Crunchy granola with berries & cherries

Crunchy granola with berries & cherries

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 20 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes about 12 breakfast bowlfuls
Make your breakfast a fruity feast - this recipe is full of crunchy goodness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal409
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.13g
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  • 175g mixed nuts (pecan halves and peanuts in their red skins)
  • 450g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 125ml sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 100ml runny honey (try one of the lightly flavoured flower ones)



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

  • half a 170g packet dried berries and cherry



    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas 5/fan oven 170C. Halve some of the pecans, leave some whole. Mix with peanuts, oats, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. In a jug, measure the oil and pour into the mixture, then measure the honey – it will slide out easily. Stir together with a fork to break up any big clumps of oats.

  2. Pour on to a large baking tray with sides, preferably non-stick, in a thin layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring well at least twice and bringing the mixture in from the edges, until it is golden. Transfer to a large bowl and leave to cool.

  3. Mix in the berries and cherries and serve with plenty of chilled milk.

  4. Store for up to 1 month in airtight container.

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11th Dec, 2012
Sorry forgot to rate. 5 stars
11th Dec, 2012
I made a massive amount & got a bit carried away with adding different nuts, cranberries, dried apple & apricots. Ohh & chopped up fig rolls. It was yummy. Now in the process of filling Kilner Jars & labelling it as My Christmas Granola. Giving them as presents. Best ever.
1st Sep, 2012
Never made granola before, but always meant to. It was very easy and very delicious! We ate it with greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey, if you eat it like this there is enough to feed four people for at least a couple of weeks. Will be making this again.
27th Jun, 2012
I make this all the time now. raisin-phobics in the family, so I just use the nuts.Pecans are my favourite, so I use half those, and half mixed nuts. I suggest adding the nuts half way thorugh the cooking time, or they are prone to burning
3rd Apr, 2012
Made this yesterday! Really tasty. Added some spelt. Pecan's really tasty addition. Instead of cherries, added cranberries and sultanas.
7th Mar, 2012
Just in case you want to use a pack of 750g of rolled oats and cook a larger batch! 750g rolled oats 290g mixed nuts (pecan halves and peanuts in their red skins) 85g sesame seeds 85g sunflower seeds 200ml sunflower oil 165ml runny honey (try one of the lightly flavoured flower ones) 170g packet dried berries and cherry!! (why not?)
29th Jan, 2012
Brilliant recipe. Next batch in our fan oven will be checked at 18 minutes as the first one at 22 minutes was a tad toasty.
14th Jan, 2012
About to make this for a 2nd time as it went down so well 1st time round! Not a pecan nuts fan so instead used chopped up blanched almonds. Also left out the peanuts and used some equivalent grams in pumpkin seeds instead. Tasted lovely!
5th Sep, 2011
I make a huge batch of this every few weeks and love it with milk and sliced banana for breakfast. I add bran flakes, wheatgerm, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, brazil nuts and almonds to the mix. I heat the honey and sunflower oil in a pan first and it makes the consistency easier to stir through the oats. I also add dried cranberries after it's cooled. Delicious!
18th Jun, 2011
Wow, this is totally delicious. Don't know if I'll ever go back to shop-bought stuff now! I used dried cranberries and different nuts than suggested, but I cannot wait until breakfast on Monday to dive into this!


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