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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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!

ahjasmine1's picture
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It's just out of the oven! Smells delicious, tastes great and is retaining its crunchiness as it cools. Looking forward to tomorrow morning already! Left it in the oven for an extra 10 mins as some previous comments have suggested. Added chia seeds instead of sesame seeds and also added pecan nuts. Omitted the dried fruit as would prefer to eat with some chopped fresh fruit...
The granola is fully cooled now and I've just enjoyed some with natural yoghurt. Big thumbs up!

izabelle's picture
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I've made it this mornig and it tastes absolutely delicious,I only put 1 tbsp of oil and didn't use any coconut tried keep it to a lower calorie and it turned out to be perfect and crunchy, yum. Will definately make it again

niccinotts's picture
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The smell coming from the oven is wonderful, just making my 1st batch of this and it looks delicious. I just used sultanas as it was all I had in, but will enjoy varying the dried fruit content next time. Im sure I am going to be making this time after time!!

carlibeth's picture

Great recipe. The granola has a great texture, good stickiness / clumps & lovely mix of flavours. You can get away with less maple syrup e.g. 90ml v's 125ml - which is good as it's so very expensive.

sopherina's picture
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Just making my 3rd batch of this. So good.

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