Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 15 servings

Try this energy-boosting granola breakfast to start your day - it's good for you!

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
259
protein
6g
carbs
28g
fat
15g
saturates
3g
fibre
3g
sugar
13g
salt
0.02g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 125ml maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g rolled oats
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 100g flaked almonds
  • 100g dried berries (find them in the baking aisle)
  • 50g coconuts flakes or desiccated coconut

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Mix the oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla in a large bowl. Tip in all the remaining ingredients, except the dried fruit and coconut, and mix well.
  2. Tip the granola onto two baking sheets and spread evenly. Bake for 15 mins, then mix in the coconut and dried fruit, and bake for 10-15 mins more. Remove and scrape onto a flat tray to cool. Serve with cold milk or yogurt. The granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2006

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Anthemys's picture
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Best ever granola! Replaced the sesame seeds with linseed and the dried berries with currants as I didn't have them in the cupboard! Cooked the 2 trays for about 25-30 min more than said in the recipe to make sure it was crunchy! It worked wonders and I am loving it! Makes servings of 50g and served with live yogurt and fresh fruit, it doesn't need any extra sugar or anything else!

iluvmoka's picture
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Wow! My first homemade granola, so yummy! I can't believe how easy it was to make..
and it's healthy. My kitchen smells wonderful!
I used coconut oil butter instead of vegetable oil.

warvik's picture
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Fantastic granola! Have made it half a dozen times and it's always been great. I prefer to serve mine with yoghurt and fresh fruit so usually leave out the dried berries.
When I haven't been able to get hold of maple syrup I've also tried it with golden syrup, treacle and agave nectar (varying the quantities as appropriate) and it all works!

bevwilson81's picture
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This is my everyday breakfast with almond milk. I don't use the coconut as I don't like it and I don't use sesame seeds I substitute them for roughly chopped almonds and use dried cranberries. I also use gluten free oats and it tastes amazing, I love it a bit crunchy but after soaking in the almond milk it turns a bit chewy. I make this every week keep it in a air tight container and just take out a bowl full every weekday morning. Yummy.

Radicalbee's picture
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Wonderful and addictive! Substituted maple syrup with a blend of over ripened banana, apricot purée, 2 tbs melted butter and 2 tbs honey. Used chopped hazelnuts instead of almonds. A subtle taste of banana added to the final taste of this great snack. Packed in small zip-bags can taken to work or anywhere for a small refreshment.

sarahjcrossley's picture

Lovely granola. I added some apple juice in place of all the maple syrup and used some butter cooking spray with the fruit for the last 10 mins. Didn't pre-soak seeds and have a perfect granola which has remained in clumps...looking forward to breakfast!

ibrahim2006's picture
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Awesome granola recipe,I swapped the sesame seeds for sunflower seeds ,added some pecan nuts ,and followed dalyls tip on adding an egg white .

dalyls's picture
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Beautiful granola. Popped in different seeds and nuts because they were what I had to hand but it was lovely. I left it in for about forty minutes before I added the dried fruit to make it that extra bit crunchy. Would like to figure out how to make it a bit clumpy also!

P.S. Figured out how to make it clumpy since I made my first batch - you mix an egg white or two into the mixture before baking and it binds it. Have my second batch in the oven now and am looking forward to the delicious clusters!

Ymab's picture

Made this last night. I have a nut allergy so took out all nuts and added extra seeds. I also left it in the oven for about 10 mins longer for extra crunchiness. Enjoying my first portion this morning - the result is delicious!

jlandk's picture
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As I said in a previous comment (which wasn't approved for some reason) it is best to soak nuts and some seeds for 12-24 hours prior to using for granola, and that way you'll also get a more chewy consistency if you adapt the granola to make health bars by adding dates

elizabethp's picture

This is a lovely recipe but I used 3 tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup this time and that was plenty, may even reduce further next time

jlandk's picture
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Strictly speaking nuts and seeds should always be soaked for 12-24 hours, then drained thoroughly before being used to make Granola

zempants's picture
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Make this for my kids and serve it with Greek yoghurt and a squeeze of Agave nectar, they absolutely love it, so much better then Sugar Puffs! It's quick and easy to make, I do it while washing up, it's a firm favourite at breakfast time.

markinessex's picture
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3rd time making this Granola. This is the best tasting Granola, and compared to shop bought one, this one is a winner. Just have two batches in the oven now, and the kitchen smells wonderful.

I only put in 50ml of maple syrup as we prefer it less sweet.

So easy to make too, everyone should have a go and make some healthy Granola.

Ashhy87's picture
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This is the first ever I made and tried granola and I absolutely love it. I followed the recipe completely and i love it, always look forward to breakfast time now, I like it with fat free vanilla yoghurt.

sllyst's picture

This is now my go-to granola recipe. It's simple, it's flexible or suit what you have or fancy and and most of all, it's delicious. I have halved the nuts and seeds as my calorie controlled diet won't allow for much but with fruit and yogurt, just a great way to start the day!

VW81's picture

Just made this delicious granola for the second time. Better than any shop bought one I've tasted. I used 75g of maple syrup this time as prefer it less sweet. I used dried dates and no coconut. Yummy!

alisonpg's picture

Delicious, easy to make and easy to tweak to suit your tastes. Try different combinations of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Recommended!

PullenFamily's picture
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i have just made this, i ran out of maple syrup but just added a little extra honey and its lovely. I used flaked almonds, chopped hazelnuts, and pecans with banana chips and raisins also added a teaspoon of cinnamon. Even my 6 years old daughter loves it and she apparently doesnt like oats!

hanni99uk's picture

Best granola I've ever tasted!

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