Home-made granola with dried fruit and nuts!
Featured by our online supplier: The Health Nut
A perfect granola with lovely textures and sweetness from chewy dried fruit. Use your favourite spices, nuts and dried fruit and enjoy.
Makes 12 servings:
4 tbsp coconut oil or butter,
4 tbsp maple syrup,
250g rolled oats,
100g hazelnuts (coarsely chopped),
75g flaked coconut,
A pinch of salt,
1 tbsp cinnamon,
1 tsp ground vanilla,
½ tsp cardamom,
8-10 dried figs (coarsely chopped),
8 dates (coarsely chopped),
4 dried apricots (coarsely chopped),
A handful of dried cranberries.
1. Preheat the oven to 175C/350F/gas mark 4:
In a saucepan heat the oil and maple syrup to a simmer and remove. Mix the oats, hazelnuts, coconut and salt in a bowl. Stir in the liquid and mix until everything is coated.
2. Spread the mix evenly on a lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Remove and stir it every 5 minutes so everything gets evenly roasted and avoids any burning. When everything is golden and crispy, remove it from the oven.
3. Put it back in the bowl and mix in the spices and dried fruit. When cooled, store the granola in an airtight container.