Marmalade, Ginger Cranberry Granola is wonderful to serve over the festive period. Tantalisingly tasty, colourful and so easy to prepare. Make up a stash ahead of time and wow your guests at breakfast.
Todays’ post is for all readers out there who, like me, hate cooking breakfast but will have house guests to satisfy over the upcoming Christmas period. I have the perfect solution for you: serve up some of this Marmalade Ginger Cranberry Granola. It can be prepared in advance and it’s wholesome, homemade & deliciously festive to boot.
In short: it is the way out of your upcoming breakfast nightmare.
The thought of cooking breakfast is something that has always left me cold (chilled to the bone if I’m being totally honest). I can handle pancakes for the four of us or frying a quick egg. But a traditional English Fry-Up for all of my guests? Get out of here.
I’m actually not one for a huge breakfast, which perhaps explains why I dislike cooking them so much. I do however, love a bowl of something relatively healthy topped with refreshingly cold milk.
Even at Christmas time.
If you’re on my breakfast wavelength, then you’ll love my homemade Marmalade Ginger Cranberry Granola. It’s ridiculously easy to prepare and keeps extremely well. That means you can throw it together well before your guests arrive and look like the amazingly organised, chilled-out superstar that they all think you are… even if
like me you’ve been hoarding a big stack of ironing for the last 3 weeks.
Team this Marmalade Ginger Cranberry Granola with fresh milk, yoghurt and a selection of fresh fruits and you have a deliciously festive breakfast feast sure to delight your guests. You won’t even have to apologise for um… locking the frying pan in the cupboard and erm… accidentally losing the key.
To ensure my Marmalade Ginger Cranberry Granola is bursting with zesty, citrus flavours I’ve included orange marmalade and fresh orange juice. It’s also packed with seasonal, inviting spices and it is wonderfully colourful thanks to a generous splurge of pistachio nuts and cranberries. Tiny chunks of crystalised ginger muddled in give a little festive sparkle to this glorious granola too.
Christmas in your breakfast bowl is yours for the taking. In fact, the flavours, aroma & colours in this granola are so festive you could easily gift some to a loved one.
If you love festively coloured food then hop aboard my cranberry pistachio love-train and try out my Christmas Wreaths. These beautiful seasonal cookies guaranteed to please.
- 3 tbsp Coconut oil
- 3 tbsp Orange marmalade
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
- 200 g Oats
- 1 tsp Ground ginger (add more or less to taste)
- 1 tsp Mixed spice (add more or less to taste)
- 1 tbsp Linseeds
- 3 tbsp Freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 tbsp Macademia nuts
- 2 tbsp Pistachio nuts
- 75 g Dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp Crystalised ginger (optional)
Preheat the oven to 160°C/ 320°/ GM 3 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment
Mix the oats, spices and linseeds together in a large bowl
In a small pan melt the coconut oil and marmalade, stirring constantly. Once melted add the vanilla bean paste and pour the mixture over the oats
Add the orange juice and stir everything together until thoroughly mixed. Tip the mixture onto the baking parchment and spread out evenly
Bake for 15 minutes
Meanwhile roughly chop the macademia & pistachio nuts. Finely chop the crystalised ginger. Add the nuts to the granola after the first 15 minutes of baking, stirring them in and turning the granola as you do so
Bake for a further 20 minutes, turning and stirring after 10 minutes
Allow to cool on the baking tray
Scatter the cranberries and the crystalised ginger over the granola and transfer to an airtight container
The granola will keep for up to 3 weeks
Adjust the level of spices to suit your personal taste preferences.