Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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(178 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
    Two piles of oats



    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



    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 Oct, 2017
Just made this with all honey (125ml), chopped dates and pumpkin seeds. Cooked for 30 mins at 160, turning halfway, and it turned out well
14th Aug, 2017
Came out lovely in the end. I added dried cranberries and raisins with toasted almonds and it tasted delish. After adding in the berries and coconut, I put it in the oven for 5 minutes instead of the recommend 10 - 15; however, I then gave it another 5 mins to make it extra crispy and crunchy. Looking forward to trying this!
17th Jun, 2017
love this granola. I make it all the time. However I put in half the amount of maple syrup and less than half the amount of coconut. I find that it takes longer to cook than the recipe suggests. I also only put it back in with the dried fruit for approx 5 mins or they burn. If I'm feeling rash I'll put some chopped nuts in. Good recipe to tinker with depending on whats in your larder.
12th Mar, 2017
Ive made this recipe a few times and it comes out perfect every time! I add cranberries and blueberries and omit the vanilla essence. Contrary to other reviews, my granola cooked perfectly in the suggested time, I do think ovens vary a great deal which could be the reason for this. Although homemade granola is more expensive than shop bought, I highly recommend making it yourself so that you know exactly what goes into it without any nasties being added by manufacturers.
5th Jan, 2017
I have been making this using this recipe for years. I do substitute the veg oil for coconut oil now and I leave out the coconut flakes. All in all it is a delicious recipe for granola with much less sugar than the sickly bought ones.
2nd Oct, 2016
I have been using this recipe for some time now. I started to leave out the berries in a effort to reduce the sugar. It saves around 4g of sugar per portion.
12th Apr, 2016
This seems incredibly high in sugar to be considered "healthy". I only used 40ml of maple syrup and added some cinnamon and a bit of extra veg oil instead; still tasted very sweet. Lovely flavours and nice for a treat but I wouldn't eat it every day.
8th Apr, 2016
Just made this using sweet freedom instead of maple as I started making it before I realised I didn't have any maple! Left out nuts due to having none in. Just used raisins and diced dried apricot, pumpkin and sunflower and although it took at least 40 mins (poss due to sweet freedom), it has come out crunchy and yummy. Not in clusters but more like Dorset cereals' honey granola, which is really what I was after. Youpi! Will make again (even though it's quite ££!)!
16th Mar, 2016
Simple but delicious, following suggestions on here I substituted vegetable oil for olive oil and maple syrup for agave nectar. I used a seed mix and also added pecans, banana chips some cinnamon and nutmeg. Baked it for ~15-20 mins more than recommended too so it was extra crunchy. I plan on having it with yoghurt and fresh fruit so didn't add any dried fruit this time but like the sound of dried cranberries and blueberries!! Yum
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Anna harvey-Chlubek
26th Feb, 2016
I've replaced 2/3 of syrup and honey for boiled and mashed dates and added some cinnamon, taste great!


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