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Berry Nut Granola

Do you like crunchy clusters of oats in your granola? Then this berry nut granola with dried fruit and honey is the recipe for you! Summer is coming to a close and the time for ice-cold breakfast smoothies will soon be over for the year. It’s still not cold enough for porridge, so what should we do in the meantime for a quick nutritious breakfast?

Granola!

Clusters of crunchy oats, mixed with dried fruit and nuts, this granola is so good, you’ll be eating it straight out of the jar.

Berry nut granola - with lots of lovely clusters!

Berry nut granola - with lots of lovely clusters!

I like to add the nuts for the last few minutes of cooking to toast them lightly, without burning them. The dried fruit is added after cooking (otherwise you’ll end up with crunchy raisins).

We serve our granola with Greek yogurt, fresh berries and maybe a little drizzle of honey, but you can serve it however you like:

  • On its own with hot or cold milk
  • As a topping for baked apples or poached peaches
  • Parfait style – with fruit and vanilla yogurt layers

We even eat this granola with ice cream!Berry nut granola - with lots of lovely clusters!

Do you have any granola ideas? We’d love to hear! Tweet us @DIYS!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Makes 12-15 servings

  • 3 cups/320g whole rolled oats
  • 5 packed tbsp light-brown sugar
  • 4tbsp honey
  • 4tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 4 tbsp water
  • Half a cup of chopped, mixed nuts (I used brazil nuts, cashews, walnuts and almonds)
  • 1 cup mixed dried berries (I used a mixed pack containing golden and jumbo raisins, cranberries, cherries, strawberries and blueberries)

Berry nut granola ingredients

Steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 350f. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, honey, coconut oil and water.

Berry nut granola step1 collage

2. Once mixed, spoon it out onto a large metal baking tray and place it in the oven for 14-16 minutes. Check on the granola a couple of times during cooking to make sure it’s not burning at the edges. If the edges of the granola are looking a lot darker, give the granola a mix. Once the granola is a light golden brown, add in the chopped nuts and place back in the oven for a further 2-4 minutes.

Berry nut granola step2 collage

3. Take the granola out of the oven and leave to cool completely on the tray. Once cool, sprinkle on the dried fruit and mix in. You may find that some of the granola has stuck to the bottom of the tray during cooling, this is fine (this cooling period allows the granola to stick together, so you’ll get some of those lovely clumps), use a metal spatula to lift the granola from the tray.

Berry nut granola step3 collage

Spoon the granola into an air-tight jar – ready for breakfast.

Berry nut granola - with lots of lovely clusters!