½cupdried berrieschopped if large (I used dried strawberries and cranberries)
Mix together oats, nuts, seeds, salt and pumpkin spice or cinnamon. Pour in the oil and maple syrup or honey. Mix well till everything is well coated.
Preheat oven at 350 F or 160 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 160 C for 5 minutes. Line a Borosil or oven safe container with parchment paper. Spread out the granola mix in one layer and press down with a spoon.
Do mix around halfway to ensure even cooking.
Air fry for 12-15 minutes till golden brown. Every 5 minutes move the granola around to ensure even cooking.
Once done, keep it out till completely cooled. It clumps to form large clusters.
Break the granola which clumps together or leave big clusters as per your choice. Add in the dried fruit and optional add ins and mix well. Store in an air tight container.
Use rolled oats and not the steel cut or instant oats. 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.