Good-for-you granola

Good-for-you granola

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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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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!
3rd May, 2014
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
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
1st May, 2014
Strictly speaking nuts and seeds should always be soaked for 12-24 hours, then drained thoroughly before being used to make Granola
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!


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