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Stove Top Granola

Made In Hackney
  • Serves: 10-12 (adult portions)
  • Preparation: 10
  • Cooking: 20
  • Passive: 30
  • Ready: 60

A big hit with children (both preparation and consumption), this crunchy granola uses only fruit or maple syrup for sweetness.


  • 200 g porridge oats
  • 150 g nuts (brazil nuts, hazelnuts, flaked almonds)
  • 100 g raisins/dried fruit
  • 100 g seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame)
  • 50 g dried coconut
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup/fruit syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Heat the coconut oil until melted.

Add the porridge oats and cinnamon and stir for ten minutes.

Transfer the oats to a bowl.

Crush the nuts in a mortar and pestle.

Heat the nuts in the pan until brown and put them in the bowl with the oats.

Add the fruit syrup to the pan and stir on a low heat until runny.

Add all of the ingredients including the oats and nuts to the pan and stir on a low heat until they are mixed and starting to brown.

Transfer to a baking sheet and leave to cool.

Store in an airtight container.

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Made In Hackney

Photo shot by Patricia Niven, for Made In Hackney

“The children we taught this recipe to couldn’t get enough of it!”

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