Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous, fun-filled and delicious Christmas! After a long period of sheer indulgence and unforgettable feasting January see’s me attempt (and try very hard to) to get “back on track” with my healthy eating after consuming way too much chocolate & calories over the Christmas holidays (well who doesn’t?)! And this homemade granola recipe is definitely the perfect, healthy, nutritious and will set you up for a busy day ahead! This is my mum’s homemade recipe and my whole family really enjoy the taste. It’s full of all the good stuff and great paired with some amazing different toppings. This year why not ditch the sugar-laden unnatural shop-bought granola for this divine, tasty and easy to make recipe! Enjoy!

homemade healthy granola

I can’t express enough my love for homemade granola. I really can’t get enough of the deliciously tasty oaty goodness. With just a handful of ingredients and so easy to make, this recipe will become your go-to breakfast. What I enjoy most about this homemade healthy granola is how versatile and adaptable the flavours are, I especially like to serve my bowl with lemon flavoured Greek yogurt and loads of fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries- that always makes a super scrumptious and berrylicious feast first thing in the morning!

My mum however really enjoys a chopped dates and extra walnuts. She enjoys the dates because they bring a tasty fudgy texture and count as one of your five-a-day. So as you can see you literally add and pop anything from your fridge, store-cupboard or fruit bowl to this batch. I love adding a small handful of chocolate chips to small portion of this granola, add some sliced banana coins and a good dollop of peanut butter – one of my favourites!

Ingredients –

(Makes approx. 12 generous servings – based on 45g serving)

350g rolled oats

50g oat bran

50g desiccated coconut

50g flaked almonds (added before cooking)

5 tbsp rapeseed oil

25g flaked almonds (added after cooking)

50g flaxseeds (also known as golden linseeds)

Additional servings – 

Fresh natural yogurt

Dates & chopped walnuts

Chia seeds

Method –

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C Fan. Weigh out the rolled oats, oat bran, coconut, almonds and mix together to combine. Then mix through the rapeseed oil. Pour out onto 1 large baking tray and spread out evenly.

2. Bake for approx. 7 minutes, then check and turn the oats and put back in the oven to toast for another 5 minutes until golden. Once baked, allow to cool on tray out of the oven.

3. Once cooled, store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Best served with berries and yogurt or with walnuts and chopped dates. ENJOY!

fresh fruit delicious granola

Enjoy the recipe everyone!

jess

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83 thoughts on “Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

  1. Great minds think alike Jess 🙂 I’ll have to try this, I love your recipe only has rapeseed oil to bind everything together. Happy New Year!!

  2. Happy New Year Jess ! You always have the “chic” to show us the perfect recipe for the perfect moment ! Love your blog so much and I will follow you in the next year, so inspirating ! When I realised the recipes from you, they are always fantastic ! Lots of love for the new year and continued to inspirate us please ! xx

  3. Happy New Year Jessica! This granola looks so easy to make and delicious! I’m definitely planning to eat healthier in 2015, so this is just perfect!

  4. I love to make homemade granola. Actually, I was planning to make some this weekend. I like to eat it as a cold cereal. Your mum’s recipe sounds like a great one.

  5. I think I love homemade granola as much as you do!! I eat it everyday! so I love this recipe! this is definitely the perfect, healthy and nutritious breakfast and the way I want to start every morning in 2015!! Happy New Year!!!

    • Happy New Year Eva! 😀 You’d definitely love making your own granola, so fun and always a delicious bake! It really is easy to make, just through everything into the bowl, mix and then bake! I love this with lemon Greek yogurt especially!

  6. There is something very comforting about knowing that this recipe is your mum’s! I’m sure it’s delicious! I love to add Greek yoghurt to my granola, too. Great idea to add a lemon flavoured yoghurt!

  7. Happy New Year Jessica. Like you, I love granola. I never managed to get it right though. I always ended up with something too oily or too dry. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I’ll execute it precisely to finally get a tasty granola!

    • Thanks Geraldine! 😀 You’d definitely love making your own homemade granola, so tasty! Glad you like the recipe! Happy New Year, wishing you a great 2015 as well and I’m looking forward to more of your delicious recipes too!

  8. Mmmm….I am a huge granola lover myself. Haven’t taken the time to make some in a while though. These days its usually some quick hot oatmeal, but you are giving me inspiration to start back up on granola 🙂

  9. Homemade granola is seriously the bomb and your version sounds incredible! Love all the healthy additions, and what a great way to start off a new year! xoxo

  10. There’s no shortage of delcious food at this time of year and inspired breakfasts absolutely rock my day! Thankfully it’s summer here so I can be a berry liscious/mad as I please. Thanks for the tasty inspiration Jess and have a terrific new year!

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