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Fig and olive oil granola

Spend a few moments in the supermarket to look at the labels on packet granola, I am sure you will be quite horrified at the sugar and fat content, huge calorie laden combinations. I make my own granola, full of lovely nuts, seeds and fruit. As a topping, on yogurt you don’t need a huge quantity but it adds that morning crunch of goodness and energy to breakfast.

The olive oil is fabulous in this combination, use a really fruity, good one, it adds a whole new dimension of flavour and is so much better for you than butter. Figs, I love, they have many great qualities! but you may prefer another dried fruit.

Store in a kilner jar – it should last for several weeks.

Fig and olive oil granola

Serves 15

3 cups of porridge oats

100g roughly chopped pistachios

150g pumpkin seeds

50g coconut chips

180 ml maple syrup

120 ml good olive oil

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground cardamon

200g chopped figs or other dried fruit

Optional 1 bag of Waitrose ‘s Berry and nut sprinkle

Heat oven to 180 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, coconut chips, maple syrup, olive oil and spices.

Spread mixture out in a large baking tin – bake for 45 mins – stirring a few times.

Remove when golden brown and toasted.

Allow to cool

Add chopped figs and optional berry mix for more of a fruity, nutty mix.

Serve over yogurt and berries.

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