From "feast" by Nigella. I adapt it to suit my tastes/ingredients
400g roalled oats 120g sunflower seeds 120g white sesame seeds 175g apple sauce 2 teaspoons cinnamon (I put in about half a jar as I love cinnamon!!) 1 teaspoon ground ginger (again, I put in a bit more) 120g rice syrup or rice malt syrup or golden syrup (I left this out and put in extra honey 4 tablespoons runny honey 100g light brown sugar (I think this is unnecessary and will reduce or leave it out next time) 1 teaspoon salt (didn't bother with this) 2 tablespoons sunflower oil (I used olive as it's all I had) 300g raisins
Mix everything bar the raisins together. spread it out onto 2 shallow roasting tins like the ones that come with the oven Bake at GM3/17deg C, turning over about half way through to ensure even toasting.It can take 40 minutes - 1 hour depending on your oven, keep an eye on it. Cool & then stir im the raisins. Store in an airtight jar.
preheat oven to 180/350/gas4. Put dry ingredients inc coconut & cinnamon (but not fruit) on baking tray. Stir well & smooth out. Drizzle with maple syrup and a little olive oil & stir again. Place tray in oven for 25-30 mins. Every 5 mins or so take out of oven and move it all around.
Chop dried fruit and mix it into granola once out of the oven. Allow it to cool and keep in airtight container. Will keep ok for a couple of weeks.
I can just smell DH's latest batch cooking he's been making it for a while now, we have it every day with Greek yoghurt and its lush. Recipe is from Olive magazine.
400g jumbo oats Couple packs nuts (the ones in the baking aisle) 2 packs seeds (ditto) 125ml veg oil 125ml honey
Stir together. Put on baking sheets (probably 2 for this amount), put in oven at200C/180c fan. Toast until browned, not burned! Takes 10-15 mins. Keep an eye on it! You soon work out how toasty you like it. Cool, stir in dried fruit if wanted (we like cranberries). Our favourite mix is almond and hazelnuts, with pumpkin and sunflower seeds.