Orchard granola

  • Easy

Mix oats, nuts, honey and oil, along with a few extras to make an energy-rich cereal or snack

The Orchard Cook_orchard granola

I love making granola. I also love the fact that once the basic elements are in place (oats, nuts, honey and oil), I can pretty much free-style with the fruit additions. I’ve stuck to dried apples, raisins and cherries in this instance, but any dried fruit will work.

A recipe by Stuart Ovenden from The Orchard Cook.



  • Porridge oats 200g
  • Whole almonds 25g
  • Whole walnuts 25g
  • Whole hazelnuts 25g
  • Pumpkin seeds 25g
  • Honey 75ml
  • Sunflower oil 50ml
  • Dried apple slices 50g
  • Raisins 50g
  • Dried cherries 50g


  • Step 1

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the oats, nuts, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds together in large bowl, then stir in the honey and oil. Spread evenly and thinly onto a large, parchment-lined baking tray, then bake for 10-15 minutes until golden.

  • Step 2

    Left to cool, then break up into small clumps. Toss through the apple slices, raisins and cherries, then serve with cold milk. This granola will keep for a month in a tightly sealed container.

Stuart Ovenden is the author of The Orchard Cook, £25, published by Clearview Books.

Main image: ©Stuart Ovenden