Homemade breakfast granola

I love granola but find that the supermarket ones often contain a lot of unnecessary sugars. I decided to make my own recipe. Feel free to add in any other nuts/ ingredients that you prefer.


  • 170g oats
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 heaped tbsp peanut butter (I used ‘Mani Life peanut butter’ as it is more runny so works well to combine the ingredients if you are skipping out honey or syrup)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 drops of sweetener drops (I used myprotein vanilla sweetener drops) / 10g honey or maple syrup
  • 30g pecan nuts
  • 30g walnuts
  • 30g almonds
  • 15g pistachios
  • 15g coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
  • 15g raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees c.
  2. Roughly chop all of the nuts into pieces. To save time, I put them all into a food processor and blitzed only for around 2 seconds until chopped (be careful though as if you blend too much, they will turn into a powder).
  3. Mix the nuts and all of the above ingredients in a bowl, except from the coconut and raisins (as these will burn in the oven). You should get a mixture which is somewhat formed together.
  4. Get a baking tray and line with baking paper.
  5. Spread out the mix onto the tray. Make sure that it is a thin layer- you might need to use 2 baking trays for this, if yours are not wide enough. Press down with a spoon onto the mix, to flatten it into the tray.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 15- 20 minutes. You do not want to mix it up before then, to allow it to form nice chunks. At 15 minutes, have a look to check on it, to ensure it is not burning. Take it out when it looks golden brown.
  7. If you have time, you can toast the coconut flakes or desiccated coconut in a dry plan to get some additional colour and flavour.
  8. Once out of the oven, sprinkle over the coconut and raisins.
  9. Once all cooled, break up into chunks and keep in a airtight container.

I served mine today with some 0% fat skyr yoghurt and some roasted rhubarb.

Enjoy! x

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