Homemade fruity granola

This homemade crunchy granola is easy to make, packed full of fruit and is a much healthier option than any you’ll see on the supermarket aisles. Give it a try this Healthy Week and have for breakfast or a snack.

Homemade fruity granola

Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 50 mins or until golden brown Quantity: depends how you’re having it. Around 4-6 servings with milk/yoghurt but if you’re having as a topping on porridge it will last you a lot longer!

Ingredients:

  • 300g oats
  • 100g dried fruit (we used a mix that contained sultanas, cranberries and apricots)
  • 20g sunflower seeds
  • 20g pumpkin seeds
  • 20g desiccated coconut (we also added some coconut shavings)
  • 20g nuts, chopped (we used almonds and walnuts)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp honey (could change to maple syrup if vegan)
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • Dash of vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/140C fan. Line a large rectangular baking tray with grease proof paper
  2. Place the oats, seeds, nuts, cinnamon, honey and vanilla extract into a bowl
  3. Melt the coconut oil and add to the bowl, mix well
  4. Pour onto the baking tray and flatten with the back of a spoon
  5. Cook for 20 minutes and then take out and give it a stir to ensure it’s cooking evenly
  6. Bake for a further 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Stir in the dried fruit and coconut and let the granola completely cool before breaking it up and transferring it to an airtight container