Homemade Granola – a Sunday Meal Prep Staple

Homemade granola is incredibly easy to make plus it’s cheaper and better for you than store-bought which often has lots of sugar, additives, and preservatives.

We always make a batch on a Sunday for the week ahead. It’s delicious with fresh fruit and yoghurt or coconut yoghurt, on top of smoothie bowls or chia puddings or out of the jar for a little snack.

Basic Recipe 


  • 3 Tbsp oil (coconut oil or butter) 
  • 2-3 Tbsp sweetener (maple syrup or raw honey)
  • 2 Tbsp nut/seed butter
  • 1 tsp spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg) 
  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 cups coconut chips
  • 1 cup rolled oats or buckwheat groats
  • 1 cup nuts of choice (roughly chopped)
  • ½ cup seeds of choice 


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt together the oil, sweetener and nut/seed butter. Then add spice, vanilla and sea salt. 
  3. Place the coconut, oats/groats, nuts and seeds into a large bowl and pour over the melted coconut oil mixture.
  4. Give it a really good stir to make sure everything is covered.
  5. Pop on a large lined baking tray and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes until golden (keep a close eye on it as the coconut burns easily).
  6. Allow to cool completely before putting them into an airtight container. 

Here’s a combo we love:

3 Tbsp butter
2-3 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp tahini
1 heaped tsp cinnamon
A dash of vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
2 cups coconut chips
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup combo of almonds and cashews (roughly chopped)
½ cup combo of sunflower and pumpkin seeds


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