Healthy Plum and Pecan Granola
 
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A delicious, quick and incredibly simple granola recipe: sweet with plums, dates and a hint of maple syrup, and full of nutritious, tasty nuts and seeds.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: 60 minutes or less, Vegan
Serves: 7
Ingredients
  • 3 plums
  • 300g rolled oats
  • 50g pecans
  • 50g hazelnuts
  • 25g sesame seeds
  • 25g pumpkin seeds
  • 40g dessicated or flaked coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch Himalayan pink salt (or other good salt)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 10g coconut oil (about 1 tsp solid)
  • 5 dates, pitted
  • 50ml + 1 tbsp water
  • Optional: 50g dried fruit such as goji berries, sour cherries or sultanas
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Chop the plums into small chunks and heat in a saucepan with the maple syrup, 1 tbsp of water, coconut oil, cinnamon and ginger. Leave to simmer gently for 5-10 minutes, they should be softened but not puréed.
  3. Process the dates and the remaining water until roughly combined.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl (minus the dried fruit, if you are using it) and mix together with the date syrup and plums.
  5. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and spread the granola mixture out as evenly as possible, preferably in one layer.
  6. Cook for 30-35 minutes, stirring once to ensure even cooking.
  7. If you are using dried fruit, stir this through once you remove the granola from the oven.
  8. Once cooled, store in an airtight container.
Notes
I love granola with fresh fruit for breakfast, but dried fruits such as sour cherries and goji berries make a delicious addition to this recipe.
Can be made gluten free with gluten free oats.
Recipe by The Whole Ingredient at https://www.thewholeingredient.com/2015/01/07/healthy-plum-pecan-granola/