chocolate granola and berries in cereal bowl

Nutty Granola

Making your own granola ensures it includes all the ingredients you love, plus you can control the amount of sugar you are including (a lot of shop-bought granolas are very high in sugar, the equivalent of eating a large piece of cake for breakfast!).
It's also a useful recipe for using up part-used packets of nuts and dried fruits.
This recipe makes 700g (approximately 7 servings).
This nutty granola recipe is created by Joy Skipper, a registered nutritionalist specialising in sports nutrition, gut health and menopause. For more information, visit Joy's website
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British, European
Servings 7 servings
Calories 460 kcal


  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 large roasting tin paper lined
  • 1 large jar with a tight lid


  • 300 g rolled oats
  • 75 g flaked almonds
  • 50 g pumpkin seeds
  • 65 g cashew nuts
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 60 g dried apricots chopped
  • 30 g desiccated coconut
  • 100 g dried mixed fruit


  • Preheat the oven to 190℃, 170℃, Gas Mark 5.
  • Place the oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cashews and cinnamon into a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the oil, maple syrup and honey, pour over the dry ingredients and mix together really well, to ensure all the ingredients are moist. Pour into a large lined roasting tin and spread to cover the tin.
  • Bake for 6 minutes, give the granola a stir and then cook for another 6-8 minutes, until starting to turn golden. Keep an eye on the granola as the nuts can burn very quickly!
  • Add the dried fruits and coconut and stir well and then cook for another 5-8 minutes, until golden.
  • Leave to cool in the roasting tin and when cool transfer to an air-tight container such as a large jar with a tight lid.
    jar of granola


roasting tin of cooked granola
TIP: Add a little cacao powder to the oats to give a lovely chocolate flavoured granola, plus more antioxidants!
Suggested serving: Delicious served with homemade natural yoghurt, a few fresh berries and a sprinkling of torn mint leaves.
Will keep stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Keyword nutty granola