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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)

    Ingredients

    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

    Method

    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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