My favourite thing to batch cook on a cosy kitchen Saturday morning!

Fills 1L Kilner Jar

Ready in

35 min

Good for

Breakfast, crumble topping or a mid morning snack!


About this Recipe

If you love the texture of crunchy cereals you’ll love this crispy granola, full of gut-loving fibre, extra protein and much lower sugar than from the supermarket shelf! Quickly made before anyone else is awake on a Saturday morning…  the only problem is resisting the tempation to keep nibbling it!


  • 200 g Oats
  • 25 g Puffed Quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt finely ground
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 20o g mixed nuts – I like pecans, walnuts and flaked almonds
  • 50g  mixed seeds
  • egg white
  • 100 ml Tahini
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Pinch Chilli
  • Optional – 1/2 a ripe banana mashed, 2tbsps orange or apple juice
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • 100g chopped dates

Step by Step Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees fan

Step 1

Mix together the oats, puffed quinoa, spices, orange zest, S&P in a large bowl

Step 2

Put all the nuts together in a bag and bash with a rolling pin to break them up (not too small though) Add these, the mixed seeds and chopped dates, to the dry ingredients

Step 3

In a smaller bowl, whisk together the tahini, honey, juice and mashed banana (if using) and egg white

Step 4

Pour the tahini mix over the dry ingredients and give everything a good stir. It should begin to form clumps.

Step 5

Spread this mix out onto a large baking tray lined with baking paper – you may need to do in two batches. I find to get an even baking, it’s best to leave the centre of the tray empty. You want to end up with a fairly thin layer in a big circle/ square around the edge of the tray. Bake on a low shelf for 15 minutes until golden brown and starting to crispen. Give it a gentle mix – don’t break it up too much though, and leave in the oven with the heat turned off and door slightly open to cool. Once completely cool store in a 1L kilner jar


You can swap in your preferred dried fruit and nuts or add in some chopped dark chocolate!


Tips for great granola:

Be sure to bake it as a thin layer otherwise it won’t crispen up well!


The puffed quinoa in this recipe adds extra protein and fibre – and you can source it from nature-friendly farmers in the UK! Just head to Hodmedods for speedy online delvery

This recipe gives you about 12 different plants if you’re aiming for 30 a week (Remember spices count as plants too!)


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