Home-made Granola

This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make. There’s only 222 calories per portion and with 8 portions there’s plenty to last you all week. It’s delicious with skimmed milk or Greek yogurt, topped strawberries or blueberries!

This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make. There's only 222 calories per portion and with 8 portions there's plenty to last you all week. It's delicious with skimmed milk or Greek yogurt, topped strawberries or blueberries!

This home-made granola makes for a healthy change from those nasty shop bought processed cereals, which can have added ingredients as long as your arm!

Just recently, I was asked to do a talk on healthy eating to colleagues at work and this home-made granola recipe was one I used to demonstrate how small changes in our diets and lifestyles can have positive beneficial effects on our long-term health and lifestyles.

I thought that breakfast was a great place to start the discussion. So, with that in mind I had made up some of my home-made granola for everyone to take away and try. 

This home-made granola recipe makes 8 portions and it only takes about 20 minutes to make up a box which could last 8 days.

I wanted to emphasise that if you just spend a little bit of time you can make up something nutritious and healthy which can also be easily taken to work for breakfast if you were pushed for time. This could help to avoid the temptation of reaching for something less healthy.

So here for you all that read my blog and for those who attended the discussion (thank you) is my sugar free, healthy, home-made granola recipe.

Step By Step Guide To Make This Home-made Granola

This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make. There's only 222 calories per portion and with 8 portions there's plenty to last you all week. It's delicious with skimmed milk or Greek yogurt, topped strawberries or blueberries!

As per recipe instructions mix the ingredients together in a bowl.

This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make. There's only 222 calories per portion and with 8 portions there's plenty to last you all week. It's delicious with skimmed milk or Greek yogurt, topped strawberries or blueberries!

Spread out all the ingredients evenly onto a baking tray. And bake in the oven.

This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make. There's only 222 calories per portion and with 8 portions there's plenty to last you all week. It's delicious with skimmed milk or Greek yogurt, topped strawberries or blueberries!

Remove and allow to cool then add dried fruit and flax seeds.

This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make. There's only 222 calories per portion and with 8 portions there's plenty to last you all week. It's delicious with skimmed milk or Greek yogurt, topped strawberries or blueberries!

Voila! Breakfast!

This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make. There's only 222 calories per portion and with 8 portions there's plenty to last you all week. It's delicious with skimmed milk or Greek yogurt, topped strawberries or blueberries!

A great healthy home-made granola breakfast!

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This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make. There's only 222 calories per portion and with 8 portions there's plenty to last you all week. It's delicious with skimmed milk or Greek yogurt, topped strawberries or blueberries!
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Home-made Granola
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make and is only 222 calories per 50g portion. Recipe makes 8 portions, 

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8
Calories: 222 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 200 g rolled porridge oats
  • 25 g chopped almonds
  • 25 g chopped hazelnuts
  • 25 g sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sunflower / coconut oil
  • 50 g sultanas
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan.
  2. Mix oats, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, honey and the oil in a bowl. I like to use my hands to scrunch it up well ensuring the whole mixture is well coated.
  3. Spread out the mixture evenly onto a baking tray.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes, then mix up the mixture and bake for about a further 8 minutes (check as oven temperatures may vary).
  5. Leave to cool and then mix in your dried fruit and flax seeds.
  6. Store in a sealed container.

Nutrition Facts
Home-made Granola
Amount Per Serving (50 g)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1.8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17%
Sugars 12.4g
Protein 6.2g 12%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make. There's only 222 calories per portion and with 8 portions there's plenty to last you all week. It's delicious with skimmed milk or Greek yogurt, topped with strawberries or blueberries!

We also discussed being organised and planning weekly menu’s and I showed my simple Sample Menu Planner where I will have the current weeks menu typed out at the top and I’ll be writing out the menu for the following week below. Then on Friday’s, I type up the week I have written out and print it off, leaving again the week underneath blank to write the following week’s menu up.

It takes effort to be organised. But with menu planning it means you don’t have to think about what you are going to eat that evening. It means you can be sure you are eating a balanced diet fulfilling your nutritional needs. The benefit to someone Scottish (like me) is also that it saves money. You just do one big shop for that menu you have planned. 🙂

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This healthy home-made granola is so easy to make and is only 222 calories per 50g portion making 8 portions, so that's plenty to last you all week! It's delicious to have with skimmed milk or no fat Greek yogurt, especially when topped strawberries or blueberries!

Comments

  1. I love your balance of tasty and healthy and have enjoyed reading your blog and recipes! Your philosophy is quite akin to mine – except perhaps I don’t eat meat – but otherwise I look forward to trying out your ideas! Thank you!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Jody, thanks for the kind comments! Yeah it’s all about keeping that balance for us. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and I’m always open to feedback on any of my recipes if you get a chance to try them. 🙂

  2. Love home-made granola. Can’t remember the last time I made some though – definitely inspired to make a batch now and use your recipe Neil!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Glad I inspired you Thalia! I had everyone at my work making this for themselves too and they loved it! 🙂

  3. I make my own Granola too, love the way you can change up the ingredients. I love everything about yours except the sunflower oil, I use coconut, even Mr ND who doesn’t like coconut likes it 🙂 Lovely to have found your blog.
    Carina recently posted…After School Seedy Fruity CookiesMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Carina, thank you for your message and for taking the time to check out my Granola recipe. 🙂

      I loved your blog too. We do seem to have a similar passion for healthy foods, but with the odd treat thrown in, and maybe a glass of chosen alcoholic beverage too! Also I’m practicing and learning my photography like you.

      I’m looking forward to following you on Bloglovin so I can keep up with your food tales! 😀

  4. I have made this in the past and made it again today. It’s a fantastic recipe! 🙂
    Last time I did it with coconut oil instead of sunflower oil, I think I prefer it with coconut oil 😉

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Eirini, thank you for your compliment and comment. I love it when people like you take the time to try out different ingredients in my recipes. 🙂

      As this is a very popular recipe of mine, I’ve added your suggestion, to the recipe, to use either sunflower oil or coconut oil. 😀

  5. I think about making my own granola for a while. I bookmarked this page and I hope I will taste my own granola soon.

    I looks appealing and simple to do.
    Dan recently posted…Ratatouille The Recipe Not The FilmMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Dan. I’m really happy this is such a popular granola recipe and I hope you get a chance to make it soon! 😀

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