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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7th Mar, 2008
This is fab - a worrying amount didn't make it off the cooling tray into the storage container as it's so more-ish. Stopping myself scoffing it is going to be the problem here as it is so good. I couldn't find almonds so I made my first batch with chunkily chopped pecans. I look forward to ringing the changes with different fruits, nuts and seeds. Dessert tonight was banana and greek yoghurt topped with this granola - and I'll be heading back for seconds once I've submitted this!
25th Feb, 2008
this is a great recipe and can be used in many ways. and at least you know exactly what you are eating.
25th Feb, 2008
Had my first portion for breakfast this morning! It was so easy to make and is very tasty. It's coming close to lunchtime now and I'm still not feeling peckish...a great start to the day!
27th Jan, 2008
This is delicious and very adaptable. However I'll be careful not to eat huge bowls of it as its very moreish and more calorific than plain porridge. Will portion control or use as a topping for fruit and yoghurt.
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26th Jan, 2008
This was great, changed some things i put in pecans some mixed nuts,gave this recipie to my friends they love it. much nicer and cheaper than shop bought one`s.I`m going to try diffrent seeds etc net time.
25th Jan, 2008
Made this with dried blueberries and golden sultanas and I eat it every morning. I also added some cashew nuts and used linseed instead of sesame. A bowl of this at breakfast keeps me going until lunch without needing to snack.
8th Jan, 2008
What a great recipe. This was my first attempt at making granola, and I cant believe how simple and delicious it was. I used dried strawberries and dried cranberries. I have "priced up" this recipe and found it be no more expensive than the shop bought variety - it is also much tastier!
4th Dec, 2007
I have this for breakfast almost every day, and it keeps me going till lunch on a slow steady release of energy. Crunchy and wholesome, with just the right amount of sweetness from the honey and maple syrup, this is so easy to make. If you look at a lot of shop-bought granola, one of the main ingredients is almost invariably large amounts of raw cane sugar, thereby denting any claim to healthy values! I like to vary the ingredients (I'll generally add in some wheat germ and flax seed, which doesn't affect the taste but is a great health boost), and I love adding pecans for the crunch and generally use dried cranberries for their pleasant tartness.


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