Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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(113 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
  • 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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18th Jun, 2012
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!
8th May, 2012
It's just out of the oven! Smells delicious, tastes great and is retaining its crunchiness as it cools. Looking forward to tomorrow morning already! Left it in the oven for an extra 10 mins as some previous comments have suggested. Added chia seeds instead of sesame seeds and also added pecan nuts. Omitted the dried fruit as would prefer to eat with some chopped fresh fruit... The granola is fully cooled now and I've just enjoyed some with natural yoghurt. Big thumbs up!
17th Apr, 2012
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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27th Feb, 2012
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!!
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.
12th Dec, 2011
Just making my 3rd batch of this. So good.
21st Oct, 2011
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...
5th Oct, 2011
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.
22nd Sep, 2011
PERFECT! I can't stop eating this. Healthy Breakfast, and I don't feel ill until mid afternoon, which is unusual. Love it.
6th Sep, 2011
The kids and I love this!! They like to help make it too.


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