Healthy Gut-Friendy Granola

I love the crunch factor that granola can give to any breakfast, but I’ve always found it hard to find one that is not over-loaded with sugar.

So I made my own! This Gut Friendly Granola, loaded with plant-based variety instead in nuts, seeds, whole grains and delectable flavours. You can enjoy it without worrying about your waistline.


Serves 12 (1 serve = 1/3 cup)
Prep time: 2 minutes. Cook time: 15 minutes


1 ½ cups rolled oats 
½ cup quinoa flakes
½ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup pecans (or 1/4 cup x 2 of your favourite nuts)
1/3 cup pepitas or sunflower seeds
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
¼ cup Manuka honey
2 Tablespoons tahini
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients.
  3. Combine all wet ingredients.
  4. Combine all ingredients and mix well (you may need to use your hands if the Manuka honey is thick).
  5. Lay out on a baking tray covered with baking paper.
  6. Bake for 10-15 mins until golden brown (stir after 10 mins).
  7. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
  8. Serve as a topper with Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit.