo's picture
5

Amazing! I added a little extra honey and a whisked egg yoke as i like clumpy bits. I add mixed dried fruit, dates and raisins. Keeps my husband and I filled up for hours. Great at any time of day

goodfoodforjames's picture

This was pretty good! I wanted a healthy, filling breakfast which I could eat every Morning. It did the job, it lasts longer than you expect, make sure you include a nice variety of nuts and berries though or you'll get bored of it after a week or so.

Rach2013's picture

Lovely!!! Added Linseeds for fibre, just yum.

clairemo16's picture

How is 409 cal per serving healthy???

mayasounds's picture

A healthy diet for a woman is about 2000 and for a man 2500 - how is 409 unhealthy in that case??? What do you do for the rest of the day?

billiejo's picture
5

I have this for lunch and i don't then need to eat again until dinner time. If i have 300 cals at breakfast and 800 at dinner i'm well on my way to losing weight. Also - I can have a bowl of this on the 5-2 diet with dairy milk alternative like hemp milk if i have nothing else - i am full up all day.

bigfatpie's picture

Depends what else you eat that day I guess. The recipe has lots of slow energy releasing foods in so should keep you fuller longer :)

tomlin121's picture
5

This is totally yummy, I use it in lots of recipes e.g. granola bars, smoothies, on top of Greek yogurt etc.....

Eliza4's picture

This recipe is a staple in our house. We use it on top of porridge with natural yoghurt and honey and on it's own with milk. I leave out the dried fruit and add in rye flakes and extra seeds. Fantastic and so simple to make.

alligordon's picture
5

Sorry forgot to rate. 5 stars

alligordon's picture
5

I made a massive amount & got a bit carried away with adding different nuts, cranberries, dried apple & apricots. Ohh & chopped up fig rolls. It was yummy. Now in the process of filling Kilner Jars & labelling it as My Christmas Granola. Giving them as presents. Best ever.

carolinegoodfood's picture
5

Never made granola before, but always meant to. It was very easy and very delicious! We ate it with greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey, if you eat it like this there is enough to feed four people for at least a couple of weeks. Will be making this again.

nicoleinafrica's picture
5

I make this all the time now. raisin-phobics in the family, so I just use the nuts.Pecans are my favourite, so I use half those, and half mixed nuts. I suggest adding the nuts half way thorugh the cooking time, or they are prone to burning

amon1982's picture

Made this yesterday! Really tasty. Added some spelt. Pecan's really tasty addition. Instead of cherries, added cranberries and sultanas.

marchantscookbook's picture
5

Just in case you want to use a pack of 750g of rolled oats and cook a larger batch!

750g rolled oats
290g mixed nuts (pecan halves and peanuts in their red skins)
85g sesame seeds
85g sunflower seeds
200ml sunflower oil
165ml runny honey (try one of the lightly flavoured flower ones)
170g packet dried berries and cherry!! (why not?)

marchantscookbook's picture
5

Brilliant recipe. Next batch in our fan oven will be checked at 18 minutes as the first one at 22 minutes was a tad toasty.

vickyhynd's picture
5

About to make this for a 2nd time as it went down so well 1st time round! Not a pecan nuts fan so instead used chopped up blanched almonds. Also left out the peanuts and used some equivalent grams in pumpkin seeds instead. Tasted lovely!

galway's picture
5

I make a huge batch of this every few weeks and love it with milk and sliced banana for breakfast. I add bran flakes, wheatgerm, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, brazil nuts and almonds to the mix. I heat the honey and sunflower oil in a pan first and it makes the consistency easier to stir through the oats. I also add dried cranberries after it's cooled. Delicious!

d41d0y's picture
5

Wow, this is totally delicious. Don't know if I'll ever go back to shop-bought stuff now! I used dried cranberries and different nuts than suggested, but I cannot wait until breakfast on Monday to dive into this!

libby17's picture
4

Have made this several times now and it's brilliant. So easy to make and simple to vary the seeds, nuts and fruit. Great for breakfast with milk or yogurt.

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Questions (1)

bigfatpie's picture

Any specific honey recommendations for this recipe please?

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