Today I’ll share my prize-winning marmalade granola recipe.  Give it a try and see if you think it’s a winner.

A few years ago I entered a recipe competition. I’d never done it before, and haven’t since – but something spurred me to do it that one time! The idea of the competition was to come up with a healthy recipe using a specific brand of breakfast cereal – namely one made by Attune Foods. 

I used their Erewhon crispy brown rice cereal, as it doesn’t include any sweeteners and is gluten free. It is the cereal I used in last week’s granola recipe too. Indeed, the recipe is very similar to the “Simple and quick” no added sugar granola recipe but this time, instead of apple sauce, I use marmalade.

I also added a couple of other ingredients too, as the competition recipe had to be 5 ingredients or more!!! But you can always simplify it two ingredients – oats and marmalade.

A word about the marmalade.  Many marmalades contain high levels of added sugar. In this recipe, I use a low-sugar marmalade. Check the label and see how sweet it is and what sweetener is used. Or make your own low sugar or no-added sugar marmalade. 

And in case you were wondering…my prize: a set of saucepans, plus a year’s supply of Attune Erewhon brown rice cereal! So as you can imagine, I have made these granola recipes many times!!!

Marmalade granola
No added sugar granola with a citrus marmalade flavor
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  1. 1 cup GF rolled oats
  2. 1 cup Erewhon crispy brown rice GF cereal
  3. 1/4 cup no added sugar/low-sugar marmalade
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  5. Grated zest of half a lemon or orange
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with non-stick paper/parchment.
  3. Mix the 5 ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Place the mixture on the baking sheet.
  5. Place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove and stir thoroughly.
  7. Return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes, watching to make sure the granola at the edge of the baking sheet doesn't overcook.
  8. Remove from the oven, cool. Can be stored for up to a month.


You can reduce this recipe to only two ingredients – oats and marmalade.

If you aren’t keen on marmalade, try using a jam instead. I just tried rhubarb jam. It was yummy.

The citrus marmalade wakes up the tastes buds for breakfast!

What’s good about this recipe

We want fruit to be the sweetener, not sugar so choose a low or no-sugar marmalade.

No added vegetable oils are used in the recipe, unlike most shop-bought granolas.

It’s quick and easy to make.

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