Date, Nut and Seed Granola

You guys absolutely loved the first recipe we posted from Donna Hay’s Fresh + Light (how could we forget that cauliflower salad) so we thought we’d share a second! This is her divine Date, Nut and Seed Granola – super easy to make and so full of goodness. Add a little Greek Yoghurt and berries for a satiating and weight-balancing breakfast… Or place the ingredients in a jar for brekky to-go!


Date, Nut and Seed Granola

Makes: 8 cups


  • 1/3 cup (65g) coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tbsp finely grated orange rind
  • 1 1/2 cups (240g) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 1/2 cups (240g) almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup (80g) pecans, roughly chopped
  • 15 fresh dates (280g), pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup (80g) currants
  • 1/4 cup (50g) white chia seeds
  • 2 cups (40g) coconut flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F).
  2. Place the coconut oil, vanilla and orange rind in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add the pepitas, almond, pecan, date, currants and chia seeds and stir to combine.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly over 2 large baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper.
  5. Cook, stirring halfway, for 25 minutes.
  6. Add the coconut, mix to combine and cook for a further 5 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  7. Set aside to cool.
  8. Divide between bowls and serve with coconut yoghurt and honeycomb.


  • The granola will keep in an airtight container for up to two weeks.


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