We know that most of you don't live at home with Mum so here is your portable breakfast in bed alternative, our super delicious and extra cute Mother's Day Granola! This recipe is so yum and incredibly easy to make. So much so that I've already made a second batch because the first did not last long in the Inky office (Hello, mid-afternoon snack!). We've even given you step by step instructions on how to dress up your mason jars in our new Peach Collection ready to impress Mum!
You Will Need:
4 cups rolled oats
2 cups of mixed chopped nuts or seeds (we used whole almonds, flaked almonds, pistachios, chia seeds and pepita seeds)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup honey
Pinch of salt
Dried fruit to serve (we used cranberries)
Step 1. Preheat your oven to 175˚c
Step 2. Line a baking tray with baking paper
Step 3. Mix your olive oil and honey in a small pan and put over low heat
Step 4. Meanwhile place your oats, nuts and seeds into a large bowl and mix together
Step 5. Once your oil and honey starts bubbling, pour it over your dry ingredients and mix together. At this time you can add a pinch of salt if you like.
Step 6. Pour the contents of the bowl into the baking tray, spreading it out.
Step 7. Bake your granola for around 30 minutes or until it is golden, stirring every 10 minutes to allow for even crunch.
Step 8. Allow your granola to cool and add your cranberries, and then place into your mason jars
Step 9. Spoon your granola into your mason jars
Step 1. Fill your jar with the cooled granola.
Step 2. Place your 20cm x 20cm square of wrapping paper onto the centre of your jar lid. You can use a small square of double-sided sticky tape to secure it in place.
Step 3. Fold one side of your square of wrapping paper down, keeping it taught against the jar.
Step 4. Begin to fold the paper down vertically from the lip of the lid creating an overlap with each fold.
Step 5. Repeat this in a circular pattern around your jar lid until all the edges of the paper are folded around the jar.
Step 6. Tie your ribbon into a bow around the lid of your jar. This will keep the paper in place
Step 7. Using your scissors, trim around the paper until it has a circular edge aligning with the jar lid.
Step 8. Write a message to Mum on your Message Seal and peel off and secure to the sticker onto the front of the jar.