someone made this on tv last night. my mouth was half full of dinner, yet i NEEDED to make this RIGHT NOW. and since the person who told me about date syrup isn't forthcoming in reminding me what the hell i was supposed to be using it for, this is date syrup's first outing chez loulou. looks like i'll be making more later in the week- half of it's gone already! enjoy :)
2c rolled oats
1.5c seeds and roughly chopped nuts (eg almonds, walnuts, pepitas, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds)
1c unsweetened coconut flakes (or coarsely shredded)
2Tbs ground cinnamon
0.25tsp sea salt
1c raisins or other dried fruit (cherries, chopped apple or apricots)
0.75c date syrup (buy this from a Middle Eastern grocer, or substitute 0.5c maple syrup or agave and 0.3c pitted dates blended til smooth with 3Tbs warm water)
3Tbs coconut oil, melted (or grapeseed, macadamia oil)
preheat oven to 150C.
mix all the dry ingredients except for the fruit together in a large bowl. add the date syrup or maple/date mix and stir til the dry ingredients are well coated.
line a baking tray with a silicone baking mat, or lightly greased baking paper or foil. spread the mix evenly and bake for 15 minutes; carefully stir the fruit in and bake a further 15 minutes. allow to cool (not completely, just til warm) and break into clusters; cool completely and store in airtight containers.
serve with grated apple and coconut yoghurt!