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Oat, maple and pecan granola

Make a large batch of this nutrient- and energy-packed granola for three weeks of ready-steady-go breakfasts.

Ingredients

  • 200g/7oz rolled oats

  • 50g/1¾oz golden linseed

  • 40g/1½oz bran

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 100g/3½oz whole almonds, skin on, very roughly chopped

  • 100g/3½oz shelled walnuts, roughly chopped

  • 10-12 dates, stones removed, roughly chopped

  • 50g/2oz goji berries (available from health-food shops and some supermarkets)

  • handful hemp seeds (available from health-food shops)

  • large pinch ground cinnamon

To serve
  • small cup Greek-style yoghurt

  • handful seedless grapes, halved

  • 5-6 pieces fresh Honeydew melon

  • sprig fresh mint, chopped

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3.

  2. Sprinkle the oats, linseeds and bran onto a baking tray. Drizzle over the maple syrup and roll the dry ingredients around on the baking tray to coat them in the syrup.

  3. Bake the syrup-coated ingredients in the oven for 15-20 minutes, shaking the tray a few times as the contents cook. Remove from the oven when golden-brown and set aside to cool.

  4. When the oat mixture has cooled to room temperature, tip it into a large airtight container and stir in the nuts, dates, goji berries, hemp seeds and cinnamon until well combined.

  5. To serve, scoop a handful of the granola into a cup of Greek-style yoghurt and top with grapes, melon and chopped mint. Alternatively, eat as cereal with milk.

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