by Suzie Bonaldi


Home Made Granola

A few weeks back, the worst finally happened. I was out of granola with zero backup stash - a sad day in the Hello October household. I'd just come back from Paris and was really feeling all the travelling (in my stomach), so I was determined to get something a little more nourishing than pop tarts on my breakfast plate. I remembered seeing Fleurs healthy breakfast video and soon realised that I could make my own granola easy peasy! I tweaked the recipe a tad as their were a few extra things I wanted to add in or substitute, but the whole thing was pretty easy and rather scrumptious!

2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup of cried chopped dates
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup of honey

1/4 cup of dark chocolate drops (optional)

1) Pre heat your oven to 160 degrees.
2) Throw all of your dry ingredients in together and mix them up. 
3) Add in your coconut oil and mix this in, followed by the honey. 
4) Mix well and add to an oven tin covered in baking parchment. 
5) Roast for 10 minutes, or until crispy and golden.
6) For chocolate fiends - sprinkle dark chocolate drops in to the granola mix once it has cooled completely. (These compliment any berries that you might serve with your granola)

For those who aren't cursed with a sweet tooth, you might want to reduce the amount of honey or choose a different dried fruit (dates are super sweet - mmm!) as this collective of ingredients can be a bit too much for those who aren't big on sweet treats.

This will never replace my love of the dried banana and strawberry granola from my local health food shop, but it's a very easy alternative and made enough for two weeks of daily servings! 


  1. This looks so yummy! You've got me craving a wholesome breakfast now.

  2. I've never tried making granola but this looks delicious and the lack of nuts in it makes it super tempting! I'll definitely have to give this a go at some point.

    Meg xx

  3. such a great recipe, i'm bookmarking this ! i really want to make my own home made granola but i'm just too lazy x

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  4. I've always wanted to try making granola, this looks so good! I really like the fact you can put in exactly what you want!

  5. This sounds and looks so good! Definitely need to go out and find coconut oil, I have never seen it anywhere and it has always stopped me from making granola! :) Thanks for sharing this recipe xx

  6. I'm obsessed with granola, this looks amazing!

  7. I've been wanting to make my own granola for ages, might just try this one out! Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a lovely idea, definitely going to try this this weekend!

    Josie XOXO
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  9. Such a great idea, I really need to try making my own granola! x


  10. I love making granola - I use almond, pumpkin seeds, lucuma powder, cacao nibs and honey for mine, so delicious!

    Lauren x
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  11. This looks so good !


  12. This looks insanely good <3

  13. Looks yummy!!!

  14. oh wow this looks sooo good.

    Jess x

  15. This looks amazing and I didn't realise how simple it was to make!

    Caz | thisiscaz

  16. I am definitely making this as soon as I buy some dates and pumpkin seeds. It looks amazing! x


  17. Don't really eat things like this but I'm trying to be healthier and this definitely looks like something id try!

  18. looks delicious! definitely going to try this tomorrow! xx

  19. having a jar of homemade granola stashed somewhere is a must, I love that photo of the heart shaped smoothie bowl - pinned!

  20. Love making homemade granola!


  21. I am slightly obsessed with granola. I eat it every morning for breakfast with greek yogurt, but I hate how expensive it is! I am going to have to give this recipe a go then, because it's probably healthier than the granola I buy and cheaper! Win win!

  22. Look delicious Suzi! I love granola and I do love to discover new recipes to try, so I will be giving this one a whirl!
    M x

  23. Didn't actually think it would be this easy, so no excuses now for me!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  24. I've always wanted to make my own granola, but so often the recipes have ingredients that I've never heard of or I wouldn't know where to go to buy, but this is so simple- I have to have a go! :) thank you :)

  25. This seems so simple and nice - I've always wanted to make my own granola and I want something healthyish for breakfast, this seems good! I'll have to give it a go.

    Emma |

  26. Oh my - looks delicious! I've made granola a couple of times before and neither of them were that great, but this one looks amazing! I'm desperate to try it <3


  27. This looks yummy! I must try this! :)

  28. Should really start trying to eat healthily, and this granola doesn't look half bad.

    Ooh La Luce | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  29. Love granola, I think sunflower seeds would be amazing in it too :)

  30. mmm this looks so yummy!! Great job Suzie!

  31. I want to make granola so badly! Its on my list for next weekend!

    Emily x

  32. This looks so tasty!! I must say that I laughed a little bit at the "cried" chopped dates ;-) but I'll definitely give it a try!!

  33. I can't say that I'm a huge fan of Granola but this has definitely made me reconsider! : )

  34. We made this granola last weekend and it was fab. So easy to make and it didn't last long because it was so tasty! Thank you. x

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