Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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(154 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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6th Apr, 2014
Make this for my kids and serve it with Greek yoghurt and a squeeze of Agave nectar, they absolutely love it, so much better then Sugar Puffs! It's quick and easy to make, I do it while washing up, it's a firm favourite at breakfast time.
11th Jan, 2014
3rd time making this Granola. This is the best tasting Granola, and compared to shop bought one, this one is a winner. Just have two batches in the oven now, and the kitchen smells wonderful. I only put in 50ml of maple syrup as we prefer it less sweet. So easy to make too, everyone should have a go and make some healthy Granola.
9th Jan, 2014
This is the first ever I made and tried granola and I absolutely love it. I followed the recipe completely and i love it, always look forward to breakfast time now, I like it with fat free vanilla yoghurt.
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30th Dec, 2013
This is now my go-to granola recipe. It's simple, it's flexible or suit what you have or fancy and and most of all, it's delicious. I have halved the nuts and seeds as my calorie controlled diet won't allow for much but with fruit and yogurt, just a great way to start the day!
9th Nov, 2013
Just made this delicious granola for the second time. Better than any shop bought one I've tasted. I used 75g of maple syrup this time as prefer it less sweet. I used dried dates and no coconut. Yummy!
12th Sep, 2013
Delicious, easy to make and easy to tweak to suit your tastes. Try different combinations of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Recommended!
30th Aug, 2013
i have just made this, i ran out of maple syrup but just added a little extra honey and its lovely. I used flaked almonds, chopped hazelnuts, and pecans with banana chips and raisins also added a teaspoon of cinnamon. Even my 6 years old daughter loves it and she apparently doesnt like oats!
5th Aug, 2013
Best granola I've ever tasted!
21st May, 2013
Absolutely amazing! I didn't have mixed berries so substituted for 50g dried apricots and 25g each of raisins and sultanas. I used desiccated coconut. I found that it needed a little extra baking time to get it as crunchy as I like and it needed a bit more maple syrup or honey to get it to clump together a bit more. The taste of this granola though is absolutely gorgeous. My boyfriend has proclaimed it to be the tastiest cereal he has ever eaten! It does make the 15 portions in my opinion. It works out around 50g per portion, which doesn't seem like a lot, but it is very filling and quite high in calories (albeit 'good' ones from the nuts etc), so you don't really need any more. I eat this with natural yoghurt and I love it, as does my 2 year old. I will be making another batch very soon and I am quite sure that this will be a regular staple in my cupboard from now on.
20th Apr, 2013
btw made it with half dried apricots and half dried figs instead of berries and worked fantastic!


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