Sweetening the Switch // Walnut, sultana, pumpkin & sunflower seed granola

Are you looking for a breakfast booster that will keep you going until lunchtime? Why not make your own granola which is crunchy and sweetly satisfying yet lower in calories than shop-bought brands. Add your favourite nuts, fruit and seeds to create your own flavour combination and texture.

Make your own walnut, sultana, pumpkin & sunflower seed granola


  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 300g jumbo oats
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 30g sunflower seeds
  • 40g walnut pieces
  • 1 large egg white – beaten
  • 1 1/2 heaped tbsp Hermesetas Granulated
  • 75g sultanas
  • 75g dried apricots – chopped

Serves: 12   |   Prep Time: 10 mins   |   Cook Time: 25 mins

Saves 56 calories per serving (compared to leading brands). 

Suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets.


  1. Lightly oil a large baking sheet and preheat the oven to 150C/Gas Mark 2
  2. Mix together the oats, seeds and nuts then set to one side
  3. Lightly beat the egg white with the sweetener until frothy then add the oats, seeds and nuts and jumble together to ensure all are well coated
  4. Spread evenly on the baking sheet and cake for 15 mins turning a couple of times
  5. Now add the sultanas and apricots, mix together well on the tray and bake for a further 10 minutes. Leave the granola on the baking sheet until it cools.
  6. Store in an airtight container and your granola will keep for at least 2 weeks

Why not try adding different nuts or dried fruit. Or adding other rolled grains such as wheat or barley.

Make your own granola with walnuts, sultanas, pumpkin and sunflower seeds

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Sarah Anguish

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