Shop bought granola can be very expensive and is usually full of refined sugar which can encourage inflammation. Try this zesty and naturally sweetened, nut packed alternative instead and serve with fresh berries rather than dried fruit, which bumps the sugar content right up!
Preheat the oven to 160 C / 325 F / gas mark 3 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Depending on room temperature you may need to heat the coconut oil first – quickly warm it in the microwave or heat gently in a saucepan. Then get your hands in to make sure everything’s well coated, messy but fun!
Use your hands to spread the mixture over the baking sheet and pop into the oven for 15 minutes until golden. Then reduce the oven temperature to 110C / 225F / gas mark ¼ and bake for another 30 mins, the key here is to get the granola nice and crunchy while preventing any burning!
Then cool completely before serving or store in a jar until needed and serve with yoghurt or nut milk and your choice of fresh berries.
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