Orange Date Granola

1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon orange zest

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup flax seeds

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Place dates and orange zest in a bowl. Pour over the boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in the olive oil, then puree.

Preheat oven to 165C/350F.

In bowl, combine oats, almonds and flax seeds. Add in the date mixture. Stir until dry ingredients are well coated. Spread in a single layer onto a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely. Stir in desiccated coconut. Store in airtight container.

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