rubies and gold granola

250g    rolled oats
15g    hemp seeds
35g    cashew nuts
35g    pecans
150g   almonds
2 tbs    apple sauce
2 tsp    ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp    ground cardamom
2 tbs    golden syrup
3 tbs    honey
50g    light brown sugar
a pinch of    salt crystals
a good dash of    olive oil
100g    dried berries
(strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries)
50g    dried apricots

  1. line a baking tray and preheat oven to 170’C.
  2. mix all the ingredients together, apart from the dried berries and apricot.
  3. once mixed, spread it all out on the lined tray and pop it in the oven for about an hour.
  4. give it a good stir now and then, making sure its all golden.
  5. cool it ! jar it ! eat it !

chewy oat rounds

150g    plain flour
90g    rolled oats
2 tsp    ground cinnamon
80g    caster sugar
90g    raisins
50g    ground almonds
125g    unsalted butter
2 tbs    honey
1/2 tsp    bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp hot water

  1. line two baking trays and preheat oven to 150’C.
  2. sift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl, mix in the oats, sugar, cinnamon, raisins and ground almonds.
  3. melt the butter then stir in the honey and hot water.
  4. stir the butter mixture into the flour mixture.
  5. make little dough balls with two teaspoons, line them up neatly in the trays and press them down a little with your thumb.
  6. bake for 20 minutes or til golden then leave them to cool on the trays for 5 minutes before finishing cooling them on a cooling rack.
happy baking 🙂
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