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

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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juleswark's picture

Substitute agave nectar for the maple syrup. Tastes exactly the same but agave nectar is low GI and 2/3 cals!

katiemoss's picture
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This easily keeps me full until lunch time. I no longer stick religiously to the recipe and add in whatever fruits etc I have in the cupboard. I quite like it with some pecans and dried blueberries added. My only complaint is that everyone in the house gobbles it up at speed so I have to hide it or loose it!

llou80's picture
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I cant believe how easy it was to make. I now double the recipe so it lasts longer, problem being, once I have it I can't stop eating it until its all gone! At least I know what I'm eating and its a much healthier snack than crisps which is one of my many vices! I use dried cranberries giving it a tart kick to it, have used dried raisons, blueberries and have made several organic batches, although working out more expensive than shop bought organic my selection of ingredients are far more superior. ie. they use cane or similar type syrup sweetner and have lots more oats and proportionately less berries and have slivers of almonds rather than whole chunky ones that I use in mine. I have given pots of it to my family/friends and they always want more...All in all a great recipe and very pleased to have found it. Cant go back to shop bought granola any more!

sueneal's picture
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Great recipe, very tasty and easy to make an organic batch which can be made cheaper than organic granola in the shops. I make it healthier by adding Agave Nectar (100% organic) instead of maple syrup.

hottoffee5's picture

just made this lovely granola recipe, and I can honestly say that it is lovely, I did make changes, only to suit what fruit and nuts I had in the cupboard, I also added mixed spice and a little vanilla, it smells lovely while cooking, so much my children asked what I was making, and couldn't not wait for it to cool so that they could taste it, I served with some plain yoghurt and they loved it, will serve tomorrow with milk for breakfast, enjoy!

kahulienka's picture
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I made it yesterday and agree with the others, very tasty and keep you going for all morning! Nice and easy recipe :)

niclier's picture
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A delicious breakfast - if it lasts that long! I used dried blueberries and apricots. Would recommend adding in the dried fruit after you've cooked it.

castmyeyes's picture
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Its just out of the oven... still cooling and i keep eating it! its so tasty. I just used a random selection of fruit nuts and seeds... sesame, poppy, sunflower, walnuts, brazil nuts, flaked almonds, and then added a ready made mix of fruit to it. Im not sure it will last 3 weeks- will get eaten over night.

lauraland's picture
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Just made for this for the first time... OMG, its addictive. It hasn't even cooled down yet and I have eaten at least two servings already!! This stuff is dangerously good, will definately be introducing it as a breakfast staple in our house!! Back to eat a little more now!

julie_auld's picture
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I love love love this recipe - it's so easy, I just make a batch after work on a Monday and it does us all week. I don't always have the exact ingredients available so I just mix it up with whatever is in the cupboard - pecans, walnuts, dried bananas etc etc. I don't really mind if it's not cheaper than store bought because it tastes great and I am happy knowing what is in it! I eat it with yoghurt and fruit while my husband has a big bowful with milk - so it's versatile too!

keziaelisabeth's picture

I love this ganola, really easy and you can just add what you want/ have in the house! To make chocolate granola add cocoa powder and some melted milk choc; even more yummy!

greenlung's picture
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oh so gorgeous, saw the suggestions about apricots and dived into the storecupboard for apricots and figs. Just remember to remove the small stalks from figs etc. before putting in as you cannot see them afterwards. Gorgeous.An opportunity to use up all differents nuts, seeds, dried fruits, a different taste every time. Thank you AGAIN

greenlung's picture
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oh so gorgeous, saw the suggestions about apricots and dived into the storecupboard for apricots and figs. Just remember to remove the small stalks from figs etc. before putting in as you cannot see them afterwards. Gorgeous.An opportunity to use up all differents nuts, seeds, dried fruits, a different taste every time. Thank you AGAIN

veggiesara's picture
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as granola recipes go this isn't too bad, but I found that the oats tasted slightly raw and the dried fruit became chewy and tough after it's time in the oven. I will try this recipe again but I would make the following changes
1) Leave the granola in for 15 minutes more than the recipe says. 2) Don't add the dried fruit until 5 minutes from the end of the cooking time.

jokiernander's picture
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The only Granola I would ever eat! I also add brazil nuts and use dried cranberries and blueberries. Perfect!

aileenwalsh's picture

I've loved this - mixed with honey Greek yogurt I think tastes best.

toymonster's picture
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Lovely!

marola's picture
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Wonderful stuff. I would like to go to the next stage and dry fruit from my garden to use in this recipe. Had to use honey as we can not get maple syrup here.

emma052's picture
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Really good!..i look forward to this for breakfast every morning....10/10

ffowles's picture
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Absolutely delish! I used raisins for my fruit as it was all I had to hand and it was completely gorgeous - not sure how you get 15 portions out of it - I don't think it will last the week!

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