HEALTHY SPICED AUTUMN FRUITS SALAD WITH LOW-FAT GREEK YOGHURT AND CRUNCHY GRANOLA RECIPE

Nutritional facts

Calories 173.3 (kcal)
Protein 1.5 (g)
Carbs 39.8 (g)
Fat 1.1 (g)

Ingredients

    • 200ml apple juice
    • 150ml water

For the crunchy granola:

  • 200g unrefined porridge oats
  • 250g mixed nuts
  • 100g mixed dried fruit, chopped

Method

For the spiced Autumn fruits salad:

  1. Put all the ingredients except the apple into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for about 10 minutes, adding the apple after about 6 minutes, until the dried fruit becomes plump and the fresh fruit is tender, but not too soft.
  3. Spoon off the fruit into a bowl and boil the syrup at a high heat for 2 minutes. Pour the reduced syrup over the fruit and leave it to cool. You can serve it warm or cold. The compote keeps well (and the flavors improve) for up to a week in the fridge.
  4. Serve in a nice glass bowl, with a good spoonful of Greek yogurt and some crunchy granola sprinkled over the top.

For the crunchy granola:

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix together the oats and nuts (whatever you fancy — I like flaked almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, walnuts and pistachios. Pecans and hazelnuts are good too …) with the spices and the honey, oil and water.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly onto a large baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown, turning the mixture around every 10 minutes or so for it to brown evenly.
  5. Leave to cool and crisp up and add the dried fruit if using (raisins, crystalised ginger, dried apricots, figs and or or dates (optional).
  6. Store in an airtight container.

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