Finally, a healthy granola recipe! A delicious baked blend of oats, macadamia nuts and coconut flakes. This recipe tastes just like ANZAC biscuits.
This granola was original developed as an ANZAC biscuit granola recipe, for Vicinity Centres. It’s too good not to share on here too! The golden syrup helps with the ANZAC biscuit flavour, however you can swap this for honey or maple syrup if you prefer.
Adding fat before baking is what gives granola the perfect crunch. I’ve used extra virgin olive oil as it’s one of the healthiest oils for cooking with, giving us the benefits of monounsaturated fats plus some vitamins and polyphenols. You can read more about this in my coconut oil vs olive oil post.
¼ cup golden syrup
30ml extra virgin olive oil
2 cups rolled oats
¾ cup macadamia nuts
½ cup coconut flakes
- Preheat oven to 150C, fan forced.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the golden syrup and olive oil until combined. Add the oats and stir well until all the oats are coated in the syrup mixture.
- Add the macadamia nuts and coconut and mix again.
- Spread the mixture over a baking tray lined with baking paper. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press down on the mixture to help the oats stick together while baking.
- Bake for 15 minutes, checking at 10 minutes and every 2 minutes, until done. The mixture should be slightly darker in colour and browning around the edges, but not yet crunchy. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool on the tray. Granola will continue to cook and become crunchy as it rests.
- Once cool, break into pieces and store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to a month (if it lasts that long!)
Sarah Moore is a mum, and university qualified Registered Nutritionist with a decade of experience working with families to improve their health and well-being. Sarah has a simplistic and practical approach to family nutrition and runs workplace nutrition, private consultations and group information sessions in Perth, Western Australia. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram for more healthy tips and tricks.