This recipe calls for lots of different types of nuts and fruit, but don't be put off – making your own granola at home is easy. Alex suggests making the base and then raiding your cupboards and popping in whatever you've got. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to making your own granola, so don't be afraid to experiment with tastes and textures.

Ingredients

For the granola

  • 280g oats
  • 170g honey
  • 2tsp vegetable oil
  • 55g sunflower seeds
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 55g cashews
  • 40g flaked almonds
  • 1tbsp chia seeds

To top

  • 20 pitted dates, chopped
  • 85g raisins
  • 40g walnut pieces
  • 30g stem ginger, chopped
  • 30g dried cranberries

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all of the base ingredients together until fully combined.
  3. Place on a baking tray and cook for 15 – 20 minutes until crisp or golden brown. Set aside and leave to cool.
  4. Once the base has fully cooled, add any additional ingredients.
  5. Store in an airtight jar or container and enjoy with cold milk, yoghurt or fresh fruit to kick start your day.

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