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Very Berry Granola

If there’s a recipe I’ve made more than any, it’s this one. It all started with a Royal Wedding celebration brunch; I couldn’t tell you any other dish we had that day but this granola has lived on, cycling through a whole host of incarnations making it almost unrecognisable from the initial recipe I found in Jamie magazine.

Very Berry Granola

I’ve lost count of the number of family members who’ve been gifted a cellophane bag full of granola at Christmas… but when they start requesting it in November you know you’re onto a winner 😉

It’s the recipe I use for birthday brunches but it’s also useful to have on hand for those rushed weekday mornings where you want something quick and healthy.  It was perfect for those lazy Sundays during our ‘honeymoon’ phase when we were too lazy to get out of bed (which wasn’t as often as you might think, because we loooooove pancakes. Definitely feel another blog post coming on…)

Very Berry Granola

I’ve filled this granola with a mix of my favourite nuts and dried fruit but pretty much anything goes; if you’re rather partial to a pecan then throw them in in place of the hazelnuts! In fact, I might try just that… I’m constantly adding new bits and pieces – give it a year and I’m fairly sure there will be an updated version on its way.

Make, eat and enjoy with some Greek yoghurt, fresh berries and a drizzle of acacia honey!

Here’s how to make granola

Start by throwing the oats, nuts, seeds and coconut in a big mixing bowl.  I always underestimate the stickiness of stirring and end up making a great big mess so the bigger the bowl and higher the sides, the less cleaning!

Mix the honey through these dry ingredients (I told you it was sticky stirring!) To make life easier, try heating the honey before adding it as this will make it runnier.  Simply divide between a couple of shallow baking trays, spread out and pop in the preheated oven for 18-20 mins (150°C).  Try and shake it around halfway through so it crisps up nice and evenly.Very Berry Granola

Finally, add the dried fruit amongst the rest of the granola, which should be clumping together nicely, and bake for another 10 mins.

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool before storing in an airtight container for up to 1 month (good luck with holding onto it that long!)

Very Berry Granola

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Very Berry Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Servings: 700 g
Ingredients
  • 300 g rolled oats (I find jumbo ones work the best)
  • 20 g desiccated coconut
  • 40 g flaked coconut
  • 40 g hazelnuts chopped
  • 40 g almonds chopped
  • 40 g sunflower seeds
  • 40 g pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey slightly warmed
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g sultanas
  • 50 g golden raisins
  • 50 g dried apricots chopped
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C.
  2. Mix the oats, coconut, nuts and seeds in a bowl and stir in the warmed honey.
  3. Spread the mix between two shallow baking trays and bake in the oven for 20 mins, stirring halfway.
  4. Add the fruit among the granola clumps and bake for a further 10 mins.
  5. Leave to cool before storing in an airtight container for up to 1 month

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