Maple, pecan and cranberry granola

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

10 to 30 mins


Makes 1.3kg/3lb of granola

Nutty, fruity wholesome goodness is a must for oat lovers. Please feel free to ad lib here, with substitutions such as honey for maple syrup, raisins, apricots or dried apples for the dried cranberries and cashews for the whole almonds.

By Lorraine Pascale
From Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food


  • 125ml/4fl oz maple syrup
  • 25g/1oz caster sugar
  • 25ml/1fl oz sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 500g/1lb 2oz jumbo rolled oats
  • 175g/6oz mixed seeds (like pumpkin, sunflower, sesame or linseeds)
  • 150g/5oz pecans (or walnuts)
  • 50g/2oz whole almonds
  • 25g/1oz flaked almonds
  • 75g/2¾oz desiccated coconut
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 150g/5½oz dried cranberries

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