17 August 2013

Homemade Granola with Dates, Flaxseed and Coconut

This granola is a finer, much lighter granola than the chunky ones you find in the shops and somewhat different from my quinoa granola. It's a mixture of healthy, wholesome ingredients that once baked turn golden, crispy and make a delicious breakfast. 
It's baked in coconut oil and sunflower oil which gives the granola a nutty undertone along with warming spices and a little orange juice and vanilla. 
I added dates and coconut to mine but you could add whatever you wanted to yours- banana chips, chocolate, a mixture of dried fruit and nuts or even stir in some mashed banana, almond butter or nutella?
The added flaxseed provides essential vitamin D and nutrients.


250g oats
150g dates
2 heaped tbsp Linwoods flaxseed with biocultures and vitamin D 
100g desiccated coconut 
3tbsp sunflower oil
2 big tbsp coconut oil
3tbsp agave syrup
1tbsp melted butter
1tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1tbsp soft brown sugar
3tbsp orange juice
1tsp vanilla


Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C. 

Measure out the oats and coconut into a large mixing bowl. Finely chop the dates and add to the bowl along with the salt and brown sugar. 

Add in the flaxseed and spices and mix thoroughly

In a small saucepan, melt together the sunflower oil, coconut oil, butter, agave syrup, vanilla and orange juice over a low heat until combined. 

Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and mix together until all the dry ingredients are coated. 

Pour the granola mixture out onto a baking tray and spread evenly. 

Bake in the preheated oven for around 25 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Make sure to stir the granola with a spatula every 5-10 minutes in order to make sure it bakes evenly. 

Once baked, remove from the oven and store in an air-tight jar. 

Serve with cold natural yoghurt, fresh fruit and a drizzling of honey. 
A delicious start to any morning. 

Eddie was very intiruged as to what I was doing...

And then started licking his lips when he saw that food was involved!


  1. Aw your dog is so cute! I don't blame him for wanting it haha, looks deliciousxx

    1. haha aw thanks he is such trouble! xxx

  2. Eddie is so cute! I was just thinking last night of making some homemade granola, thank you!

    1. oooooh good well I hope it turned out ok:) xx

  3. Ooo this looks look like a darn good breakfast Katie!
    Lottie xxx

    1. Thanks Lottie!- it's my favourite kind of breakfast:) xxx

  4. Eddie is SOOOOO cute! Definitely should do a guest post by him soon. Custard Londoner stylee.

    Katie <3

    1. hahaha good idea...he'd love all the attention! xx

  5. This looks exactly like my breakfasts lately! Yogurt, with homemade granola and blueberries - my favorite! This granola sounds delicious. And your dog is so stinkin adorable!

    1. Thanks Ashley- I love making a batch of granola and then I have a delicious breakfast for the whole week:)xxx

  6. That looks like a good ol' bowl of deliciousness!! I do love a good breakfast.

    Teffy { Teffys Perks Blog }


  7. Homemade granola is the best. Yours looks so so amazing!

  8. mmm looks delicious! i put blueberries in my oatmeal every day, will definitely need to try it with some granola sometime!


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It's really appreciated and lovely to hear some feedback. Katie x