How To Make Granola

Granola: it's kind of like muesli's cooler older sister.

It's packed full of fibre, and its health benefits are numerous - it can lower cholesterol, regulate digestion, increase your energy levels, as well as building stronger bones, improving skin quality, and lowering blood pressure.

And because it's healthy but also filling, it's a great way to boost your weight loss - the fibre makes your body feel full, because it bulks up food and absorbs water, so you'll be less likely to overeat.

Better still, it's really easy to make your own granola, as Lacey Briar explains in the video above - so you can make yourself a batch and fill your week with happy, healthy breakfasts.


4 tbsp light brown sugar, packed

1/4 tbsp ground cinnamon

3 cups uncooked rolled oats

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

1/3 cup raisins

1/2 cup roasted almonds

1/3 cup dried apricots

1/3 cup honey

1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 cup vegetable oil

How to make it:

Start by pre-heating your oven to 300 degrees.

Combine the rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salts in a bowl. In a different bowl, mix together the honey, maple syrup, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.

Keeping the nuts and dried fruit to one side, mix together the wet and dry ingredients until they are fully combined.

Once this is done, spread them evenly on to a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Place in the oven for ten minutes, and then take the tray out, moving the ingredients around to ensure they are spread evenly, and then pop back in the oven for seven to ten minutes until the granola is golden brown.

Take out for 10-15 minutes, and allow to cool. Finally, break up the pieces from the oven, place into a large mixing bowl and add the fruit and nuts from earlier.

Granola Bars