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Having recently returned from a trip to the UK, where I experienced the trend that is Granola, I decided to make it myself.

I found that not only was it better, as all things homemade are, I could adjust to taste, a phrase I’m very fond of.

Toasted delight.

Toasted delight.


It’s basically toasted rolled oats with the addition of whatever you like.

I took 3 cups of rolled oats and added the following ……

1/4 cup Honey

1/4 cup Olive oil

1/4 cup Whole almonds

1/4 cup Dried Raisins

1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp Flax seed

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Vanilla extract

A pinch of salt


Put them all together in a bowl, mix well and then spread out evenly on a baking tray, bake for 15 mins on 160-180c, or until desired golden brown.

If you like your Granola well toasted but your dried fruits still soft, you may want to add your dried fruit mid way through baking as they will get chewy the longer they are in the oven.

You can use any mixture of dried fruits you like, you can use any mixture of seeds or nuts that you like, you can leave them whole or ground them up, whatever you want you can have. You can use brown sugar as well as or instead of honey.

No more grumbling about how you wished your shop bought Granola had bigger pieces of nuts or less raisins blah blah blah

That evening, being unable to wait for breakfast to eat the cause of the delicious smell in my kitchen, I put together a little something for Mr J and I.

I named it YOGRANBERRY…….



Layer in a glass or bowl or teacup, whatever you have, the following……..

1 tbsp Homemade Granola

1 tbsp Greek Yogurt

1 tbsp Mixed Berries and Banana ( I put defrosted mixed berries into a blender with a banana)

1 tbsp Greek Yogurt

1 tbsp Mixed Berries and Banana

Topped off with more homemade Granola.

If you’d like it sweeter just add honey somewhere along the way.

And remember my favorite phrase and do adjust to taste.









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