Marion’s ‘Get up and Go’ Granola


300mls Coconut oil

4 tbsp Maple syrup

900g Porridge oats

300g Sunflower seeds

300g Pumpkin seeds

100g Sesame seeds

200g chopped walnuts /hazelnuts/ flaked almonds/pecan or a mix of all

4 tsp cinnamon

4 tsp vanilla essence


Heat coconut oil in a large flat clean roasting tin in the oven. For this quantity I needed a second tin. Remove tins from oven and drizzle in maple syrup and mix well.

Add in 900g porridge oats and 900g of mixed seeds of your choice.

(Ratio of 300mls oil to 900g oatmeal+ 900g mixed seeds of your choice)

Drizzle in vanilla essence and shake in cinnamon and mix well.

Bake in a medium oven 180 degrees until toasted. Stir every 5-10mins so that it doesn’t burn.


Smaller quantity

200g Porridge Oats and 200g mixed seeds of your choice

6 tbsp Coconut Oil (approx)

2 tbsp Honey, Maple or Agave syrup +few drops vanilla essence and 1 tsp cinnamon.


Note: when cooled store in an airtight container. It is ideal to sprinkle on your porridge or cereal or indeed on yogurt or dessert as a crunchy healthy addition. My favourite snack is a bowl of fresh fruit topped with yogurt and a generous tablespoon of granola.

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