Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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(109 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 125ml maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    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
    Coconut

    Coconut

    koe-koe-nut

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

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.

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Comments (122)

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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.

gary_s's picture

I've been making this for a couple of months and consider it by far to be the best recipe for granola. Hadn't previously used maple syrup as an ingredient but love the stuff now!

paulnlondon's picture
5

This is fab - a worrying amount didn't make it off the cooling tray into the storage container as it's so more-ish.

Stopping myself scoffing it is going to be the problem here as it is so good.

I couldn't find almonds so I made my first batch with chunkily chopped pecans.

I look forward to ringing the changes with different fruits, nuts and seeds.

Dessert tonight was banana and greek yoghurt topped with this granola - and I'll be heading back for seconds once I've submitted this!

blulou's picture
5

this is a great recipe and can be used in many ways. and at least you know exactly what you are eating.

chanters's picture

Had my first portion for breakfast this morning! It was so easy to make and is very tasty. It's coming close to lunchtime now and I'm still not feeling peckish...a great start to the day!

wendykr's picture
5

This is delicious and very adaptable. However I'll be careful not to eat huge bowls of it as its very moreish and more calorific than plain porridge.

Will portion control or use as a topping for fruit and yoghurt.

poliachi's picture

This was great, changed some things i put in pecans some mixed nuts,gave this recipie to my friends they love it. much nicer and cheaper than shop bought one`s.I`m going to try diffrent seeds
etc net time.

ugly_catfish's picture
5

Made this with dried blueberries and golden sultanas and I eat it every morning. I also added some cashew nuts and used linseed instead of sesame. A bowl of this at breakfast keeps me going until lunch without needing to snack.

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