I used to think I didn’t like dried apricots. As it turns out, I do, but only the extra squidgy unsulphured ones. When you bite into them or pull them apart it’s almost like they are full of thick honey and you can see the strands of sticky apricot trying to hold on to the other half. They are the perfect addition to some apricot and coconut granola; a burst of sunny-day flavours for breakfast is how I like to start my day.
You will need (for a big jar of finished granola):
- 350g oats
- 150g mixed nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, macadamias, walnuts or whatever you like)
- 75g seeds (poppy, linseed, sesame or whatever you like)
- 75g desiccated coconut
- 125g dried apricots, chopped
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 120ml honey or maple syrup
In a large bowl mix together the oats, nuts, seeds and desiccated coconut.