Saturday, 20 September 2014

Granola Recipe


Being faced with a bowl of coco pops or even worse, shreddies, all soggy from a sea of milk had always been a dread of mine. I've never been a ceriel fan, infact in my early teens I went through a time of having fresh ravioli for breakfast. Pretty odd I know! In more recent years I've become more normal in my breakfast habits and have even learnt to like porridge and have often started my day with a slice of buttered brown toast topped with extra sea salt for my low blood pressure. Since starting the clean eating I wanted to find something that will have an added boost rather than just toast, or oats, which are so good for you in their own right, but I wanted a super breakfast and this granola makes for a super breakfast. Packed with protein, magnesium, vitamin b6, thiamin, phosphorus, zinc, copper, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids,vitamin a, vitamin k, calcium, potassium.

Not only is it going to give your body the nutrition it really needs without all the added gunk and heaps of tablespoons of refined sugar which is useless for your body, this granola is damn tasty and so easy to make.

I like having mine with bananas and blueberries for even more magnesium, fibre and vitamin c. 


250g Waitrose Nuts and raisins
180g gluten free oats
150g gluten free rice and buckwheat oats 
50g Pumpkin seeds
50g Pine nuts
3 tablespoons Flaxseed
3 tablespoons Honey (+ extra for drizzling over)
2 tablespoons Maple syrup 
50g Smooth peanut butter
25g Tahini 
25g Almond butter

Ok so there's a lot of ingredients, but you can take out and add whatever you would like to suit your taste. When I first started making this I didn't use tahini or almond butter but I really like them and the tahini gives it a more nutty flavour and is so good for you. If you like your Granola sweeter add more honey and Maple syrup to taste. 

Start by putting the dried fruit aside to be added when the granola is cooked. Simply add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. In a small pan gently heat up the maple syrup, nut butters and honey until they are combined. Then add to the dry ingredients and mix well. Tip the mix out on to a pre lined baking tray and bake until golden. You need to keep an eye on it and mix now and then. I sometimes add more honey at this stage too. You're looking for a golden brown which should take around 20 minutes at 160 for fan Oven or gass mark 4. When the granola is ready, let it cool before adding the dried fruit and storing in a airtight container.

Emma Xx


  1. It looks awesome! This is on the top of my 'please Michael' recipe list ;) xx

    1. Thank you Laura! I'm always eating it, I cant seem to leave it alone! Yes, get Michael to make it for you, its so easy. :)

      Emma Xx

  2. I love granola for breakfast, especially when you make it with all the faves! I much prefer it with some thick yoghurt instead of milk as well :) x

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    1. It's so yummy Jasmin! I love mine with coconut yogurt at the moment.

      Emma Xx