Here is my basic recipe, substitute to suit your own personal taste. Precise measurements are not needed. I left out oats and other grains to make this batch gluten free.
Mix nuts and seeds in a large bowl. Use roughly equally amounts.
- Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- sunflower seeds
- pecans, chopped
- hazlenuts, crushed or chopped
- coconut flakes
Stir in a small amount of maple syrup (or agave or rice bran syrup). You need approximately 1/4 cup to cover a large mixing bowl full of nuts.
Spread onto a baking tray covered in baking paper. Bake in a moderate oven for approximately 10 minutes. Stir and bake another 5 mins. Be careful if it easy to burn your mix, it should be lightly golden.
Tip nut mix back into your mixing bowl. Add chopped dried fruit:
- dried figs, apricots, dates
- cranberries or other dried berries.
Allow to cool then store in an airtight jar. Enjoy with fruit or yoghurt.