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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lodikay's picture
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Absolutely amazing!

I didn't have mixed berries so substituted for 50g dried apricots and 25g each of raisins and sultanas. I used desiccated coconut.

I found that it needed a little extra baking time to get it as crunchy as I like and it needed a bit more maple syrup or honey to get it to clump together a bit more.

The taste of this granola though is absolutely gorgeous. My boyfriend has proclaimed it to be the tastiest cereal he has ever eaten!

It does make the 15 portions in my opinion. It works out around 50g per portion, which doesn't seem like a lot, but it is very filling and quite high in calories (albeit 'good' ones from the nuts etc), so you don't really need any more.

I eat this with natural yoghurt and I love it, as does my 2 year old. I will be making another batch very soon and I am quite sure that this will be a regular staple in my cupboard from now on.

oliviagetsthemessage's picture
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btw made it with half dried apricots and half dried figs instead of berries and worked fantastic!

oliviagetsthemessage's picture
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have a small bowl with enough sweetened almond milk to just cover and let it soak for 5 mins (do something else meanwhile to prevent temptation!) as is quite crunchy and chewy and it just becomes an unbelievable, sweet, complex but guilt free, nutritious breakfast that lasts me till lunch! and i mean a SMALL bowl! also fantastic with your choice of natural yoghurt and fresh fruit :)

clareweston56's picture
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Delicious! And so easy

lucyg0702's picture

Im really looking forward to making this recipe! If anyone who has made this see's this post could you please give me a rough estimate on how many portions this recipe makes? Im just wondering how many breakfast it will last me :) Also does it keep well or lose its crunchiness? Thanks :)

lukebel71's picture
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My favourite granola recipe, so easy to make a totally gorgeous -a family favourite!

hollytree99's picture
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DELICIOUS! My amendments:

I use a bit less honey than suggested, and I use half/half maple syrup and agave syrup, and reduced quantity from 125ml to 100ml - it was still plenty sweet enough, especially with dried fruit.

I don't add the fruit before it all gets toasted as I prefer the softer texture. Just stir it in once it's out the oven, but still warm.

I add a generous pinch of salt, plus 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 tsp ground ginger.

I also did half/half of the flaked almonds with chopped pecans which is another lovely flavour and texture.

I agree with earlier comments about too many sesame seeds making it rather "bitty" - I substituted half the quantity with sunflower seeds.

gayle-short77's picture
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This is excellent, very tasty and great for snacks or breakfast. My only question would be what they class as a serving. I weighed my finally batch and divided it by 15 but then i can't be sure that the calories would be the same. If anyone knows please let me know.

Cheers

lucykelly68's picture
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This was my first attempt at granola, and I was not disappointed. It was very delicious, sweet enough but not too strict-tasting. Loved it!

chicajules's picture
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I have made this twice now. Such a tasty wholesome breakfast very filling too.

jcrawford323's picture
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I made this for a walking weekend with friends and everyone loved it. Very simple to make and very moreish.

mumzylol's picture

This has become a breakfast staple in our house. Delicious! I add a teaspoon of fine sea salt in with the oats and nuts and I find that it really accentuates the flavour of the granola. Have used dried apricots, cashews, dried mango and flax seeds. Such a versatile recipe with great results every time.

gabrielabrach2's picture
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Great recipe

twoboots's picture
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Great recipe. I add vanilla too. I find that if I leave it in the tray after baking it sticks together and it can be broken into those clumps.
My favourite topping is cinnamon dusted cranberries and pecans.

mcfarde's picture
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Forgot to rate !

mcfarde's picture
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Been toying with making this for ages - wish I had done it earlier - really good - so much so will not be buying granola in future -easy recipe and lots of things could be substituted for other things if you don't have them - yummy !

jules_murray's picture
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Love this recipe - so easy to adapt and comes out perfect everytime.

pippaangus's picture

A fantastic base recipe, and easy to vary the ingredients. I like using chopped stem ginger as well as dried fruit and swapping a proportion of the maple syrup / honey with the stem ginger syrup. I also like to put small chunks of dark chocolate in occasionally.

lisah1968's picture

This recipe is lovely. I added linseed and threw in some macadamia and pecan nuts. Easy to make and much nicer than shop bought.

cupcakewizard's picture
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Adore this recipe! easiest one i've found, I have granola almost every morning with banana and yoghurt (sometimes rasberries too) This recipe is quite basic, but pretty much perfect, I'm in the middle of making some right now and I always add some ginger or cinnamon, and I'm trying lemon zest in this batch, not sure how it'll turn out but it's worth a try! Also I can never afford maple syrup so I use all honey instead, tried it with some golden syrup but it made the whole thing a bit sickly, so if you don't have any maple syrup, honey works just as well!

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