Homemade fruit and nut granola

    45 min

    Healthy low fat homemade granola, made with cranberries, apricots, currants, hazelnuts, almonds and oats. Much better than shop bought and cheaper too.


    London, England, UK
    6 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 300ml (cloudy) apple juice
    • 100g porridge oats
    • 10g flaked almonds
    • 10g chopped hazelnuts
    • 20g dried cranberries
    • 15g dried chopped apricots
    • 15g currants or sultanas

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / 160 C Fan /Gas 4.
    2. Pour the apple juice into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Continue boiling until it has reduced by two thirds and is syrupy.
    3. Add the oats, almonds and hazelnuts to the pan with the apple syrup and mix well.
    4. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment, and tip the oat and nut mixture onto the tray and spread out thinly. Bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes. (Check after 10 minutes.)
    5. Take the tray out of the oven and scatter the dried fruit over the top. Turn and mix it up with a spatula and put the tray back in the oven for 5 minutes or until the oats are crisp and golden.
    6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray, then tip the granola into an airtight container. This will last well for up to 2 weeks.


    Lovely served with chilled semi-skimmed milk, or sprinkled over yoghurt or fruit!

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    I was looking for a recipe which didn't contain honey, which is a big no-no as I' pregnant, or a lot of sugar or syrup since I'm trying very hard to make sure that I eat only nutritionally beneficial foods. This was great. The apple juice provides a little sweetness, as does the dried fruit without additional sugar (although perhaps when I have the baby I might try adding a tiny bit brown sugar since I'm quite the sweet tooth normally). Easy recipe to follow. I added different things since I didn't have all the ingredients in the cupboards. I used chopped dates and chopped apricots, brasil nuts, cashew nuts, pecans and whole unblanched almonds and I chopped them all carefully and threw them in. It was lovely. Thanks  -  22 Aug 2014


    I think I either needed to boil down the apple more, or use larger oats, because mine soaked up all the liquid and then when I bake it made more of a chewy flapjack mixture than a granola! Having said that, the bits that did crisp up where very tasty so I will probably have another go at this, or simply use the dry ingredients with apple juice as a quick breakfast. I added sunflower and pumpkin seeds and used more apricot in place of cranberries, which I didn't have.  -  24 Sep 2013