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Spiced Apple Tea, Granola and Rosemary Almond Crackers

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I have found it impossible to narrow down my list of food gift recipes to try, so I’ve decided to just work through the list until I run out of time!

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Here are some of the wonderful recipes I got to try today which were wonderful. Get them packaged quick to avoid the temptation to nibble! I have to admit, I gave myself a Christmas present of a Tupperware full of the granola – it was  just so good, I had to…

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The great thing about all three of these recipes is that they are incredibly adaptable and you can really play with them and flavour them in so many ways.

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Spiced Apple Tea

I used this recipe from Country Living, using a blend of chai tea, green tea and Assam tea in equal quantities. I quadrupled the recipe to make 4 generous gift bags full. I also skipped the sugar which wasn’t necessary.

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Granola

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This is the best granola I have ever tasted and even better it is fat free. I used this recipe from Cook Vegetarian as the basis but using sunflower seeds instead of pumpkin seeds and agave instead of honey. For the dried fruit element, I used a blend of whole almonds, goji berries, a few cocoa nibs, coconut flakes, dried pineapple and raisins and sultanas. It truly is divine with the crisp cornflakes. I will be making this regularly! Also, it makes a tonne, I had two big mixing bowls full, perfect for bagging as gifts.

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Rosemary Almond Crackers

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These fat free crackers from KitchenCoop are twice baked, similar to a biscotti. You first bake the batter in loaf tins, cool then slice and bake again on each side to crisp up. I used lucuma here instead of the sugar, agave instead of honey and made a vegan ‘buttermilk’ with almond milk and 2 tbsp vinegar. I added half a cup of salted almonds.

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21 comments

      1. I wondered if you have come across Daily Bread in Northampton? It’s a great place for nuts and dried fruits and flours and all sorts of healthy and organic ingredients and they have an online shop and delivery service. It’s worth a look, the quality of their products has always been great, I’ve been very happy with them: http://www.dailybread.co.uk/northampton

      2. Oh wow, no I haven’t but will definitely check them out! I usually use Real foods online but will try this place out. Thank you very much! :)

      3. I’ve used real foods too, but I preferred daily bread. It’s not far from me but I still order online – if I go in person it costs me a fortune!!! I’ve had a lot of dried fruit and nuts from them and they’re such nice quality. But they’ve got a lot of products that I’d only found on Amazon before. Check out their product list, it’s massive!

    1. Oh that is so adorable, dropping it on doorsteps, what a lovely surprise it must have been for them! I don’t think it would survive the weather here however!

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