Hihi Estate Granola

600g wholegrain rolled oats

2 Tbsp ground ginger

2 Tbsp cinnamon

2 Tsp sea salt flakes

800g mixed nuts and seeds of your choice

200ml Hihi Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

100ml of sweet syrup of your choice – ginger, maple, date, etc.

A cup or two of dried fruit – diced apricots, blue berries, cranberries, etc.


Preheat oven to 160C.

Line two large low sided baking trays with baking paper.

Put oats in a large bowl & toss through the spices.

Add nuts, seeds and salt flakes  – mix through.

Pour over combined Extra Virgin Olive Oil and syrup – stir through with a wooden spoon or your hands.

Spread mixture across the baking trays and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven stir and bake a further 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, fold in fruit and bake a further 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, transfer all Granola to a large deep sided baking pan and stir through occasionally as the mixture cools. This will avoid any clumps forming.


This recipe makes a large portion simply because it gets eaten so fast that making a smaller portion seems futile. It’s so delicious you may want to hide it.

Whole almonds, flaked almonds, pepitas and sunflower seeds go well. Black & white sesame seeds give a pleasant nutty background and flax seeds do wonderful things to pretty much every part of your body. Just use your favourite nuts & seeds