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-pill sirr-ip

    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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izabelle
17th Apr, 2012
5.05
I've made it this mornig and it tastes absolutely delicious,I only put 1 tbsp of oil and didn't use any coconut tried keep it to a lower calorie and it turned out to be perfect and crunchy, yum. Will definately make it again
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niccinotts
27th Feb, 2012
5.05
The smell coming from the oven is wonderful, just making my 1st batch of this and it looks delicious. I just used sultanas as it was all I had in, but will enjoy varying the dried fruit content next time. Im sure I am going to be making this time after time!!
carlibeth
8th Jan, 2012
Great recipe. The granola has a great texture, good stickiness / clumps & lovely mix of flavours. You can get away with less maple syrup e.g. 90ml v's 125ml - which is good as it's so very expensive.
sopherina
12th Dec, 2011
5.05
Just making my 3rd batch of this. So good.
littlemissysunshine
21st Oct, 2011
5.05
AMAZING! I have just made this and it's fantastic! It's literally just come out of the oven and I've already eaten a good few spoonfuls. I couldn't find maple syrup here in Spain so I just used the same amount of honey. I also added brazil nuts, soya beans and giant sunflower seeds. I can't wait til breakfast tomorrow! If it lasts that long...
zippiepurplemonkey
5th Oct, 2011
4.05
I found this a littlle too sweet, so added around 40ml less syrup. I also used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil - as its much healthier. It really is very tasty - a definate winner with the whole family.
yuliya112
22nd Sep, 2011
5.05
PERFECT! I can't stop eating this. Healthy Breakfast, and I don't feel ill until mid afternoon, which is unusual. Love it.
sallywilliment
6th Sep, 2011
5.05
The kids and I love this!! They like to help make it too.
juleswark
6th Sep, 2011
Substitute agave nectar for the maple syrup. Tastes exactly the same but agave nectar is low GI and 2/3 cals!
katiemoss
28th Aug, 2011
5.05
This easily keeps me full until lunch time. I no longer stick religiously to the recipe and add in whatever fruits etc I have in the cupboard. I quite like it with some pecans and dried blueberries added. My only complaint is that everyone in the house gobbles it up at speed so I have to hide it or loose it!

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