Good-For-You Granola: Made in Minutes, Scoffed in Seconds

Granola is an easy and healthy make for your kids


Granola is a sweet and crunchy cereal to munch at breakfast time, and it’s good for you too. This granola recipe is really versatile, so you can put in whatever fruit and extras that are your favourites. Yep, you can design your own breakfast cereal!

It’ll also make the grown-ups happy, as this version is healthy as well as being much, much cheaper than the granola you buy in the shops.

Stuff You’ll NeedIngredients for granola

  • 150g (2 cups) oats
  • 65g (1/2 cup) chopped nuts (we used pecan)
  • 75g (1/2 cup) dried fruit (we used cranberries)
  • 35g (1/4 cup) seeds
  • 3 tbsp honey (you can use maple or golden syrup too)
  • 2 tbsp oil (rapeseed or mild and light olive oil are healthier options)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Let’s Get Going

1. Preheat the oven to 170c, 325f, gas 3.

Mix granola ingredients with your hands--it's not sticky!2. Put all your ingredients into a bowl, apart from your dried fruit, and mix them together. (You can do this with your hands if you like, as the mix isn’t sticky).




spread your mix onto a baking tray3. Spread it out onto a baking tray lined with parchment or greaseproof paper and get a grown-up to put it in the oven.

4. After 10 minutes, get your grown-up to take it out and give it a mix around with a spoon. This is to make sure the oats get nice and toasty.



granola should look nice and toasty5. Put it back into the oven for another 15-25 minutes. Take it out when it looks a light golden colour and leave it to cool. (Don’t worry if it’s soft when you take it out, it firms up and sticks together as it cools.)




Mix in the dried fruit after baking6. Break up the pieces and mix in the dried fruit with your hands. Use the paper to pick up your granola, and then funnel it into a jar.




And it’s as easy at that! Granola tastes yummy with yogurt, and you can add a drizzle of honey or some fresh fruits to make it extra yummers too.


Yummy Granola--Kids can make their own breakfast cereal


Take a look at this homemade yogurt recipe to go with your granola–it’s easy too 🙂

Are there any other breakfast cereals you’d like to know how to make?

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