Here is a really quick and simple recipe to make granola. I use it for a multitude of things for example putting in yogurt, adding to a nut and seeds mix, and carrying on a run or bike ride as a snack.

2 & 2/3 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup dried raisins
1/2 cup dried currants
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries (apple juice sweetened is fine but avoid sugar sweetened!)
1/4 cup honey

  1. First chop the dried fruit and place in a bowl.
  2. Now is probably a good time to heat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit or 175 Celsius.
  3. Put the oats into a large mixing bowl and pour the honey into it. Mix the oats and honey with the back of a metal tablespoon until it’s thoroughly mixed and coated all the oats.
  4. Add and mix in the chopped dried fruit.
  5. Once mixed place this mixture into a large glass oven safe dish. I use one that is 9×13 inches (23×33 centimetres).
  6. Cook for 25 minutes, then stir it to expose the oats from under the top golden layer. Give this another 5 minutes in the oven.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool and then store in a sealed glass container.

It will last in a sealed container for at least a week or two.

Some pictures below to show the various stages of preparation and the finished product.

Chopping the fruit a little bit at a time.
All the chopped fruit ready for adding to the oats.
Honey poured into the oats ready for mixing in using the back of the metal spoon.
The honey fully mixed in.
Fruit now added and mixed into the oats.
Prior to cooking and ready for the oven.
The finished product. Golden brown slightly crunchy granola.