Here's today's effort.
I don't follow the recipe too strictly and this week I discovered a snack packet of mixed fruit, seeds and almonds in my local Co-op, so I added that in for a change. So long as it all clumps together it's fine!
If anyone is interested in the basic recipe here it is:
300g rolled oats
100g flaked almonds
100g pumpkin and sunflower seeds
100g dried fruit or berries
2 tbspns pine nuts
50 dessicated coconut
2 tbspns vegetable oil
2 tbspns runny honey
1 tspn vanilla essence
120ml maple syrup
Add all the dry ingredients (except the coconut) to the wet ingredients
and mix thoroughly. Spread out about quarter inch thick onto lined baking
sheets and cook in a hot oven (160 degrees C) for approx 10-15 minutes
until just browned. Remove and stir in the coconut.
Return trays to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes or until crunchy.
My tip: keep an eye on the trays in the oven as they can quickly get
burned. I do like my granola to be crispy - but not scorched!
Allow to cool before storing in an air-tight container.
I think the shape of maple syrup jars can be quite unusual.
I had one with it's own glass handle and regret throwing it away.
So to do my little bit of recycling today, I washed out my
empty jar and used it as a vase.
But I'm still deciding exactly where it should go!
I quite like this idea too of covering glass jars with
pretty knit or crochet jackets.....
....I found these on Ravelry
I might just give that a go one day.
I also love these free patterns from Rowan
There's not enough hours in the day for what I would like to do!