I think my love for honey would rival Pooh himself but as a fully grown adult, I unfortunately cannot digest quite as much as this little bear & need a little balance in my diet. Exploring healthier ways to enjoy my favourite sweets treats though is all part of the fun in the kitchen, challenging as it may be sometimes. This simple but sweet granola recipe however is far from challenging & not only gives me the sweet hit of golden nectar but also packs in some nutrition to start the day. Don’t get my wrong, granola is by far not the healthiest thing in the world but when it’s homemade you cut out all of the unnecessary fats & sugars present in the store bought varieties, plus you can tweak it to suit your tastes. This is my base recipe which I use as a guide, which nuts, seed or fruit I throw in will depend on either my mood or what I’ve got to hand that day but it always turns out delicious. If all of this makes into the jar when you make it, not even a little nibble then you’re a stronger person than I am, it’s incredibly moreish!


(makes enough for a 1 litre jar )


  • 70g coconut oil
  • 175g honey
  • 300g oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 150g nuts
  • 100g seeds
  • 150g dried fruit


  • Begin by placing the coconut oil & honey into a small saucepan & gently heat until melted
  • In a separate bowl combine the oats, cinnamon, nuts, seed & fruit
  • Pour the oil mixture over the oat mixture & stir well to coat everything
  • Empty the mixture out onto a lined oven tray & bake at 150C for 25-30 minutes until golden brown
  • Remove from the oven & leave to cool completely
  • Once cooled, use a spoon to gently separate any larger chunks of granola before placing inside an airtight jar or container

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