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How to make fruit & nut granola

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Bursting with dried fruit, nuts & seeds, this granola makes a great breakfast food or anytime snack. It has a lower fat and sugar content than commercial granolas, and is much more economical.
What you'll need: 
250g large flake porridge oats
50g dessicated coconut
40g each chopped almonds and walnuts
30g sunflower seeds plus 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
50ml golden syrup
2 tablespoons mild vegetable oil
Grated zest of one orange, preferably organic
1 teaspoon vanilla extract plus 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus pinch salt
150g assorted dried fruit, chopped if large
Large enamelled baking tray
1: 
Preheat oven to 140C, gas mark 1.
2: 
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut, nuts and seeds.
3: 
In a small bowl, whisk together golden syrup, vegetable oil, orange zest, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
4: 
Drizzle liquid mixture over dry mixture and stir well until dry ingredients are evenly moistened.
5: 
Spread mixture evenly onto a large enamelled baking tray, then bake in middle of preheated oven for 1-1/2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes. Turn oven off and let granola cool on tray in oven.
6: 
When granola has cooled to room temperature, stir in dried fruit.
Conclusion: 
Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Tips: 
Using an organic orange will avoid the possibility of pesticide residues.
Different nuts and seeds may be substituted.
Maple syrup may be used instead of golden syrup.

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