Nutty Granola

Have you ever been excited to wake up just so you can have breakfast? That’s me. Every. Day.

When I started lowering my sugar intake, the first and hardest thing to change, was my breakfast ritual of a bowl (okay, more like two) of Special K.

I was majorly addicted, and even after two generous bowls of the stuff, I’d be starving by mid-morning and i was also suffering from terrible migraines. So out it went, and in came the toast with peanut butter and eggs with avocado.

However cereal is still such a comfort food for me, and I know I’m not alone in that, which is why I’ve made this granola which has a far lower sugar content that supermarket cereal, or even ‘healthy granola’ you buy at the organic shops.

This granola ticks all of the boxes:

  • Slow releasing carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Healthy fats
  • Metabolism boosting cinnamon
  • Natural sweetness, which can be adjusted to your liking



50g coconut oil
50g coconut nectar/honey/maple syrup
180g oats
125g nuts (I used walnuts, but almonds and pecans work well too)
125g mixed seeds
60g raisins
180g unsweetened apple puree
1tbsp cinnamon
1tbsp nutmeg



Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and Melt the honey & coconut oil on a low heat until combined.
Put all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and add the oil & honey mix.
Stir well, and then pour onto a lined baking tray and into the oven for 20 mins. Stir it around Every 5 minutes or so to stop it from burning.
Allow to cool and then tuck in!