granola with nuts and fruit

This granola is easy to make, and has the benefit of being able to accept any dried fruits, nuts, seeds, or flavourings you can throw at it! I always bring a bag of it with me camping for a fast, filling, and easy breakfast, but it can also become part of your normal breakfast routine too. Serve it in a bowl with fresh cut fruit, top a cup of yogurt with it, or just eat it by the handful on your way to work! I like to add a big pinch of flaky salt at the end to make it more savoury, which suits my tastes, but make this recipe your own!

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time35 min
  • Ready in1 Hr

For the Base

  • 4 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of salt

Suggestions for Nuts and Seeds

  • 1 to 2 cups of some or all of the following:
  • Almonds (whole or slivered)
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Peanuts
  • Hazelnuts (chopped)
  • Pistachios
  • Cashews
  • Filberts
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Flax Seeds

Suggestions for Dried Fruits

  • 1 cup of some or all of the following:
  • Raisins
  • Sultanas
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Dried Cherries
  • Dried Apricots (sliced)
  • Dried Apples (chopped)
  • Prunes (sliced)
  • Figs (sliced)
  • Dates (chopped)
  • Dried Currants
  • Dried Tropical Fruit
  • Coconut (large flakes)

Preparation

1

Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C, gas mark 2)

In a large bowl, mix together 4 cups of rolled oats, 1-2 cups of nuts/seeds, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 3/4 cup maple syrup, and a pinch of salt (don’t add your fruit yet).

2

Spread mixture out onto a baking sheet and put in the oven for 20 minutes.

3

Take out after 20 minutes and add in 1 cup dried fruit (optional) and give it a stir. Firmly press the granola back down into a thick rectangle and cook for another 10-15 minutes or so, watching closely so it doesn’t burn.

4

Let cool completely then store in a ziplock bag.

You can store at room temperature in a cool, dry place for 2 weeks. Store in freezer if you’d like to keep it for longer.

Enjoy!

Any extra notes can go here. 

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