• STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3 and line a large baking tray with baking parchment. Roughly chop the nuts, leaving plenty of chunky pieces. Crack open the cardamom pods and lightly grind the seeds using a pestle and mortar to release their aroma.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the oil, maple syrup, honey, ginger syrup and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the chopped stem ginger, oats, seeds, cinnamon, chopped nuts, cardamom and ½ tsp sea salt. Mix everything together until well coated in the syrup mixture.

  • STEP 3

    Tip onto the baking tray and spread out evenly. Bake for 20 mins, then stir and return to the oven for a further 10 mins. For chunky granola, leave to cool without stirring, then break up into pieces. If you prefer a finer texture, stir from time to time as the granola cools. Mix in the dried fruit. Will keep in an airtight container for up to a month.

Recipe tip

Presentation points
Store the granola in a sealed glass jar and stick on an ingredients label – either let the kids copy the ingredients list in their best handwriting or cut it out and stick onto a piece of card. Tie the jar with ribbons and a cinnamon stick, attach the recipe card and a gift tag. To fill a breakfast hamper, pack the granola along with posh teabags, coffee beans or pods, a mug, and jam or marmalade.

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