Homemade granola

Make your own granola rather than buying overly-sweetened and overpriced stuff at the shops. But hang on, you thought you couldn’t eat granola when you’re on a diet? Of course you can, remember “Eat less but better.” While you’re there, forget the word diet too, we don’t do diet at fitnat, we do healthy eating. Pleasingly crunchy and nutty with just the right amount of sweetness so as not to hide all the other favours. If you don’t have any coconut oil (you know like if you don’t have £14.99 to spare…) just use olive oil instead, you can’t taste it, it’s just there to stick things together a little bit.

A little bit of granola goes a long way, so avoid eating a washing-up bowl of it if you’re trying to lose weight, difficult as that may be given its charms. Add sliced banana and it’ll fill you up for centuries.
  • Serves
  • Prep
    5 mins
  • Cook
    20 mins
  • Difficulty
  • 300g of oats
  • 100g of chopped nuts
  • 50g of mixed seeds
  • 50g ground flax
  • 100g dried fuit – raisins or chopped dried apricots and dates
  • 125ml maple syrup
  • 30g coconut oil (melted if solid)
Heat the oven to 180C.

Mix all the ingredients by hand in a large bowl, until everything is coated with the maple syrup and coconut oil.

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and spread the mixture over, it needs to spread thin so use two trays if necessary.

Bake for around 20-25 minutes, just give it a shuffle in the oven a couple of times during baking, so it gets evenly done. It’s good to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t overdo.

Special note: If using raisins or sultanas you can add them separately half way through cooking. I don’t but I don’t mind them tasting slightly ‘done’.

Store in an airtight container after cooling.

Always serve with whole creamy milk.
Nutrition info
Oats are a rich source of Beta Glucan which supports immunity, gut and cardiovascular health. The nuts and seeds provide healthy fats to help balance levels of Omega 3 and Omega 6 – important for reducing and even preventing inflammation.
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