Giving gifts that are handmade - gifts that will be useful or eaten are certainly the way to go.
If you agree, then read on as I have an awesome, tasty gift for you to make & then give!
Here is a quick, last minute gift of Granola to make for someone special.
Toasted muesli / Granola
200g rolled oats
250g mixed nuts such as flaked almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, pecans, hazelnuts all chopped up into pieces
100ml maple syrup or golden syrup
3 Tb dried fruit - such as dried apricots or dried apple or dried cranberries
~ Mix the oats, nuts & syrup together and spread out onto a non-stick baking tray.
~ Bake in a 190c oven for 15 minutes or until the mix is golden & crunchy.
~ Cool on the tray
~ Stir through the dried fruit once cool and store in an air-tight jar.
Note::: this also makes a great snack for car trips - just add extra syrup & coconut flakes and when adding to the oven, drop spoonfuls of it onto the tray (rather than spreading it out) - this bakes it into chunks. When cool add dried apricots, pineapple, apple etc and store in a ziplock bag for quick snacking.