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Simple Granola – Cranberry, Goji & Apricot

Simple Granola Cranberry, Goji & Apricot

You know Granola is so easy to make, have you ever tried?

I don’t know about you but I find those small boxes or bags of granola so expensive and soooooo sweet too, check out the side of the pack, the nutritional information, i think you’ll be surprised 🙁

So anyway try making this one. Firstly it makes so much and is nowhere near as expensive as the shop bought stuff and twice as tasty. It’s also so satisfying to make.

You can add all sorts of combos of fruits and nuts. Dried blueberries, cranberries, coconut – whatever takes your fancy – go experiment. Also makes a lovely gift

Instead of the vegetable oil you could always use coconut oil if you prefer. I love coconut oil and it’s so good for you! I’ve popped the link in to my Coconut Oil post where I talk at length about everything you can do with this miracle oil. From eye makeup remove to teeth whitener all the way to an ingredient for baking and frying with! Have a read

If you have a try at this lovely  breakfast Granola stuff,  please let me know how you get on by posting me a comment below the recipe, I love to receive your comments

Thanks Clare x



Add all sorts of combos of fruits and nuts – dried blueberries, cranberries, coconut – whatever takes your fancy – go experiment. Also makes a lovely gift

  • 125ml Maple Syrup (Clarkes)
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Runny Honey
  • 300g Rolled Oats /Porridge Oats


Then you need to decide on the mix anything goes! (make up to 350g in total) I used:

  • 50g Pumpkin Seeds
  • 50g Dried Apricots, cubed
  • 100g Goji Berries
  • 50g Dried Cranberries
  • 100g Flaked Almonds

Preparation Method

  1. Preheat the oven 150C/300F/Gas 2.
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a bowl, the Maple Syrup, Vegetable Oil and honey
  3. In another Large Bowl mix Porridge Oats with all the other seeds and nuts
  4. Pour Maple syrup mix on top of drys and stir to combine
  5. Spread the mix evenly over two lined baking trays
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes
  7. Remove from oven and tip onto a cold tray – leave to go cold (you should have a few ‘clusters’ )
  8. Serve cold with milk or yoghurt – so much better than the bought stuff.
  9. Keeps for about 3 weeks in an airtight container…. it will never last 3 weeks – it’s so good Cx


Ten fabulously tasty ways to use oats | Foodies 100 says:
[…] One of my favourite ways to eat porridge is to top it off with granola; the combination of soft oats mixed with crunchy ones is very tasty, and granola is surprisingly easy to make too. So why not try Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy’s cranberry, goji and apricot granola. […]