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 Responses to Spiced Apple Tea, Granola and Rosemary Almond Crackers

  1. foodbod says:

    All three look great, thank you ☺️

  2. Mmmm, love the idea of the tea! Maybe next year…

  3. AgileWriter says:

    Great ideas. Will try for sure…

  4. Deena Kakaya says:

    Such lovely ideas, I especially like the spiced apple tea! X

  5. ~~~S Wave~~~ says:

    “vegan buttermilk!” What a great idea. Thanks for these great gift ideas.

  6. I love these! Thanks Poppy. I’m going to try all three!

  7. Christina says:

    Great foodie gifts! I made granola for my dearest friends one year and dropped off little packages of it on their doorsteps. It was so fun! Maybe I’ll have to try some of these this year!

    Christina
    http://www.foodiewithalife.com

    • Poppy says:

      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!

  8. How great! All three look delicious!

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