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Oat, maple and pecan granola

Make a large batch of this nutrient- and energy-packed granola for three weeks of ready-steady-go breakfasts.

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Ingredients

  • 200g/7oz rolled oats
  • 50g/1¾oz golden linseed
  • 40g/1½oz bran
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 100g/3½oz whole almonds, skin on, very roughly chopped
  • 100g/3½oz shelled walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 10-12 dates, stones removed, roughly chopped
  • 50g/2oz goji berries (available from health-food shops and some supermarkets)
  • handful hemp seeds (available from health-food shops)
  • large pinch ground cinnamon

To serve

  • small cup Greek-style yoghurt
  • handful seedless grapes, halved
  • 5-6 pieces fresh Honeydew melon
  • sprig fresh mint, chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3.

  2. Sprinkle the oats, linseeds and bran onto a baking tray. Drizzle over the maple syrup and roll the dry ingredients around on the baking tray to coat them in the syrup.

  3. Bake the syrup-coated ingredients in the oven for 15-20 minutes, shaking the tray a few times as the contents cook. Remove from the oven when golden-brown and set aside to cool.

  4. When the oat mixture has cooled to room temperature, tip it into a large airtight container and stir in the nuts, dates, goji berries, hemp seeds and cinnamon until well combined.

  5. To serve, scoop a handful of the granola into a cup of Greek-style yoghurt and top with grapes, melon and chopped mint. Alternatively, eat as cereal with milk.

Recipe Tips

The granola will keep in an airtight container for up to three weeks.