According to tests by Which? two-thirds of cereals contain too much sugar. Some of them would be “more at home in the chocolate biscuit aisle.” So, that bowl of grain you have in the morning might not be as healthy as you think.

Ensure you’re eating right and make your own granola, including only the most wholesome ingredients that provide energy and essential nutrients to keep you hunger-free until lunch.

Recipe courtesy of our favourite culinary whizz Farah Sawaf from


45 minutes

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  • 2 ½ cups natural oats
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sliced toasted almonds
  • 1/3 cup flaxseed powder


  •  Preheat oven to 330 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius).
  •  In a large bowl, mix together the oats, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, ground nutmeg and salt.
  • In another small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, honey, vanilla and vegetable oil. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  • Get your hands in the bowl and with your fingers mix well so the oat mix is fully sticky with the brown sugar mix.
  • Lay mixed contents onto a large baking sheet and bake on lower rack for 20 minutes, regularly checking to make sure nothing burns. After 10 minutes give it a shake and with a wooden spoon mix it up a bit in the baking pan.
  • Take out of oven and allow granola to fully cool. This will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • Place baked granola in a large bowl and mix the remaining ingredients into granola. Save in a large Tupperware at room temperature and it will last for one week.

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