Hearty Winter Granola Recipe

Whether I’m chucking a handful on top of hot porridge or adding glugs of milk to a big bowlful, my homemade winter granola is a delish treat.

With oats, almonds, raisins and a generous amount of good quality maple syrup to boot, this healthy and filling granola is made wintery with a snowy sprinkling of desiccated coconut atop the crunchy, golden clusters! Recipe, method, pictures and serving suggestions below.


  • 3 cups of oats
  • ½ a cup of raisins (you can add more or less depending on your taste)
  • 1 heaped cup of almonds (chopped)
  • 1 cup of coconut (half for the recipe and half for sprinkling)
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil (to grease your tray)
  • Half a cup of maple syrup (more or less depending on your sweet tooth)



Grease two oven trays with olive oil to prevent the oats sticking to the tray. 

Divide the 3 cups of oats across the trays and roughly chop the almonds. Add these to the trays.

Top the trays with half a cup of desiccated coconut and then drizzle with maple syrup. Mix well and spread the mixture evenly across the trays.

Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes on medium heat (approximately gas mark 7). Allow it to cook for longer is you want a more crunchy and darker golden colour.


Once out of the oven, add the raisins, a dusty coating of coconut and leave to cool before storing in an airtight container. Or do I as I do, not as I say, and dive in straight away. 


I flooded my bowlful of warm granola with fridge-cold soy milk and tucked into it as a mid-afternoon snack. It’s great for breakfast but I love to eat this when I want something sweet that will keep me full.

This morning I used this as a crunchy topping for my porridge and it’s great with natural yoghurt and a squeeze of honey.


If you love granola and make my recipe, why not use the hashtag #WinterGranola and send me your pictures on Twitter or Instagram.

And don’t forget to check out my previous posts about the top 10 things to do in Thailand and my review of Galvin Bistro.

Thanks for reading. See you next week for a natural beauty cleansing scrub I am working on.


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