Crunchy granola with berries & cherries

Crunchy granola with berries & cherries

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 20 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes about 12 breakfast bowlfuls

Make your breakfast a fruity feast – this recipe is full of crunchy goodness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal409
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.13g


  • 175g mixed nuts (pecan halves and peanuts in their red skins)
  • 450g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats



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

  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 125ml sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 100ml runny honey (try one of the lightly flavoured flower ones)



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • half a 170g packet dried berries and cherry



    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas 5/fan oven 170C. Halve some of the pecans, leave some whole. Mix with peanuts, oats, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. In a jug, measure the oil and pour into the mixture, then measure the honey – it will slide out easily. Stir together with a fork to break up any big clumps of oats.

  2. Pour on to a large baking tray with sides, preferably non-stick, in a thin layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring well at least twice and bringing the mixture in from the edges, until it is golden. Transfer to a large bowl and leave to cool.

  3. Mix in the berries and cherries and serve with plenty of chilled milk.

  4. Store for up to 1 month in airtight container.

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27th Sep, 2016
I'm in the minority here, I really didn't like this. It doesn't clump together and I found that it had no real sweetness. I will stick to the Nigella recipe.
24th Mar, 2015
Amazing! I added a little extra honey and a whisked egg yoke as i like clumpy bits. I add mixed dried fruit, dates and raisins. Keeps my husband and I filled up for hours. Great at any time of day
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23rd Nov, 2013
This was pretty good! I wanted a healthy, filling breakfast which I could eat every Morning. It did the job, it lasts longer than you expect, make sure you include a nice variety of nuts and berries though or you'll get bored of it after a week or so.
12th Sep, 2013
Lovely!!! Added Linseeds for fibre, just yum.
27th Jul, 2013
How is 409 cal per serving healthy???
13th Jul, 2015
A healthy diet for a woman is about 2000 and for a man 2500 - how is 409 unhealthy in that case??? What do you do for the rest of the day?
24th Mar, 2015
I have this for lunch and i don't then need to eat again until dinner time. If i have 300 cals at breakfast and 800 at dinner i'm well on my way to losing weight. Also - I can have a bowl of this on the 5-2 diet with dairy milk alternative like hemp milk if i have nothing else - i am full up all day.
22nd Aug, 2013
Depends what else you eat that day I guess. The recipe has lots of slow energy releasing foods in so should keep you fuller longer :)
21st Apr, 2013
This is totally yummy, I use it in lots of recipes e.g. granola bars, smoothies, on top of Greek yogurt etc.....
3rd Jan, 2013
This recipe is a staple in our house. We use it on top of porridge with natural yoghurt and honey and on it's own with milk. I leave out the dried fruit and add in rye flakes and extra seeds. Fantastic and so simple to make.


10th Sep, 2019
The receipe says it's 409 kcals per serving but does anyone know how many grams are in a serving? 100g? 45g?
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12th Sep, 2019
Thanks for your question. A serving size is roughly 85g.
22nd Aug, 2013
Any specific honey recommendations for this recipe please?
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