Honey-sweetened Fruit and Nut Granola

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    1 hour 40 min

    This tasty granola is easy to make yourself and chock-a-block with dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Try making a double batch to keep some for yourself, then wrap the rest in cellophane for a fabulously healthy (and tasty!) food gift!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 18 

    • 325g porridge oats
    • 140g chopped toasted almonds
    • 4 tablespoons toasted wheatgerm
    • 4 tablespoons sunflower seeds
    • 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 75ml rapeseed oil
    • 225g honey
    • 80g raisins
    • 60g chopped dried pineapple
    • 60g sweetened dried cranberries
    • 60g chopped dried papaya

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Line a large baking tray with parchment.
    2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, almonds, wheatgerm, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, rapeseed oil and honey. Spread evenly over the prepared baking tray, pressing down lightly with the back of a spoon.
    3. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely.
    4. In a large bowl, break the cooled granola into large chunks. Mix in the raisins, pineapple, sweetened dried cranberries and papaya. Store in an airtight container.

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    Reviews in English (22)

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    64

    I've been testing several granola recipes lately. This one is my favorite! I do make some changes, and like the recipe description says, it's very versatile! I use 1/2 cup flax seed (the miracle grain, as I call it) and omit the wheat germ and sunflower seeds. I use 1/2 cup sliced almonds and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. I also add 1 tsp. vanilla extract. I love the nutmeg and cinnamon - it smells so good baking! For cost reasons, I only use raisins and dried cranberries for the fruit. I end up baking mine for almost 40 minutes until it is toasted and crunchy. It clumps up very nicely. Hint: stir the oil and honey together first before adding to oat mixture.  -  30 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    22

    Very good granola. I quadrupled the recipe but only made 2 1/2x the syrup (oil and honey). I combined all the dry ingredients (except for the dry fruit and placed it in the oven for about 20 minutes to toast them up. I combined the oil and honey in a saucepan with the cinnamon and a pinch of salt and brought it to a boil. This thinned out the honey and made it easier to pour over all the dry ingredients. I added the dried fruit 1/2 way thru the baking so they would not burn. I needed to bake the granola for much much longer than suggested. But it was very good.  -  02 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    16

    I have been following & making this reciped for 3 months now. My only modification is to half the recipe (since I'm the only one who eats it) and omit the sunflower seeds (not a fan). Otherwise, I have memorized this recipe and eat it mixed w/what ever at least 5 days a week!  -  17 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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