Jools’ Gorgeous Granola

“This is a great recipe to make in a big batch. We don’t really eat bowlfuls of it, but instead use it to sprinkle on top of yoghurt or porridge to give it a bit of sweetness and crunch, so it’s always handy to have some in an airtight container, ready and waiting ”

Jools’ Gorgeous Granola - This is a great recipe to make in a big batch.


50 g blanched almonds
50 g pecan nuts
50 g unsalted pistachios , (shelled)
50 g dried apricots
50 g pumpkin seends
50 g sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
250 g porridge oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
50 g sultanas
50 g sour cherries
6 tablespoons maple syrup
1 orange


Preheat the oven to 160ºC/325ºF/gas 3. Roughly chop the nuts and apricots, then place into a large bowl. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix together. Drizzle over the maple syrup and finely grate over the orange zest, then stir well to coat everything.

Spread out over a large baking tray in an even layer – split it between two, if it’s easier. Pop into the hot oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until turning golden, stirring every 10 minutes or so to stop it from catching. Bear in mind that the granola will harden up and go crunchy as it cools, so don’t be tempted to cook it for too long. Leave to cool completely, then tip into airtight storage jars and use as and when you need it – it will keep quite happily for up to 4 weeks.

Tricks & tips: Feel free to swap in whichever nuts, seeds and dried fruit you like.

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