Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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(151 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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warvik
4th Aug, 2015
5.05
Fantastic granola! Have made it half a dozen times and it's always been great. I prefer to serve mine with yoghurt and fresh fruit so usually leave out the dried berries. When I haven't been able to get hold of maple syrup I've also tried it with golden syrup, treacle and agave nectar (varying the quantities as appropriate) and it all works!
bevwilson81
1st Aug, 2015
5.05
This is my everyday breakfast with almond milk. I don't use the coconut as I don't like it and I don't use sesame seeds I substitute them for roughly chopped almonds and use dried cranberries. I also use gluten free oats and it tastes amazing, I love it a bit crunchy but after soaking in the almond milk it turns a bit chewy. I make this every week keep it in a air tight container and just take out a bowl full every weekday morning. Yummy.
Radicalbee
13th Jul, 2015
5.05
Wonderful and addictive! Substituted maple syrup with a blend of over ripened banana, apricot purée, 2 tbs melted butter and 2 tbs honey. Used chopped hazelnuts instead of almonds. A subtle taste of banana added to the final taste of this great snack. Packed in small zip-bags can taken to work or anywhere for a small refreshment.
sarahjcrossley
18th Apr, 2015
Lovely granola. I added some apple juice in place of all the maple syrup and used some butter cooking spray with the fruit for the last 10 mins. Didn't pre-soak seeds and have a perfect granola which has remained in clumps...looking forward to breakfast!
Ibrahim 2006
9th Feb, 2015
5.05
Awesome granola recipe,I swapped the sesame seeds for sunflower seeds ,added some pecan nuts ,and followed dalyls tip on adding an egg white .
dalyls
2nd Aug, 2014
5.05
Beautiful granola. Popped in different seeds and nuts because they were what I had to hand but it was lovely. I left it in for about forty minutes before I added the dried fruit to make it that extra bit crunchy. Would like to figure out how to make it a bit clumpy also! P.S. Figured out how to make it clumpy since I made my first batch - you mix an egg white or two into the mixture before baking and it binds it. Have my second batch in the oven now and am looking forward to the delicious clusters!
Ymab
22nd Jun, 2014
Made this last night. I have a nut allergy so took out all nuts and added extra seeds. I also left it in the oven for about 10 mins longer for extra crunchiness. Enjoying my first portion this morning - the result is delicious!
jlandk
3rd May, 2014
3.05
As I said in a previous comment (which wasn't approved for some reason) it is best to soak nuts and some seeds for 12-24 hours prior to using for granola, and that way you'll also get a more chewy consistency if you adapt the granola to make health bars by adding dates
elizabethp
1st May, 2014
This is a lovely recipe but I used 3 tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup this time and that was plenty, may even reduce further next time
jlandk
1st May, 2014
3.05
Strictly speaking nuts and seeds should always be soaked for 12-24 hours, then drained thoroughly before being used to make Granola

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