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Vanilla Granola with Vanilla Yoghurt and Fruit

I am an over achiever. There. I said it. I invited some friends over for breakfast and made so many options incase someone didn't like one thing. But this granola had everyone fighting for the last bit!


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Vanilla Granola with Vanilla Yoghurt and Fruit
April 10, 2013
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Vanilla Granola with Vanilla Yoghurt and Fruit

I am an over achiever. 


I said it.

When I invite people over for a meal, I don’t just give them one option; I give them as many as I possibly can. I don’t want one person to be stuck with something they don’t like, and I don’t want anyone going home hungry. 

In fact, most people will leave my house with a take home pack, even if they are just coming for dinner. 

I had my BFFs from high school come over shite and briney one Saturday morning to Skype our other BFF who is currently living in NYC. Naturally, I had dreams of a lavish breakfast spread, possibly pancakes, eggs, the works. I eventually came back down to Earth, and planned some more realistic options. As it was close to Easter, I made the hot cross muffins I recently blogged, ham and cheese croissants, as well as this incredibly addictive granola. 

This granola was a UUUUUGE hit with everyone. My friend Alana even took a photo of the recipe and proceeded to go home and make a double batch of the stuff. My other friend Sian just recently asked if I blogged it yet, as she wanted to make a batch too. It is THAT good people! THAT GOOD!

I served mine with a selection of Summer fruits; mango, raspberries, blueberries and the very cute kiwi berries. This sparked a bit of interest on Instagram. They taste just like kiwi fruit, sweet and kiwifruitish, only tiny. My friend Tristan said they tasted a bit like feijoa, and I would have to agree with him, they did.

Served with Greek yoghurt that had vanilla bean paste mixed through it, it was the perfect breakfast. I suggest you also make a double batch of the granola, as this single batch won’t be enough! 

Oh and if you are a huge breakfast fan, may I suggest you check out fellow blogger, and all around awesome girl, Heidi‘s blog and join her #WednesdayBreakfastClub .

Vanilla Granola with Vanilla Yoghurt and Fruit

Print Recipe
Servings 6


  • 1/4 cup 55g caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean split, seeds scraped (or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste)
  • 1 cup 90g rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs sunflower oil
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 75g macadamias, chopped
  • 1/4 cup 40g almonds, roughly chopped
  • Sliced mango berries, or whatever fruits are in season

Vanilla Yoghurt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 400 g thick Greek-style yoghurt


  • Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a baking tray with foil and lightly grease.
  • Place caster sugar, vanilla pod and seeds (or vanilla paste), and 1/2 cup (125ml) water in a small pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5-6 minutes until syrupy. Cool slightly, then remove vanilla pod – if using.
  • Combine oats, cinnamon, oil, brown sugar and nuts in a bowl. Add vanilla syrup and toss to combine. Spread granola in a single layer on the lined tray and bake for 30-35 mins, stirring twice in the final 20 minutes, until dry and golden. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, for the vanilla yoghurt, place the vanilla paste in a bowl with the yoghurt and stir to combine.
  • Serve the granola with yoghurt and fruit.


Adapted from Shane Bailey


22 comments on “Vanilla Granola with Vanilla Yoghurt and Fruit
  1. Cara @ Gourmet Chick

    I just made a batch of granola for having friends over for brunch on the weekend as well – such a satisfying thing to make and everyone loves it. Stunning pictures Shellie!

    April 10, 2013 at 7:57 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I’m sure your friends are gonna looove you! x

      April 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm
  2. Tina @ bitemeshowme

    love this. didn’t realise making granola was so simple! and it sounds like it’s quite easy to adapt too! too awesome shellie! hats off to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

    April 10, 2013 at 8:05 am
  3. Miss SL

    Wow Shellie! You do an amazing job when you invite friends over! That vanilla granola look super delicious.. I think I’m going to try making some at home this weekend

    April 10, 2013 at 8:21 am
  4. Mez

    Dammit woman, that looks so good.
    I was such a muesli fanatic while I was pregnant, since I gave birth I’ve kind of jumped off the bandwagon… looks like I need to get back onto it hahaahahaa


    April 10, 2013 at 8:45 am
  5. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Ooooh macadamias in your granola, I ADORE it. And I just love you for linking to my little Wednesday Breakfast Club. So sweet. I’m having so much fun with it.
    Heidi xo

    April 10, 2013 at 9:25 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Not a problem! I like to help to spread the word when it’s a good thing! x

      April 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm
  6. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    It’s because you’re a great host that’s why you don’t just want to serve one type of breakfast! OK I think you’ve got me I’m going to make some of this granola ASAP!

    April 10, 2013 at 9:33 am
  7. Michelle @ The Bakeanista

    YUM! I really love your pictures. I’ve just printed the recipe, I’m going to be making some this weekend. 😀

    April 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      awwww shucks!! Hope you enjoy it as much as we all did! x

      April 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm
  8. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    What is not to love there?? Beautiful piccies.

    April 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      thanks lovely! I think I need to make another batch STAT!!

      April 10, 2013 at 4:28 pm
  9. Gourmet Getaways

    YUM!! This looks so delicious! I love how tasty and healthy it looks, I have had the ingredients in my pantry to make granola for ages but some how I just don’t seem to get around to it 🙁

    Love the fact that your friends leave with doggy bags… I always over cater too 🙂

    April 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  10. Hannah

    Homemade granola is the best. I love that this makes a wee batch!

    P.S. Coconut oil makes for the most divinely crispy-clumpy granola 🙂

    April 11, 2013 at 2:47 am
  11. Sarah

    Such beautiful photos in this post! I love the wooden board/box/crate (?) backdrop and the summery colour of the fruits!

    Such lucky friends 🙂

    April 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm
  12. msihua

    I like the idea and thought of granola, but when I eat it with yoghurt, I’ll have two spoonfuls and chuck it out.. I don’t know.. doesn’t matter what or who made them… I threw out the VdM ones too 0_0

    April 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm
  13. Angie

    Lol I am also known for my take home packs of leftover food! Just means my guests can continue to enjoy the good food later on 🙂 the granola and fruit does look quite delish, I may have to try it and see if it will convert this non musli granola eater.

    April 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm
  14. Agnes

    Hey Ms Over-Achiever, we’re still waiting for Melbourne’s Best Corn Fritters. :p

    April 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm

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