Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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(114 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
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • 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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KatOstrich
18th Oct, 2017
5.05
Just made this with all honey (125ml), chopped dates and pumpkin seeds. Cooked for 30 mins at 160, turning halfway, and it turned out well
ellie1954
14th Aug, 2017
Came out lovely in the end. I added dried cranberries and raisins with toasted almonds and it tasted delish. After adding in the berries and coconut, I put it in the oven for 5 minutes instead of the recommend 10 - 15; however, I then gave it another 5 mins to make it extra crispy and crunchy. Looking forward to trying this!
ambertuesday
17th Jun, 2017
3.8
love this granola. I make it all the time. However I put in half the amount of maple syrup and less than half the amount of coconut. I find that it takes longer to cook than the recipe suggests. I also only put it back in with the dried fruit for approx 5 mins or they burn. If I'm feeling rash I'll put some chopped nuts in. Good recipe to tinker with depending on whats in your larder.
Sglasscock
12th Mar, 2017
5.05
Ive made this recipe a few times and it comes out perfect every time! I add cranberries and blueberries and omit the vanilla essence. Contrary to other reviews, my granola cooked perfectly in the suggested time, I do think ovens vary a great deal which could be the reason for this. Although homemade granola is more expensive than shop bought, I highly recommend making it yourself so that you know exactly what goes into it without any nasties being added by manufacturers.
chicajules
5th Jan, 2017
5.05
I have been making this using this recipe for years. I do substitute the veg oil for coconut oil now and I leave out the coconut flakes. All in all it is a delicious recipe for granola with much less sugar than the sickly bought ones.
mtp1905
2nd Oct, 2016
5.05
I have been using this recipe for some time now. I started to leave out the berries in a effort to reduce the sugar. It saves around 4g of sugar per portion.
MaeveW
12th Apr, 2016
3.8
This seems incredibly high in sugar to be considered "healthy". I only used 40ml of maple syrup and added some cinnamon and a bit of extra veg oil instead; still tasted very sweet. Lovely flavours and nice for a treat but I wouldn't eat it every day.
saschlet
8th Apr, 2016
5.05
Just made this using sweet freedom instead of maple as I started making it before I realised I didn't have any maple! Left out nuts due to having none in. Just used raisins and diced dried apricot, pumpkin and sunflower and although it took at least 40 mins (poss due to sweet freedom), it has come out crunchy and yummy. Not in clusters but more like Dorset cereals' honey granola, which is really what I was after. Youpi! Will make again (even though it's quite ££!)!
emmaskipper
16th Mar, 2016
5.05
Simple but delicious, following suggestions on here I substituted vegetable oil for olive oil and maple syrup for agave nectar. I used a seed mix and also added pecans, banana chips some cinnamon and nutmeg. Baked it for ~15-20 mins more than recommended too so it was extra crunchy. I plan on having it with yoghurt and fresh fruit so didn't add any dried fruit this time but like the sound of dried cranberries and blueberries!! Yum
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Anna harvey-Chlubek
26th Feb, 2016
I've replaced 2/3 of syrup and honey for boiled and mashed dates and added some cinnamon, taste great!

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Sabrab
14th Sep, 2017
5.05
Made this recipe a while back and turned out amazing...going to try again but want to reduce the amount of sugar. Please let me know the minimum amount of maple syrup and honey I could use.
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goodfoodteam
17th Sep, 2017
Thanks for your question. We haven't tried reducing the honey and maple syrup in our test kitchen so are not able to give precise quantities. You can experiment by adding a little at a time in Step 1 to see at what point the ingredients start to stick together.
jlandk
2nd May, 2014
2.55
I notice that a comment later than mine has been approved indicating that these threads are being monitored, and yet you didn't allow my comment regarding soaking nuts and seeds? Why is that then?
heatherrellis
11th Feb, 2014
I'm allergic to nuts but simply added some brown linseeds (25g), and an extra 25g each of sunflower and pumpkin seeds instead of the nuts. I'm not a fan of overly sweet things so used all honey (cheapest store brand of clear) and added some cinnamon and about 35g of 60% good quality dark chocolate (just from Lidl). Added the chocolate and mixed fruit at the 2nd stage. It tastes wonderful and will certainly be a great treat in the mornings! The honey makes it clump less but worth it. Think I could add some bananas or strawberries with it when I have them in the house, but this is certainly a good fibre boost, gives a portion of fruit and a nice nut free breakfast!