Recipe: ‘Good For You’ Granola

Weekend mornings are designed for two things; lazy lie-ins and bewitching breakfasts.  Now, I am not a breakfast person, in fact scratch that, I am not a morning person, full stop.  So weekends are about the only time I get to take part in morning food without it being a guilty mid-morning cake stop.

A great breakfast for us non-morning cake lovers has to be granola and this household spends a small fortune on it most weeks, trying to find the perfect blend of oats, nuts and juicy raisins to no avail.  Which is how we ended up attempting our own, which turned out pretty well, even if I may say so myself.

Granola is ridiculously easy to make and you can go as crazy as you like with what you put in.  I went big on raisins and cranberries because lets face it, they’re the best part and everyone knows it.  So here we go, get creative…

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You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 125ml agave syrup (or honey/maple syrup)
  • 300g oats – regular rolled oats, not quick cook
  • 100g flaked almonds
  • 50g quinoa
  • 50g dessicated coconut
  • 150g mixed seeds – try pumpkin, sunflower and sesame
  • 100g raisins
  • 100g dried cranberries

Recipe:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 150 degrees Celcius
  2. Mix the oil and all ingredients excluding the dried fruit and coconut in a bowl until evenly coated
  3. Spread the mix over two baking trays so that it’s not too thick and put in the oven
  4. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking occasionally to prevent catching
  5. Mix in the dried fruits and coconut and cook for another 10 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to one month – if it lasts that long!

I suggest serving generously on top of natural yoghurt or just eating straight from the tub.. mmm mmm…. LOVE weekends!P1160333

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17 Comments

  1. 21st October 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Great recipe and just in time for the weekend, thanks! Although there’s nothing wrong with mid-morning cake as a survival strategy in my book, especially when served with a strong coffee 😉

    • DevonMamaOnline
      21st October 2016 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you!! Definitely nothing wrong with cake… although I think my waistline would currently disagree!! Thanks for reading x

  2. 21st October 2016 / 6:59 pm

    I LOVE granola, thanks for sharing!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      21st October 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Who doesn’t?! Thanks for reading – let me know if you have a go!!

  3. Sarah
    23rd October 2016 / 1:09 pm

    We love Gronola in this household! This recipe would be perfect for us, thank you for sharing. #KCACOLS

    • DevonMamaOnline
      23rd October 2016 / 2:39 pm

      Yes!! Give it a go, it’s so much nicer cos you can add all the bits you like and leave out the bits you don’t! Thanks for stopping by x

  4. 25th October 2016 / 9:54 am

    Looks so yummy!! I’ll have to bookmark this! #KCACOLS

    • DevonMamaOnline
      25th October 2016 / 1:33 pm

      It really is! Thanks for stopping by x

  5. 26th October 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I may be need to be demoted in my mummy standing as I had never thought to make my own granola. I love it with yoghurt but don’t buy it often as it is pricey…this looks so tasty and I love that you can put more or less of your favourite bits in…though I of course still support the mid morning cake…or in my case tea and biscuits. Not the healthy belvita type biscuits..the chocolate digestive kind 🙂 Thank you for sharing and linking up to #KCACOLS

    • DevonMamaOnline
      26th October 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Ha! I actually made this WAYYYYY before pregnancy so don’t worry, no demotion needed! We’re the same, it’s expensive otherwise but this you can just chuck in whatevers left in the cupboard! ALWAYS the cake and biscuits. There’s really no substitution! Thanks for hosting and thanks for stopping by xx

  6. 27th October 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Ooh yes please! I love granola, I’ve never thought to make it myself but I might give this a go. Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      27th October 2016 / 9:47 pm

      It’s so easy! Thanks for hosting and thanks for reading x

  7. 27th October 2016 / 10:00 pm

    This looks delicious, I love homemade granola it’s so much nicer than anything you can buy! #KCACOLS

    • DevonMamaOnline
      27th October 2016 / 10:31 pm

      I agree! Plus you can add extra of the yummiest bits! Thanks for stopping by x

  8. 27th October 2016 / 10:06 pm

    I love granola, and this looks so tasty, and pretty easy to make! I might have to give it a go one day soon. x #KCACOLS

    • DevonMamaOnline
      28th October 2016 / 10:14 am

      Thanks for stopping by xx

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