Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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(109 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes 15 servings
Try this energy-boosting granola breakfast to start your day - it's good for you!

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal259
  • fat15g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.02g
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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 125ml maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g rolled oats
  • 50g sunflower seed
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 100g flaked almond
  • 100g dried berries (find them in the baking aisle)
  • 50g coconut flakes or desiccated coconut



    A large hairy, brown nut that grows on the coconut tree, found throughout the world's…


  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.

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Comments (122)

angelic113's picture

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

mrskilt's picture

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

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.


kipperelli's picture

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

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

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 will almost definitely eat at least 3 of the "15 servings" through just picking as it is addictive!!

buzy-lizzie's picture

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

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!

florabunda's picture

I have just put my granola into a container to stop me eating it. It is fabulous. I added pecans and other nuts and missed out the sesame seeds as that is what was in the cupboard. I can't wait for breakfast tomorrow and will eat the granola with blueberries and fat free Greek yogurt. My granola did not clump. Should it? Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong?

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

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

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

ambertuesday's picture

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

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

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

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.


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