Ingredients (serves 15)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
125ml mapple syrup
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g sunflower seeds
4 tbsp sesame seeds
50g pumpkin seeds
100g flaked almonds
100g dried mixed berries
50g coconut flakes
100g natural yogurt
- Heat oven to 150°C/fan 130°C/gas 2. Mix the oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla in a large bowl. Tip in all the remaining ingredients, except the dried fruit and coconut, and mix well.
- Tip the granola onto two baking sheets and spread evenly.
- Bake for 15 mins, then mix in the coconut and dried fruit, and bake for 10-15 mins more.
- Remove and scrape onto a flat tray to cool.
- Serve with yogurt.
The granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.
- Dairy products contain an animal protein and are source of Vitamin K which is known to be great for the bone density, the heart health & the oral health. Yogurts are galacto-oligosaccharides fermented dairy. When administered in adequate amounts, they confer a benefit to the host (probiotics).
- Dried fruits contains Thiamine (B1) which is known to reduce fatigue and reinforce hair, skin, nails, tooth.
- Cranberries contain high levels of anthocyanins, which are thought to be effective in bacterial infections and neurological disease.
- Oat is source of iron which helps the production of red blood cells and facilitates the oxygen transport. Oat also helps reducing cholesterol. It is a fructo-oligosaccharide food so feeds the beneficial bacteria in our gut (prebiotics).
- Recipe inspired by Good Food magazine