This recipe for pumpkin seed granola is the ultimate morning indulgence that is also good for you! Filled with all things delicious and nutritious like pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, dried fruit and oats and sweetened with honey and maple syrup this granola recipe is for the keeps!
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I am not a fan of sweet breakfasts. I’ve always been a savoury girl but there isn’t always time in the morning to cook eggs. Life is busy and it’s nice to be able to just grab something already prepared.
Sadly many supermarket cereal options are loaded with sugar and things I would rather not see in my food. The only solution is to make your own granola! It only takes minutes to prepare and you can customise the mix to your liking.
Now that I convinced you that your busy morning needs tasty and nutritious breakfast let me tell you about this granola recipe.
Homemade Granola Recipe
This homemade granola is so crunchy and so sweet yet with no refined sugar in view. It is sweetened with real Canadian maple syrup and a tad of honey.
Making your own granola at home allows us to add things that are truly healthy and avoid unhealthy bits. It is also a lot cheaper! After I started making my own granola I never bought another box.
Homemade granola tastes so much fresher, it’s healthier since you control the ingredients and the amount of sugar and oil plus you can put only the things you truly love.
What ingredients are in granola?
Organic oats, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, dried apricots and raisins, large coconut flakes and a lil’ bit of coconut oil to raise the crunch factor.
The best thing about making your own mix is that you can add whatever your heart desires.
What else you can add to you granola
- hemp hearts
- wheat germ
- top with fresh fruit
- serve with yogurt
This delicious granola has become the highlight of my morning! I even brought some to work in case I don’t have time to eat in the morning. I can’t get enough.
On Saturdays though when I can afford to take it a bit slower I treat my kids to little cups of hot chocolate to go with their granola. Don’t judge me. It’s a European thing! 🙂
My kids LOVE IT!
More breakfast recipe ideas:
- Overnight Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Chorizo and Eggs
- Buckwheat Pancakes
- Savoury Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl
Recipe originally published in o9/2014. Updated with new text and recipe details in 02/2020.
All Natural Pumpkin Seed and Hazelnut Granola
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 125ml/1/2 cup maple syrup I used real Canadian maple syrup
- 2 tbsp honey
- 300g/3 cups oats preferably organic
- 30g/1/4 cup hazelnuts
- 30g/1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 50g/1/3 cup dried fruit apricots, cherries, raisins etc
- 20g/1/4 cup large coconut flakes
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F
- In a large bowl whisk together melted coconut oil, maple syrup and honey.
- Add all the remaining ingredients except for dried fruit and coconut flakes, combine and press the mixture into a parchment lined baking sheet (this way no extra fat is needed for greasing).
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Take it out, break into clusters and mix in dried fruit and coconut flakes, bake for additional 10 minutes. Let cool and store in an airtight container.