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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ninnienoble's picture

My husband doesn't eat wheat, gluten or dairy so this granola goes down a treat. He truly is addicted to it and it doesn't last long once made. The great thing is that you can add/change the ingredients depending on your mood and makes each batch slightly different.

liezeldutoit's picture
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Wow, this is a great recipe. My fussy French friend absolutely loves it and it has become our weekday staple. We recently started a more intense running regime and this granola with natural yoghurt hits the spot every time.

wondermum's picture
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I love this recipe, much nicer than any you can buy in the shops.

ambertuesday's picture
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this is yummy, I didn't have half the ingredients so improvised with what was in the cupboards. I found that I had to cook it for much longer to get a good crunch to it! (More like 40 mins in total) I like the fact that it does keep you going until lunchtime.

bgoeppert's picture
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Excellent recipe! Find this very nutritious and easy to make. Have added a few variations regarding the dried fruit and seeds, but it's always a success!

bobs2009's picture
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I've wanted to make my own granola for a while now and although this recipe was fine (found the oven temp and cooking times too short though) it doesn't seem cost viable to make this up unless you can buy and make in bulk.

uzziel49's picture
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This recipe has never, ever made 15 servings! But it is a great recipie, and very tasty indeed. I've tried shop bought granola before and found it just too hard to chew through on an early morning. This of course all depends on what you put into it, I just used linseed instead of sesame seed but that was the only change. Went down very well with my wife and daughter too. Made a batch on Saturday morning, it had all gone after breakfast Monday morning! Wanted to make twice the quantity second time but didn't have enough seeds, etc - won't make that mistake again.

stoney's picture

Lovely flavours but I must say I find the texture rather bitty with all the sesame seeds. Also 10-15 minutes in the oven was too long after adding the dried fruit, as some it ended up rather hard and chewy.
Won't stop me making it again with a few amendments though!

shepparc's picture

I made this last night and not sure if the oats I used had been in the cupboard too long but it didn't 'clump' as I expected it to. May use slightly less oats next time to get the desired stickiness.

Also used my own imagination in the ingredients I used - chopped mixed nuts added with pine nuts and didn't use the coconut but swapped it for dried cranberries and apricots. Will definitely make this again - even the children loved it

hellsheaven's picture
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This is really easy to make and very yummy. I alternate with what dried fruit and even nuts I use so you can tailor it to what you fancy. It also makes plenty so it lasts.

therealhal's picture

I made this last night, with a couple of changes: rather than 4tbsp sesame seeds, did 2tbsp each sesame seeds and linseed, for the berries I had roughly 25g each dried cranberries and blueberries, and 50g sultanas, and I also used desiccated coconut (in all cases because that's what I had in the cupboard!). And it's absolutely delicious - ate it this morning for breakfast with thick greek yoghurt and fruit compote - divine!

Will definitely make it again once this massive batch is all gone :-)

janetell's picture

I love this recipe. I have just made my third batch. I make enough for a week for two of us at a time. It is so much better than bought cereal breakfasts; I don't think I will be buying ready made stuff again. I have passed the recipe onto friends and relatives.

monkeypig87's picture
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Made this for the first time tonight - error! I knew I should have made this in the morning instead, as I ended up eating so much of it because, like everyone else has been saying, it's so moreish! I told myself I would be able to resist, but there was no chance. I was really surprised at how much this made and how delicious it is. For the fruit I used chopped dried dates, raisins and cranberries, which look lovely against the golden colour of the oats.

meme55's picture
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Its a fab breakfast! So adaptable as you can bung in any kind of nuts and dried friuts you have in the cupboard. Yoghurt and granola with chopped fresh banana or strawberries keeps me going til lunch.

psyteq's picture

The most amazing recipe ever! I too don't get hungry until late lunch time. I have it with yoghurt, cinnamon and prunes. I omitted the sesame seeds and coconut and added linseed, sultanas and hazlenuts. Delicious. And it is definitely low sugar - as a diabetic, I inject way less insulin for this compared to what I used to inject for a small bowl of porridge!

marylyn's picture

This is an excellent recipe....I make it so often, I now double the quantities and can make it 'by eye' in just a few minutes! We eat it every day and it's really good for our digestive systems!

hannahmummy's picture
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My family and I love this granola. I have made it several times now. It also works well to double the recipe if you have a larger family- it keeps well in an airtight tub. The recipe name suggests it is good for you and as the amount of oil is so low I'd have to agree. Many other recipes call for loads more. We enjoyed this with dried sour morello cherries in it. I also used desicated coconut as it is easier to find and cheaper!

rhl500's picture
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This is truly delicious, I make it with raisins and find that dessicated coconut is nicer than the flakes. I haven't been using maple syrup but more honey instead, don't know how this affects the calories. I'm not sure it does work out any cheaper than shop bought cereals but it's certainly healthier and more satisfying.

cnpfriend's picture
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far too moreish. Make sure you put the box away or there won't be any left by breakfast! I stired mine though and it went a bit crumbly and less lumpy. Will definitely be making it again, great with toasted hazelnuts and apricots. Delicious and so easy.

galaxyblue's picture

Made this last night... it was very quick and easy to make and the ingredients make a huge quantity.

Very delicious - would recommend making this. I have it with low fat natural yoghurt for breakfast.

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