Walnut & Honey Granola – Bake of the Week

Walnut Honey Cranberries Crunchy Granola

I’ve always had to practically force myself to eat breakfast – I fallen into the typical Mum trap of surviving on strong coffee until about 11am. I would go berserk at my girls if they didn’t eat breakfast though. Time to lead by example?

I do have a few breakfast dishes that I really enjoy actually – when I was working in an office I used to take some crunchy cereal with some fruit and low fat yogurt and happily devour at my desk. I have stopped buying the crunchy clusters of cereal now though – I get tired of there being so few actual clusters and the remainder being dust at the bottom of the packet.

I never thought I’d hear myself say it but I prefer making my own Granola. Now before you think I’ve gone all healthy on you – give it a go. It is really crunchy but filling too. You definitely don’t feel like you are being made to eat dust!

Homemade Breakfast Cereal Walnut Honey Granola



Walnut & Honey Granola

Serves 10+
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 50 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Misc Serve Cold
Crunchy clusters of nutty granola with a sweet vanilla and cinnamon taste


  • 100g Porridge Oats
  • 120g Walnut Pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tablespoons Runny Honey
  • 60g Dried Cranberries


Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking parchment
In a arge bowl, add all the ingredients apart from the cranberries
Mix together with 2 metal spoons - or you can get really stuck in and mix together by hand. You will have some clumps that are larger than other - split them if they are significantly larger than the rest of the mix
Spread out on the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes - Mix together and fold over the mixture at least 3 times during the bake to make sure it is baked evenly and the nuts don't catch. if you think it may catch slightly, turn the oven down to 170C
Turn off the oven and leave the mixture inside until the oven has cooled or for 30 minutes
When the mixture is cool, mix in the cranberries - Serve with chilled yogurt and chopped grapes. Gorgeous!
Will keep in a glass jar for 2 weeks

Walnut Honey Cranberries Crunchy Homemade Granola

My featured Bake this week is Wonderful Cardamom & Saffron Brioche with a crispy Pecan crust from Lemon & Lime Thyme – A huge welcome to the #Bakeoftheweek clan! (Number 10 in the Roundup pictures)

Bake of the week Roundup

1. Super pretty Raspberry & Coconut Cupcakes from More than An Occasional Baker

2. These Strawberry & Pistachio Financiers would be just perfect at a Summer Afternoon Tea – Patisserie Makes Perfect

3. Gluten-Free & Dairy Free Iced Gems from The Free From Fairy

4. Rainbow Cupcakes from Modern Family Baking

5. Mini Lime Yoghurt Loaf Cakes from Domestic Gothess

6. Ooh I must try rum soaked raisins next time I make a Carrot Cake – Beautiful Carrot Loaf Cakes from Baking in Pyjamas

7. Celebrating the use of vegetables in baking with a good old favourite, Carrot Cake Muffins is Foodie Quine

8. Another warm welcome to a new member of the #Bakeoftheweek team, Multicultural Motherhood who joins us with her delicious Jam Sandwich Biscuits

9. You don’t get much more chocolatey than these Totally Chocolate Choc Chip Cookies from Baking in Pyjamas

Bakes to Share #Bakeoftheweek

11. Almond & Cinnamon Cake from ET Speaks From Home

12. Freshly back from her hols and inspired by her lovely Italian home is Alida from My Little Italian Kitchen with an Italian Soft Raisin Cake with Almonds

13. Perfect after school treat, Slow Cooked Apple & Raspberry Oat crumble from Baking Queen 74

14. How pretty is this Lemon Curd Swiss Roll from Petite Raisin – We really do have some exceptional bakers that join in with #Bakeoftheweek

15. I really like that this Vanilla Salt Salted Caramel Cookie Cake is edged in buttercream rather than smothered with it – less is definitely more in this case! Baking in Pyjamas.

Thanks as ever to you all for taking such an interest in #Bakeoftheweek. I really enjoy visiting all your blogs and wonder each week what you will come up with next.

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