Friday, 15 May 2015


It occurred to me the other day that I was eating granola that was 400 calories a portion!  Here was me thinking I was being "healthy" opting for something lighter than cereal or toast and jam, how wrong was I!  Now that I think about it, it's processed, so of course its gonna contain a heap of crap, full to the gunnels with sugar and additives.  However I love granola at breakfast time, it's my favourite, it's quick and easy and it means I won't skip breakfast because I really enjoy it! I decided to try making my own so went in search of a recipe that I could make at home that was half the calorie intake.  I didn't quite find what I was looking for, so I set off to make my own, combining bits and pieces of others recipes to come up with my own version.  It took a few attempts but I now have something I am happy with!  My husband said it tastes like shop bought granola, so I am taking that as a compliment!

So here it is, my own homemade granola recipe, feel free to try it, and if you're a bit more adventures than me, you could add in some nuts or seeds to the mix before baking!  Oh and its only 179 calories per 30g.


150g Rolled Oats (not instant)
3 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon of Ground Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract


Preheat the oven to 150c /130f or gas mark 2 (conversations taken from google, so try and judge it for your own oven)

Melt the coconut oil in the microwave, it should only take a few minutes.  Once melted add the oil to the honey, cinnamon and vanilla extract and mix it all together.  Pour the mixture over the oats and mix it until all of the oats are covered (it does take a bit of mixing to get it all covered)

Grease a baking tray with butter or line it with grease proof paper and tip the oats onto the tray, spreading evenly. Place the tray into the oven and turn the oats every 5-7 minutes until they start to go golden.  It takes around 15 minutes in total.  When you are happy with how the oats look, remove from the oven and allow to cool.  Viola!

Let me know if you give it a try!
Kirsty x



  1. I also eat granola every morning on my yoga along with cranberries. I've actually ordered some pure granola from a seller on Etsy, but it was expensive. I will try this recipe and maybe add some almond and cranberries. Thanks for sharing

  2. Really want to try granola so thank you :)


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