Light fruit and nut granola

    1 hour

    A delicious granola without all the fat. Perfect for breakfast with yoghurt and honey.

    42 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 175g rolled porridge oats
    • 50g spelt flour
    • 75g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 3 tablespoons rapeseed oil
    • 4 tablespoons apple sauce or purée
    • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 30g diced dried apricots
    • 30g chopped pecans
    • 3 tablespoons flax seeds, ground

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas mark 2. Line a baking tray with parchment.
    2. Toss the oats, spelt flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, oil, apple sauce, maple syrup, dried apricots, pecans and ground flax seed together in a bowl, and mix well. Spread the granola mixture on the lined baking tray.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes, stir the granola, then bake for another 15 minutes until dry. Cool completely before serving or transferring to an airtight container for storage.

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    Excellent and so easy to make. Made this for myself and everyone loved it. I did adapt it slightly as I do not like dried apricots, I used dried dates instead, and golden linseed in place of the flax. Will not be buying Granola from the shops again.  -  21 Jul 2013


    I love this granola! It's delicious. I didn't have the spelt flour so I used ww pastry. Only had sugar free pancake syrup so I used that for the maple syrup. Turned out perfect, thanks!  -  20 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I totally appreciate a recipe that can cut fat yet doesn't sacrifice much, if anything. This recipe fits that bill. There is a subtle difference between this and one that uses more oil and boils a syrup first, but it's not a 'step down' kind of difference. This one won't 'chunk up' because of that and seems a little drier, but has so much flavor! I was skeptical that the applesauce would produce a crisp granola, but it worked! Very crisp. Must be the flour that helps it along. I used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 ground flax to make up for the spelt flour I didn't have. I also left out the maple syrup I didn't have and this was plenty sweet. I added in almonds for the pecans, and dried blueberries for the apricots(topped with a few fresh for the photo). Fyi, this makes about 4 cups. Thank you so much for the recipe. It will be made often in this kitchen.  -  27 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)