Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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(127 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
    Two piles of oats

    Oats

    ohtz

    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
    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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angelic113
25th Apr, 2010
There is a first time for everything and this was delicious.
mrskilt
10th Nov, 2009
5.05
I was getting bored of my usual breakfast cereals - so decided to try this - its delicious and so easy to make! I made it without the almonds (nut allergy) and used melted butter instead of vegetable oil...and I used mixed tropical fruits instead of berries. My husband says its better than any shop bought cereal he's ever had!!
perkypants
6th Nov, 2009
As a coeliac I struggle to find a breakfast that's enjoyable, nutritious and provides fibre. I used gluten-free rolled oats (Waitrose) and left out the coconut, replacing it with pecan nuts, and use dried cranberries, for a hint of sharpness. It is a perfect combination for me. Like many posting here, I couldn't wait for my treat to cool down so the first portion, with pro-biotic yogurt, was crunchy and warm. Really delicious.
irunbecauseilovefood
20th Oct, 2009
5.05
This is a fab recipe - the granola smells divine while it's cooking (forget the fresh coffee, just make this if you're showing people around your house); and it fills you up a treat until lunch. I added some cinnamon and will probably experiment with ginger, mixed spice, etc. Tempted to bin the coconut next time - or at least reduce the amount of dessicated that I used as it was rather "bitty". Took other reviewers' advice and only added the fruit a few minutes before removing it from the oven. Cooking times more or less as the recipe stated. Yum.
kipperelli
6th Sep, 2009
5.05
Gorgeous and nutty. Love the sesame seeds in it and I put some pine nuts in, the end of a packet, really lovely and easy.
mimi204
30th Aug, 2009
5.05
Healthy, versatile and delicious.
bette_davis
10th Aug, 2009
so so so so delicious! I ran out of flaked almonds so I used whole almonds to the same value which gave the granola a bit of a tasty crunch. Really good with yoghurt and strawberries
janewebb
9th Aug, 2009
Love this recipe and it is now my start to every day. I use apricots and cranberries which adds lovely colour as well as taste!
shazomatic
7th Aug, 2009
5.05
Made this last night, very pleased with the results, very moreish. I didn't use cococut as I'm not a fan, and only had groundnut oil so used a scant 2tbsp of that. I used cranberries and blueberries. I think for my taste, next time I'll use less sesame seeds but other than that it is delicious stuff and after eating a very small portion for breakfast, it is now 4pm and I'm just starting to get the tiniest hunger pangs. Would make a lovely pudding with layers of good vanilla icecream and crushed ripe strawberries!
rinabatt
6th Aug, 2009
OH MY GOODNESS... this granola recipe is sooo good!! I left out the sesame seeds and put in chopped walnuts, brazil, hazelnuts and almonds (instead of the flaked almonds) and didn't stir it too much so it stayed quite clumpy which I love! I would agree with the dried fruit comments though don't bother putting it in until you have finished cooking as it just goes hard. Also I baked mine for an extra 15 mins checking on it every 5 to make it a really nice golden colour and crunchy too. Be warned though.....you will almost definitely eat at least 3 of the "15 servings" through just picking as it is addictive!!

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