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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kathryndonna's picture
31st Oct, 2015
I also find this takes longer to cook - twice as long for a lovely crunchy, toasty flavour that sticks together in clumps. I usually use a mix of sultanas/raisins/currants or whatever dried fruit I have in but still only add it 10 - 15 minutes before the end otherwise it goes too hard. It's a great recipe to vary the mix of fruit, add nuts too, use coconut oil for a change. It may cost a little more than ready made (although I'm not sure if you chose a good quality one anyway) but you know exactly what goes into it and no nasties so worth every penny and bit of effort.
andrew c
18th Oct, 2015
Excellent granola, which I make every weekend for the family. Couple of comments: - if like me you have a house full of teenage kids you'll need 2 or 3 times the quantities to last a week - cheap option it isn't at all, but to give the family a good start to the day well worth it - I find best for the dried fruit is a mix of blueberries, cranberries and cherries, topped up with raisins to keep the cost down - desiccated coconut kind of works at a pinch but well worth sourcing coconut flakes - stick with the quantity of maple syrup :) - maybe just my oven, but I find it takes a bit longer than given to get the right crunch
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20th Aug, 2015
Best ever granola! Replaced the sesame seeds with linseed and the dried berries with currants as I didn't have them in the cupboard! Cooked the 2 trays for about 25-30 min more than said in the recipe to make sure it was crunchy! It worked wonders and I am loving it! Makes servings of 50g and served with live yogurt and fresh fruit, it doesn't need any extra sugar or anything else!
19th Aug, 2015
Wow! My first homemade granola, so yummy! I can't believe how easy it was to make.. and it's healthy. My kitchen smells wonderful! I used coconut oil butter instead of vegetable oil.
4th Aug, 2015
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!
1st Aug, 2015
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.
13th Jul, 2015
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.
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
Awesome granola recipe,I swapped the sesame seeds for sunflower seeds ,added some pecan nuts ,and followed dalyls tip on adding an egg white .
2nd Aug, 2014
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!


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