Nutty Granola

I was a bit slow to the Granola party, It’s taken me a long time to come round to it…I was never a fan of museli, hating the way it gets stuck in your teeth, and takes soooo long to eat. However, since I’ve been making my own Granola, Nutty Granola especially, I have come to love it. If you make it yourself the combinations are endless.

Nutty Granola

If you have a Tefal Actifry you are very lucky because this Nutty Granola can be ready in just eight minutes, and it is worth buying one just for quick access to this delicious breakfast/lunch/snack.

Nutty Granola

My eldest daughter is the worst for rushing out of the house in the morning with seconds to spare before her bus is due, it comes at 7.30 so I don’t really blame her. I often make overnight oats in a jar for her and she tops it off with nutty granola to eat on the way to school.

Nutty Granola

The children also love it with yogurt. I like to top steamy porridge with nutty granola. Nutty Granola

I love this combination of pecans and almonds but you can use which ever nuts take your fancy, hazelnuts would be very yummy too. Also play around with the seeds too, I tend to use whatever I have in the cupboard.

Sugar…it’s getting a lot of stick at the moment, I’ve used Rice Syrup in this recipe but it’s still a sugar in my book even if it is supposed to be slightly better for you, or not as bad… use maple syrup if you can’t get hold of the rice syrup…or agave syrup.

You can of course add dried fruit too…cranberries, goji berries, banana… I purposely haven’t to keep the sugar content as low as possible.

I’ve used gluten free oats so that my son can eat this but again that’s just my preference, it doesn’t matter what you use.

Nutty Granola


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Serves: 6

  • 150g rolled oats (gluten free)
  • 75g Pecans
  • 75g Almonds
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp solid coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp rice syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract - optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 150ΒΊC
  2. In a large pan melt the coconut oil with the syrup on a gentle heat.
  3. Take off the heat.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and mix well ensuring that they are all covered in oil and syrup.
  5. Tip the mixture onto a lined baking tray. Spread out to a single layer.
  6. *Bake for approximately 30 minutes stirring stirring every 10 minutes or so until the oats are golden and crisp.
  7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool, stirring every so often to break up large clumps (although I like this in clusters)
  8. *If using a Tefal Actifry place in the basket and cook for 8 minutes. Leave to cool stirring every so often.
  9. Enjoy!


Nutty Granola

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15 thoughts on “Nutty Granola

  1. I’ve really got out of the habit of making my own granola but you’ve just prodded me to get back to it. I’m really interested that you’ve made it successfully in the Actifry, we have one and I’m playing around with what it can do. Definitely one to try!

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:13 am
    1. Ooo if you have an actifry then all the easier! πŸ™‚

      Posted on January 25, 2015 at 11:17 am
  2. Yummy! I’ve just made granola for the first time a few days ago, and loved it. Your nutty granola recipe looks very tasty! x

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:03 pm
    1. Thanks very much πŸ™‚

      Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:43 pm
  3. I don’t know why I’ve never made granola as it’s so simple and I have the ingredients – thanks for giving me a push:-) Stumbled:-)

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 12:19 pm
    1. It’s one of those things you always think will take ages so don’t bother…but it’s quick really and so easy and well worth it. πŸ™‚ And thank you!

      Posted on January 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm
  4. This looks gorgeous, perfect my kind of breakfast. Love oats in sorts of way’s especially being gluten-free I find they are my hero especially at breakfast time!

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm
    1. Thanks Ali, so filling aren’t they. πŸ™‚

      Posted on January 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm
  5. This looks AMAZING – I always use shop-bought granola but would love to make my own. Stumbled for you

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:22 am
    1. Oh you must!! So much better for you, and it is really easy. πŸ™‚

      Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:33 am
  6. I am such a huuuuuuuge fan of granola that I am still dooling over this recipe.

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:17 am
    1. Awww thanks very much! πŸ™‚

      Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:32 am
  7. This looks amazing! I’m a big granola fan – my teeth aren’t mind you πŸ™‚

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:15 am
    1. That’s what I find with muesli but I managed to hurt my tooth on a piece of chicken the other day! πŸ˜€

      Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:32 am