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Cranberry Granola

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Makes

8

Portions
.Not Suitable for freezing
. Preparation

5

minutes
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45

minutes cooking time
.150 C°, 300 F°, Gas Mark 2

Ingredients

  • 175 g (6 oz) rolled oats
  • 70 g (2 1/2 oz) coarsely chopped pecans 
  • 20 g (3/4 oz) shredded/desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 120 g (41/2 oz) soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola or sunflower oil
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 25 g (1 oz) cranberries
  • 25 g (1 oz) raisins

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150ºC/300ºF/Gas 2. 
  2. Put the oats, nuts, coconut, salt and sugar in a large bowl and mix together with a wooden spoon.
  3. Whisk the oil and syrup together in a jug or small bowl.
  4. Pour over the oats and mix well.
  5. Spread out on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake in the centre of the oven for 40â45 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a bowl, stir in the raisins and leave to cool. 


Wholegrain cereals are a good source of iron. However, it is difficult for our bodies to absorb iron from a non-meat source (red meat provides the most easily absorbed form of iron). To improve the absorption of iron from breakfast cereal you will need to give your child vitamin-C rich fruit, like kiwi or berry fruits, or vitamin-C rich juice, like orange or cranberry juice.

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