Jamie's Easy Granola

David Loftus
This easy granola recipes uses quick-cooking oats, mixed nuts, mixed seeds and shredded coconut. Serve with low-fat milk or yogurt for a quick breakfast or a snack.

Yield:

(serving size: 1/3 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories 184
Fat 10 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 22 mg
Calcium 34 mg

Ingredients

2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
1 heaped cup mixed nuts
1/4 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, poppy, pumpkin, sesame)
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 tablespoons maple syrup
About 3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups dried fruit

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°. Put oatmeal, mixed nuts, mixed seeds, coconut, and cinnamon on a baking sheet. Stir well; smooth out. Drizzle with maple syrup and olive oil; stir. Bake 25-30 minutes. Every 5 minutes or so take out and stir, then smooth down with a wooden spoon and put back in oven. When granola is golden, remove from oven, mix in dried fruit (roughly chop any large pieces); let cool. Serve with milk or yogurt. You can keep leftover granola in an airtight container about 2 weeks, but it's so delicious we'll be surprised if it lasts that long!

Note:

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Jamie Oliver,

Jamie's Food Revolution (Hyperion, 2009)

October 2009