Posted on May 16, 2017 by Jenny Cromack

This healthy granola recipe is a hit in my house. It’s a great way of getting some good, healthy fats and slow release carbs in, without the added sugar of many shop bought granolas.

I tend to have it with greek yoghurt and a few strawberries, but my little boy loves it with ice cold milk.

Another added bonus is that it smells amazing whilst it is cooking!

This healthy granola recipe should keep you feeling nice and full as it’s full of healthy fats and protein from the nuts and seeds and slow release carbs from the oats.

healthy granola

Healthy Granola Recipe

Ingredients – makes around 8 servings

  • 300g jumbo rolled oats – non-rolled oats will be ok, but these give it a nice texture
  • 240g mixed nuts – I love using hazelnuts, cashews and pecans but you can use any you like. You can either use chopped mixed nuts, or I buy whole nuts and then crush them up before adding them to the mix.
  • 100g mixed seeds – again use which you like, I love adding sunflower and pumpkin.
  • 3 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. of honey
  • 100g dates – I like using stoned Sayer Dates

How To

  • This is super easy
  • Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  • Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix together
  • Add the honey and oil
  • Combine until all of the dry mixture is well coated. It shouldn’t be sticking together or really oily, just enough to lightly coat the dry ingredients.
  • Cover a baking tray with foil and then spread the mixture on the baking tray.
  • Place in an oven set at around 200 oC for 15-20 minutes, the mixture should start browning (only lightly, do not leave for too long otherwise it will burn!)
  • Give the mixture a stir on the baking tray
  • Turn the heat down to around 120 oC and bake for another 30 minutes until the mixture is golden and dry.
  • Temperatures are for fan ovens
  • Let cool and then store in an air-tight container.

One thing to note, due to the amount of nuts and seeds in this recipe, it can be quite calorific so if you are watching your waist line then watch your portion sizes too!