Homemade granola is so easy to make that you will probably never buy shop bought one again! Okay, big words, but I certainly have been enjoying my batch of homemade granola. You can easily adapt the nuts & dried fruit in the below recipe to your taste. I used dried papaya and pineapple, along with cashews and hazelnuts. This is my play on the BBC Good Food recipe and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

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Tropical & Nutty Granola

Serves 8-10 | Prep 10 minutes | Cook 40 minutes
Easy | Vegetarian or Vegan


You’ll need:

  • 350g jumbo oats;
  • 1 tsp cinnamon;
  • 125g mixed hazelnuts and cashews;
  • 75g melted unsalted butter or coconut oil (for a vegan version);
  • 70g maple syrup;
  • 125g mixed dried pineapple and papaya, chopped.

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Toss the oats, cinnamon, nuts and a pinch of salt. Stir through the butter or coconut oil and the maple syrup. Put in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown, stirring halfway. Allow to cool down completely, then stir through the mixed dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.


Original recipe from BBC Good Food magazine May 2019 issue, available online here.

Previously posted on this day:

== 12th of June 2018 ==
* Pitta Pizzas: https://foodnotesdotblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/pitta-pizzas/