I make granola every week so I always have something in the cupboard for breakfast and snacks. I usually add a few spoonfuls on top of my porridge for added crunch and sweetness, or I have some with a grated apple and yoghurt as a snack when I get home from work.

The original recipe I used was the BBC’s Good For You Granola.  Now, I have made it so many times that I don’t measure and use whatever I have in the house. Usually it goes something like this. For the dry ingredients I just fill up the jar I store it in until they fit and leave a little extra space for the dried fruit. I eyeball the rest of the ingredients.

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 300g-ish porridge oats
  • handful of seeds – anything works, I often use pumpkin, sunflower and sesame
  • handful of nuts – whatever you like, walnuts are my favourite
  • handful of dried fruit – choose your favourite, I like to use raisins and chopped dates
  1. Heat oven to 180C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large saucepan melt the coconut oil, honey until it is runny and then add the vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. Add the oats, nuts and seeds and stir until coated.
  4. Pour onto the baking sheet and bake until nice and toasted and some oats are turning golden brown, about 30 minutes. Stir halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  5. When the granola is cooked add the dried fruit and let it cool together. If you bake the dried fruit they will turn hard as rocks.
  6. Keep in a jar or tupperware and munch away!


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