Homemade Granola with Nuts, Seeds and Dried Fruit
 
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This is a delightful way to get healthy oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit into the tummies of everyone in the family.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 8 cups rolled oats (not the quick kind)
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pepitas
  • 1 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • ½ cup flaked almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews (I left mine whole)
  • ½ cup coconut flakes (or any kind of coconut that you like)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup sultanas (or raisins)
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (the good stuff)
  • 1 cup oil (I used macadamia nut oil but anything will work)
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 165C/325F
  2. In the largest bowl you have, add the oats, sunflower seeds, pepitas, pecans, almonds, coconut, walnuts and cashews and set aside.
  3. In a large pot, add the maple syrup, honey, oil, sugar, vanilla and brown sugar and bring to the boil. Boil for 5 minutes and the mixture will thicken slightly.
  4. Pour the hot mixture over the oats, seeds and nuts and stir to coat.
  5. Place on baking sheets lined with foil or baking paper (I used foil) and bake for 20 minutes. About halfway through baking, stir the granola to ensure all the granola gets toasted.
  6. When the granola is light brown, remove from the oven and mix in the sultanas, cranberries, apricots (or other dried fruit).
  7. When completely cool place your granola in an air tight container and it should last two weeks. (Mine won't be around longer than a week)
Recipe by The Orgasmic Chef at https://orgasmicchef.com/breakfast/homemade-granola-with-nuts-seeds-and-dried-fruit/