Making granola is incredibly easy and satisfying. It’s wonderful to have a big jar of it in the kitchen, to spoon over fruit and yoghurt, or to have as it is, by the handful, as a snack. Mangrove honey is a great choice because it has a uniquely rich and distinct flavor. Makes about 7 cups.
3 cups organic rolled oats
150g raw almonds, roughly chopped
250g mixed dried fruit such as prunes, figs, sultanas, muscatels, currants
50g mixed seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower or linseed
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
½ cup Mangrove honey
Preheat oven to 150 degrees. Combine all dried fruit and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine rolled oats, nuts and pumpkin seeds. Heat oil and honey in a saucepan until simmering, then pour over the nuts, seeds and oats and mix well. Tip into a lined, large, shallow baking dish and spread so that mixture is evenly spaced over base of dish. Bake for about ¾ – 1 hour, stirring frequently, until mixture is thoroughly toasted and golden brown. Remove from oven. Stir in remaining dried fruit while still hot. When cool, store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.