Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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(115 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
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

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

  • 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
    Two piles of oats



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

  • 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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12th Sep, 2013
Delicious, easy to make and easy to tweak to suit your tastes. Try different combinations of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Recommended!
30th Aug, 2013
i have just made this, i ran out of maple syrup but just added a little extra honey and its lovely. I used flaked almonds, chopped hazelnuts, and pecans with banana chips and raisins also added a teaspoon of cinnamon. Even my 6 years old daughter loves it and she apparently doesnt like oats!
5th Aug, 2013
Best granola I've ever tasted!
21st May, 2013
Absolutely amazing! I didn't have mixed berries so substituted for 50g dried apricots and 25g each of raisins and sultanas. I used desiccated coconut. I found that it needed a little extra baking time to get it as crunchy as I like and it needed a bit more maple syrup or honey to get it to clump together a bit more. The taste of this granola though is absolutely gorgeous. My boyfriend has proclaimed it to be the tastiest cereal he has ever eaten! It does make the 15 portions in my opinion. It works out around 50g per portion, which doesn't seem like a lot, but it is very filling and quite high in calories (albeit 'good' ones from the nuts etc), so you don't really need any more. I eat this with natural yoghurt and I love it, as does my 2 year old. I will be making another batch very soon and I am quite sure that this will be a regular staple in my cupboard from now on.
20th Apr, 2013
btw made it with half dried apricots and half dried figs instead of berries and worked fantastic!
20th Apr, 2013
have a small bowl with enough sweetened almond milk to just cover and let it soak for 5 mins (do something else meanwhile to prevent temptation!) as is quite crunchy and chewy and it just becomes an unbelievable, sweet, complex but guilt free, nutritious breakfast that lasts me till lunch! and i mean a SMALL bowl! also fantastic with your choice of natural yoghurt and fresh fruit :)
26th Mar, 2013
Delicious! And so easy
16th Mar, 2013
Im really looking forward to making this recipe! If anyone who has made this see's this post could you please give me a rough estimate on how many portions this recipe makes? Im just wondering how many breakfast it will last me :) Also does it keep well or lose its crunchiness? Thanks :)
25th Feb, 2013
My favourite granola recipe, so easy to make a totally gorgeous -a family favourite!
23rd Feb, 2013
DELICIOUS! My amendments: I use a bit less honey than suggested, and I use half/half maple syrup and agave syrup, and reduced quantity from 125ml to 100ml - it was still plenty sweet enough, especially with dried fruit. I don't add the fruit before it all gets toasted as I prefer the softer texture. Just stir it in once it's out the oven, but still warm. I add a generous pinch of salt, plus 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 tsp ground ginger. I also did half/half of the flaked almonds with chopped pecans which is another lovely flavour and texture. I agree with earlier comments about too many sesame seeds making it rather "bitty" - I substituted half the quantity with sunflower seeds.


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