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Homemade Granola


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Adapted and modified: Cannelle et Vanille

150g rolled oats (I used baby oats)
70g nuts and seeds – (The combination I used – slivered almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, white sesame seeds, flaxseeds)
60 ml apple juice
60 ml maple syrup (or honey)
30 ml coconut oil
½ tsp fine sea salt

90g dried fruits, more or less (I used cranberries, raisins and apricots)


  1. Preheat oven to 160C° (325F)
  2. Put the dried fruits in a colander. Rinse with running water and pat dry with kitchen towel. Set aside. (It’s optional).
  3. Combine the oats, nuts and seeds in a large bowl.
  4. Combine the apple juice, maple syrup, coconut oil, sea salt in a medium saucepan. Gently heat all together until salt is dissolved and coconut oil is liquified. Pour liquid over the dry ingredients and toss to coat. Make sure all the ingredients are well coated with the liquid.
  5. Lay a parchment paper on a baking sheet. Spread the mixture evenly on it. Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown. Stir the mixture every 15 minutes to make sure it is browned evenly without burning. Break any large clumps of granola if any.
  6. The granola may still be sticky when it is removed from the oven. It will become crispier and crunchier as it cools.
  7. Once the granola has completely cooled, stir in dried fruits.
  8. Store in an airtight container for a few weeks.
  9. Serve with fresh fruit over yogurt or milk.


  1. Suggested nuts: pistachio, almonds (sliced/ slivered), walnuts, cashews and pecans.
  2. Suggested seeds: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds and sesame seeds
  3. Suggested dried fruits: cranberries, raisins, blueberries, apricots and rasberries.
  4. Chop large nuts into smaller pieces for even baking.
  5. I have omitted vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and black pepper from the original recipe due to personal preference.


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  1. tigerfish says:

    Making homemade granola is also in my to-do list. I like the idea of adding a variety of nuts and dried fruits; best of all, you can pick your favorites.

  2. Alice says:

    So yummilicious and beautiful appearance! 😉

  3. Ed says:

    Thank you sooo much for this, I’ve just been thinking about making my own, but didn’t know where to start! Btw is there anything else I can use in place of coconut oil? Failing which can I get it at NTUC?

  4. Homemade…that’s the only granola I will eat. This looks wholesome!

  5. Homemade is the best. Love this yummy and healthy treat.

  6. ChristineT says:

    I’m just about to finish my store-bought granola and your post just came in perfect timing. I’ve always wanted to make my own granola and you have just inspired me to try it.

  7. Miki says:

    Hi… I was wondering if I can use freshly blended fruit juice for making this granola?? And is 2 yrs old toddler can eat this granola as nuts and seeds are used for the granola? Thanks

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