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Healthy Oat and Nut Granola

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 300g Jumbo porridge oats
  • 120g Mixed Seeds (I use Waitrose Mixed Seeds) Mix your own ie..chia, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseeds
  • 60g Flaked almonds (or any other nut of choice)
  • 60g Desiccated Coconut Not the sweet variety
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil or coconut oil if you're feeling super adventurous, if the oil is solid, melt first to get accurate measurement!
  • 100ml Canadian Maple syrup Not the cheap stuff which is a sugar filled imitation.
  • 2 tbsp Clear Honey
  • 3 tbs Apple juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 2, 150 C, 300 F.

    2) Line two large trays with baking parchment, in a large bowl, stir together the oats, seeds, coconut and almonds.

    3) Gently heat together the rapeseed oil, maple syrup, honey and apple juice in a small saucepan. Pour over the oat and nut mix until well combined.

    4) Divide the mixture between the two baking trays and bake for a total of 30 minutes until  golden brown however swap the trays round after 15 mins and give both a stir to ensure even baking.

    5) Leave to cool completely and transfer to an airtight container or tin.

Recipe Notes

Great served with yoghurt or quark and homemade fruit compote for breakfast or eaten alone with milk. This can easily be adapted with your choice of seeds and nuts. Please buy the authentic Canadian Maple Syrup, I know it's a little bit expensive but worth it for flavour and health, although it's a sweetener, it's an unrefined natural sweetener and maple syrup contains higher levels of beneficial nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals than white sugar.