Date and Nut Granola
 
Ingredients
  • 7 cups rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 200g butter
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup almonds chopped
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1½ cup pitted and chopped dates
Instructions
  1. Place your oats and chia seeds into a large bowl.
  2. Place the butter into a microwave bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time until melted.
  3. Pour the butter and buttermilk into the oat and chia bowl.
  4. Give the mixture a good stir.
  5. Let soal for 20-30minutes.
  6. Once soaked, add in sugar and give it a good mix.
  7. Leave the mixture for 30 minutes to allow the sugar to dissolve.
  8. Once 15-20 minutes have passed, line 2 baking trays/sheets with baking paper and preheat your oven to 150c.
  9. Split the oat mixture into 2 trays and place in the heated oven.
  10. Check the muesli every 30 minutes.
  11. When checking the muesli, remove from the oven.
  12. With 2 forks gently move the muesli around so it cooks evenly.
  13. The muesli will be done after about 2 hours or when all the clusters are golden and crunchy.
  14. Once the muesli has been removed from the oven, put your pecans and almonds in an oven tray and place them in the oven at 180c.
  15. Bake the nuts for about 10 minutes or until starting to go golden.
  16. Mix the toasted nuts and dates into the muesli. Give it all a good mix and leave to cool.
  17. Once cool place in airtight jars or containers.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Serious Eats - https://www.seriouseats.com/2017/06/how-to-make-crispy-homemade-granola.html
Recipe by Modest Munchies at http://modestmunchies.com/date-nut-muesli/