Jacqueline Alwill

Brown Paper Nutrition

Nothing like the aroma of spice floating its way throughout the house this time of year. Festive Spice Granola going to hit the spot for that one. Make some for the family and eat it straight away or package it up for Chrissy gifts. Gifts and food made with love are the best.


Makes 1 large jar approx 500g

2 cups oats

1/2 cup pecan halves

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup linseeds

2 teaspoons groundcinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/4 cup apple juice sweetened cranberries

1/4 cup raisins or sultanas

1/3 cup goji berries

Preheat oven to 180C and line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper.

In a large mixing bowl combine oats, pecans, almonds, chia seeds, linseeds and toss.

Place spices, coconut oil and maple in a small mixing bowl or jug and whisk to combine, then pour over the oats mix and toss to coat evenly.

Spread evenly over the two lined trays and place in the oven for 10 minutes. The tray in the lower part of the oven may need an extra 5 minutes so it becomes a light golden colour.

Allow to cool then toss through the cranberries, raisins/sultanas and goji berries and eat or package up to serve and giveaway for presents.