Why should breakfast be ordinary? Make this fruity and healthy festive granola recipe with dried cranberries for your kids to add a little cheer to their morning food routine.



  • 175g rolled oats
  • 70g coarsely chopped pecans
  • 20g shredded/desiccated coconut
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 120g soft brown sugar
  • 2tbsp canola or sunflower oil
  • 4tbsp maple syrup
  • 25g dried cranberries
  • 25g raisins



1. Pre-heat the oven to 150ºC/300ºF/Gas 2. Put the oats, nuts, coconut, salt and sugar in a large bowl and mix together with a wooden spoon.
2. Whisk the oil and syrup together in a jug or small bowl.
3. Pour over the oats and mix well.
4. Spread out on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake in the centre of the oven for 40–45 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Transfer to a bowl, stir in the raisins and cranberries, leave to cool.


Prep time 15 minutes | Cook 40-45 min | Serves 6-8


For more recipes from Annabel Karmel, the UK’s number one parenting author, see Annabel’s app,Annabel’s Essential Guide To Feeding Your Baby & Toddler – Annabel Karmel, available on iTunes