Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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(112 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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jcrawford323
22nd Nov, 2012
5.05
I made this for a walking weekend with friends and everyone loved it. Very simple to make and very moreish.
mumzylol
14th Nov, 2012
This has become a breakfast staple in our house. Delicious! I add a teaspoon of fine sea salt in with the oats and nuts and I find that it really accentuates the flavour of the granola. Have used dried apricots, cashews, dried mango and flax seeds. Such a versatile recipe with great results every time.
gabrielabrach2
30th Oct, 2012
5.05
Great recipe
twoboots
23rd Oct, 2012
5.05
Great recipe. I add vanilla too. I find that if I leave it in the tray after baking it sticks together and it can be broken into those clumps. My favourite topping is cinnamon dusted cranberries and pecans.
mcfarde
21st Oct, 2012
5.05
Forgot to rate !
mcfarde
21st Oct, 2012
5.05
Been toying with making this for ages - wish I had done it earlier - really good - so much so will not be buying granola in future -easy recipe and lots of things could be substituted for other things if you don't have them - yummy !
jules_murray
9th Sep, 2012
5.05
Love this recipe - so easy to adapt and comes out perfect everytime.
pippaangus
13th Aug, 2012
A fantastic base recipe, and easy to vary the ingredients. I like using chopped stem ginger as well as dried fruit and swapping a proportion of the maple syrup / honey with the stem ginger syrup. I also like to put small chunks of dark chocolate in occasionally.
lisah1968
8th Aug, 2012
This recipe is lovely. I added linseed and threw in some macadamia and pecan nuts. Easy to make and much nicer than shop bought.
cupcakewizard
18th Jun, 2012
5.05
Adore this recipe! easiest one i've found, I have granola almost every morning with banana and yoghurt (sometimes rasberries too) This recipe is quite basic, but pretty much perfect, I'm in the middle of making some right now and I always add some ginger or cinnamon, and I'm trying lemon zest in this batch, not sure how it'll turn out but it's worth a try! Also I can never afford maple syrup so I use all honey instead, tried it with some golden syrup but it made the whole thing a bit sickly, so if you don't have any maple syrup, honey works just as well!

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