½cupdried berrieschopped if large (I used dried strawberries and cranberries)
Mix together rolled oats, nuts, seeds, salt and pumpkin spice or cinnamon in a bowl.
Add oil and maple syrup. Mix well till everything is well coated.
Preheat oven at 350 F or 175 C for 10 minutes. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Spread out the granola mix in one layer and press down with a spoon. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or till done.
In Air Fryer
Preheat air fryer at 350 F or 175 C for 5 minutes. Line a Borosil or oven safe container with parchment paper.
You can use a cake tin or a silicone mould too. Spread out the granola mix in one layer and press down with a spoon.
Mix the granola and turn it around once every 4-5 minutes to ensure even cooking.
Air fry for 12-15 minutes till golden brown. Towards the end of air frying time, check every minute to ensure that the granola does not get burnt.
Once done, take the granola in cake tin out and leave it on the table till it is completely cooled.
You will see that it sticks together to form granola clusters. You can break them into smaller clusters or leave them large depending upon what you like.
Add in the dried fruit and optional add ins and mix well. Store your air fried granola in an air tight container.
1. Use rolled oats and not the steel cut or instant oats. You can use other flakes like millet or whole grain flakes too.2. You can store the granola at room temperature in an airtight container for upto 2 weeks.3. You could vary the nuts, seeds and dry fruit as per your taste and what is available. 4. You can add chopped dates to your granola after air frying. That way you can avoid adding maple syrup during air frying.5. For even cooking and crunchiness, keep turning over and stirring the granola during air frying.6. Also granola can go quickly from golden to burnt so do keep checking every minutes towards the end of air frying time.7. You can reduce the quantity of oil used. But do use some for a nice golden crunch to the granola.Storage InstructionsYou can store it at room temperature for upto 2 weeks in an airtight container.I generally leave it out on the dining table so that anyone looking for a quick snack could grab it on the go.You can freeze it as well. But I have personally not tried it so far. My granola never lasts that long. :)