Last week I got so very sick of forking heaps of money for tiny little packages of muesli with ingredients I don't even like(ie. dried paw paw) in them. So I made a big lot of this granola, with everything I love in it. For cheap.
It's got olive oil, honey, salt, dried figs, orange zest, hazelnuts and a healthy bit of cardamom and I can't stop eating it.
ORANGE, FIG AND CARDAMOM GRANOLA
3 cups oats
1 cup hazelnuts, roasted and peeled seperately
1/2 a cup of pumpkin seeds
1/2 a cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of olive oil
Zest of 2 oranges
3/4 tsp cardamom
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 a cup dried figs, chopped into small pieces
Preheat the oven to 150C. Mix the oats, hazelnuts, seeds together in a large bowl. Melt the honey, olive oil, together and stir in the cardamom, orange zest and salt off the heat. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir very well. Spread onto a large tray and bake for 45 minutes, stirring at 15 minute intervals to make sure it cooks evenly. When golden, remove from the oven and stir in the dried figs. Allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.