Orange Cinnamon Granola

3 cups rolled oats
1 cups chopped nuts (I used almonds and hazelnuts)
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons orange zest
3 tablespoons date syrup or honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 cup mixed dried fruit (optional)
Preheat oven to 165C/350F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine oats, chopped nuts and flax seeds. Set aside.
In a small pot, combine orange juice, zest, syrup/honey, oil and cinnamon. Heat gently and let sit for 5 minutes for the flavors to merge.
Pour the orange mixture over the oat mixture and stir until well coated.Spread out in single layer onto the baking sheet. Bake for about 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely. Stir in desiccated coconut and dried fruit, if you choose to use them. Store in airtight container.

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