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Christmas Spiced Granola

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Makes: 1.5kg approximately

TIP! You could make this Christmas Spiced Granola to gift to your family and friends during the festive season.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups rolled oats

1 cup unsalted shelled pistachios

1 cup slivered almonds

1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup South Australian honey

1/3 cup mild South Australian

olive oil

finely grated zest of orange

finely grated zest of lemon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon mixed spice

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon pink salt flakes

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup antioxidant berry mix

1 cup coconut flakes

1 cup shredded coconut

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced) and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine oats, pistachio’s, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, stirring to combine.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine honey, olive oil, zests, vanilla, cinnamon, mixed spice, ginger and salt over a low heat, stirring until honey becomes runny and mixture is well combined. Pour over the oat mixture stirring until the mixture is evenly coated in the honey spice mix.
  4. Evenly divide mixture between prepared baking trays and place in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring mixture after 15 minutes. Remove baking trays from oven and allow granola to cool completely.
  5. Place granola in a large mixing bowl, add cranberries, berry mix, coconut flakes and shredded coconut, stirring until mixture is well combined. Place in airtight