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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20th Apr, 2013
btw made it with half dried apricots and half dried figs instead of berries and worked fantastic!
20th Apr, 2013
have a small bowl with enough sweetened almond milk to just cover and let it soak for 5 mins (do something else meanwhile to prevent temptation!) as is quite crunchy and chewy and it just becomes an unbelievable, sweet, complex but guilt free, nutritious breakfast that lasts me till lunch! and i mean a SMALL bowl! also fantastic with your choice of natural yoghurt and fresh fruit :)
26th Mar, 2013
Delicious! And so easy
16th Mar, 2013
Im really looking forward to making this recipe! If anyone who has made this see's this post could you please give me a rough estimate on how many portions this recipe makes? Im just wondering how many breakfast it will last me :) Also does it keep well or lose its crunchiness? Thanks :)
25th Feb, 2013
My favourite granola recipe, so easy to make a totally gorgeous -a family favourite!
23rd Feb, 2013
DELICIOUS! My amendments: I use a bit less honey than suggested, and I use half/half maple syrup and agave syrup, and reduced quantity from 125ml to 100ml - it was still plenty sweet enough, especially with dried fruit. I don't add the fruit before it all gets toasted as I prefer the softer texture. Just stir it in once it's out the oven, but still warm. I add a generous pinch of salt, plus 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 tsp ground ginger. I also did half/half of the flaked almonds with chopped pecans which is another lovely flavour and texture. I agree with earlier comments about too many sesame seeds making it rather "bitty" - I substituted half the quantity with sunflower seeds.
30th Jan, 2013
This is excellent, very tasty and great for snacks or breakfast. My only question would be what they class as a serving. I weighed my finally batch and divided it by 15 but then i can't be sure that the calories would be the same. If anyone knows please let me know. Cheers
22nd Jan, 2013
This was my first attempt at granola, and I was not disappointed. It was very delicious, sweet enough but not too strict-tasting. Loved it!
19th Jan, 2013
I have made this twice now. Such a tasty wholesome breakfast very filling too.
22nd Nov, 2012
I made this for a walking weekend with friends and everyone loved it. Very simple to make and very moreish.


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