Maple and cinnamon granola snack

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Serves: 10

By meridian



  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 113g desiccated coconut or dried coconut slices

  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar

  • 3 tbsp melted butter

  • 113g flaked almonds (optional)

  • 57g maple syrup

  • 570g porridge oats

  • 57g dried sweetened cranberries or other favourite dried fruit

  • 57g raisins


<ol> <li>Pre-heat the oven to 150C/Gas Mark 2.</li> <li>Combine all the ingredients except the dried fruit in a large bowl, mix thoroughly and place in a single layer on a non-stick or greased baking tray.</li> <li>Place in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. You will need to stir the granola mixture every 5 minutes.</li> <li>Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then add the raisins and dried cranberries.</li> <li>Store in an airtight container and it will last a week or two.</li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<p>The granola can be eaten on its own or with milk for breakfast, sprinkled over yogurt or ice-cream, and of course left out on a dish for Santa's reindeer on Christmas Eve (that's what we did and called it Reindeer Food).</p> <p>The almonds can be left out for those with a nut allergy or you can use chopped pecans, cashews, or other nuts.</p> <p>The same goes for the cranberries, you can substitute any other dried fruit.</p>

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Snack

  • Biscuit and sweets

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