preheat your oven to 300 degrees F (150 celcius)
add your pitted dates in a food professor or blender and process until it becomes like a very thick paste. You might need to scrape down the sides from time to time.
If you are using nuts then chop them up into small pieces.
In a bowl combine the oats, nuts, spices and seeds and mix until combined.
Now add the date paste to the bowl and mix well until everything's combined. Don't be afraid to get in there with your hands.
Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking tray and add the granola mixture spread it out evenly (about a quarter inch thick)
Now place the tray in your preheated oven and bake about 30 minutes (depending on the oven and how thick you spread the granola) until golden brown. check on the granola from time to time to make sure it doesn't burn.
When removing from the oven, let the granola cool to crisp up and break it into chunks.
now add your dried fruits and put your granola in an air tight container to last for up to 2 weeks.