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    Festive granola

    You’ll find just the right balance of Christmassy flavours in this lightly spiced granola. Enjoy it year-round with yogurt and fresh or frozen fruit – or just nibble straight from the jar. 

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus cooling
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling

    Makes: 725g (about 8 servings)


    150g rolled oats
    150g jumbo oats
    70g dried cranberries
    70g dried cherries
    70g blanched hazelnuts, roughly chopped
    50g flaked almonds
    100ml maple syrup
    150ml avocado oil (or mild olive oil)
    1 tsp vanilla bean paste
    1½ tsp mixed spice
    1 orange, zest
    ½ tsp sea salt flakes


    1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, cranberries, cherries and nuts. In a jug, mix the maple syrup, oil, vanilla paste, mixed spice, orange zest and salt. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.

    2. Tip the mixture into a non-stick roasting tin, spread out and put in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and stir, then return to the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden. Allow to cool before decanting into airtight sterilised jars or pots; store for up to 1 week at room temperature. 

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose & Partners Food, November 2019 issue. Download the Waitrose & Partners Food app for the full issue


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