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Chunky Summer Fruits Granola

Chunky Summer Fruits Granola

Hi all!

Something to get you going for the day is the chunky summer granola I have made below. After doing some research I have found what I think is a good combo of ingredients to create a granola that is filling, energising, and completely healthy.

After all we all want to know we are eating breakfast or a snack that is nutritious and good for you!

Follow the below to make your chunky granola, and enjoy! xo

PS – you may not hear from me for a couple of weeks…this is because I will be in Vegas & LA with Nic! We will be doing some fun bougie things, and I will be getting together a list of top places to eat in LA, so look out for this. XO Elyse

Ingredients:

  • 200g oats
  • 100g dried apricots
  • 100g pitted dates
  • 150g raisins
  • 25g sunflower seeds
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp honey

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Instructions:

Step 1:

  • Cut the apricot and dates into smaller pieces

* my tip here is to use scissors for this – way quicker and easier!

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Step 2:

  • Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees celsius
  • Grease the tin / baking parchment you will use

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Step 3:

  • Mix the oats, fruit, raisins, and sunflower seeds in a bowl

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Step 4:

  • Mash the bananas in a separate bowl and add to the mixture

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Step 5:

  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan
  • Heat 1 tbsp of honey for 20 seconds in the microwave
  • Add both to the mixture

Step 6:

  • Mix well until you have a good sticky consistency (you may need to add more honey for stickiness – do this one tbsp at a time)

Step 7:

  • Spoon the mixture into the baking tray and make sure it is flat, with a thickness of about 1cm
  • Put this in the oven, covered with foil, for 15 mins.
  • After 15 mins. uncover this for the remaining 15 mins.

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Step 8:

  • When it is done take it out of the oven and leave it to cool

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Step 9:

  • Once cool, break up the granola into large chunks

* you will want to store this in an air tight container to keep it fresh
* as the ingredients are all cooked it doesn’t need to be kept refrigerated

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Serving suggestions:

You can have this in any of the following ways:
– dry
– with milk
– with additional fresh fruit (strawberries, berries or apple)
– with a dash of sugar

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