This has got to be one of my favourite gifts to make. It makes a large batch so it’s perfect for when you need to hand out multiple gifts (Christmas, Easter, Visiting the family, a thankyou for teachers).I’ve had many friends and family come back and actually ask for the recipe so they can make it again, so it mustn’t taste half bad…?
I usually save my jars, Moccona Coffee jars tend to be the best, the labels always come of easily, they come in all different sizes, and lids make them easy to reseal. If you’re not into saving jars, try a local Op Shop; ours always have some for about 20 cents (and the labels are usually already removed – score!) just give them a thorough clean.
To make a batch of Granola that will fill about 5 medium sized Moccona Jars you will need:
1 1/2 cups of desiccated coconut or coconut flakes
3/4 cup of rolled oats
3/4 cup roughly chopped cashews
3/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
1/2 cup pepitas
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 melted coconut oil
Preheat oven to 120°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
Combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl (you can substitute and add other nuts as well if you like), mix through the coconut oil and honey (you may have to get your hands dirty to ensure even coverage). Add more oil if has not properly coated the entire mixture.
Spread the mixture over two baking trays and place in oven to bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until mixture has turned lightly golden brown. Turn the mixture every 5-10 minutes to ensure even baking and colouring.
Let the Granola cool (it will harden as it cools). Once cool place into prepared jars. Decorate with some pretty material or paper, you can use jute string and cute gift tags to add that ‘made with love’ touch. Enjoy!