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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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!

vicsgroves's picture
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Most wonderful recipe I have had from the website so far. So easy to make and is really tasty and really keeps me going past lunchtime (I normally crash around 10.30 and end up in search of food). I make two or three lots in one go as we eat it most days and it stays fresh for ages. I normally add wheatgerm and flaxseed as an extra healthy boost. We serve with a variety of fruit to keep it interesting. Great with fresh green apple.

skinnyjules's picture

This is a fabulous recipe. I swapped the maple syrup for agave syrup. In case you don't know this a syrup made from the nectar of a cactus plant and is a third of the calories and lower GI than honey / maple syrup, etc. It's also suitable for vegans to eat (although I'm not). It still worked great. Looking forward to breakfast tomorrow!

kathygill's picture
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Forgot to rate!

kathygill's picture
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I usually have museli for breakfast every day. Having made this for the first time yesterday I will not be buying shop bought again!! It kept me full up until lunch time, even after an hour and a half in the gym. I use almonds and hazelnuts, and a tropical fruit mix. I think next time I'll try something different, the possibilities are endless!

baku_chushka's picture
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What a fantastic recipe!! I made it with walnuts, almonds and mixed seeds, beautiful! I have to say that it is much nicer than Dorset Cereals' Honey Granola, cheaper and better for you!! I will be making this again but next time I will try something different. Thank you.

angelic113's picture

There is a first time for everything and this was delicious.

mrskilt's picture
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I was getting bored of my usual breakfast cereals - so decided to try this - its delicious and so easy to make! I made it without the almonds (nut allergy) and used melted butter instead of vegetable oil...and I used mixed tropical fruits instead of berries. My husband says its better than any shop bought cereal he's ever had!!

perkypants's picture

As a coeliac I struggle to find a breakfast that's enjoyable, nutritious and provides fibre. I used gluten-free rolled oats (Waitrose) and left out the coconut, replacing it with pecan nuts, and use dried cranberries, for a hint of sharpness. It is a perfect combination for me.

Like many posting here, I couldn't wait for my treat to cool down so the first portion, with pro-biotic yogurt, was crunchy and warm. Really delicious.

irunbecauseilovefood's picture
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This is a fab recipe - the granola smells divine while it's cooking (forget the fresh coffee, just make this if you're showing people around your house); and it fills you up a treat until lunch.

I added some cinnamon and will probably experiment with ginger, mixed spice, etc. Tempted to bin the coconut next time - or at least reduce the amount of dessicated that I used as it was rather "bitty".

Took other reviewers' advice and only added the fruit a few minutes before removing it from the oven. Cooking times more or less as the recipe stated.

Yum.

kipperelli's picture
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Gorgeous and nutty. Love the sesame seeds in it and I put some pine nuts in, the end of a packet, really lovely and easy.

mimi204's picture
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Healthy, versatile and delicious.

bette_davis's picture

so so so so delicious! I ran out of flaked almonds so I used whole almonds to the same value which gave the granola a bit of a tasty crunch. Really good with yoghurt and strawberries

janewebb's picture

Love this recipe and it is now my start to every day. I use apricots and cranberries which adds lovely colour as well as taste!

shazomatic's picture
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Made this last night, very pleased with the results, very moreish. I didn't use cococut as I'm not a fan, and only had groundnut oil so used a scant 2tbsp of that. I used cranberries and blueberries. I think for my taste, next time I'll use less sesame seeds but other than that it is delicious stuff and after eating a very small portion for breakfast, it is now 4pm and I'm just starting to get the tiniest hunger pangs. Would make a lovely pudding with layers of good vanilla icecream and crushed ripe strawberries!

rinabatt's picture

OH MY GOODNESS... this granola recipe is sooo good!! I left out the sesame seeds and put in chopped walnuts, brazil, hazelnuts and almonds (instead of the flaked almonds) and didn't stir it too much so it stayed quite clumpy which I love! I would agree with the dried fruit comments though don't bother putting it in until you have finished cooking as it just goes hard. Also I baked mine for an extra 15 mins checking on it every 5 to make it a really nice golden colour and crunchy too. Be warned though.....you will almost definitely eat at least 3 of the "15 servings" through just picking as it is addictive!!

buzy-lizzie's picture
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This is a really easy and delicious recipe. Didn't have any sesame
seeds so added pecan nuts and some more mixed nuts. Not too sure about adding the dried berries 10 mins. before the end of cooking as I found my dried cranberries too crunchy. Next time will add at the end without cooking them.

bibster's picture
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I am so glad I made this and agree that I will never buy Granola or Muesli again, as this is so good! The coconut is such a delicate but essential taste and the maple syrup gives the granola such a natural sweetness that you dont get in shop bought granolas. I added more nuts the 2nd time, but will stick to the original recipe next time as too many nuts spoiled the simplicity of what this is is all about. The combination of seeds worked perfectly and I was nervous about putting them all in. Just lovely, without clumps!

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