Ok so these tartlets look good, but do they taste good……
They are so easy to make, and what a combination! The crunchy granola is rich with the classic pairing of warming cinnamon with a dash of honey. A light chewy texture from the cranberries is delicately lifted with a little zing from orange zest. And did I mention the chocolate.. ok well maybe just a touch then..
I love this stage of baking. Each ingredient has its own smell and texture. It’s like adding layers of colour to an artists canvas, building up a complex picture where each layer adds form in an intricately woven blend far greater than its individual components. Here we bring together wonderful ingredients, to make a granola with style…
Honey and Cinnamon, Chocolate and Orange, Crunchy with a Chewy texture. It’s all here.
We love granolas. They are so versatile. From breakfast, to desserts, snacks and bars. Whether you like them crunchy, chewy, savoury or sweet, the same basic ingredients remain. It’s just what you add to it that spices it up. So many combinations can be made in such a simple recipe. Ginger, almonds, cinnamon, citrus, chocolate, coconut, berries…. This list goes on. Perhaps this is why our family enjoys granola so often. Breakfast can be quite a grumpy affair, if the new granola mix isn’t available for all the children to try!
I remember as a child, buying my first sticky granola bar from the local bakery that I passed each day on the way to school. My saved up pocket money would just pay for an occasional slice. I can still remember that warming (freshly out of the oven) taste, that traditional village bakeries did so so well. Of course as a growing child it didn’t seem to stop me eating dinner, and I guess that's how it works now with my children. Homemade granola is so easy, and a great way to keep my growing (energy / food demanding) children happy until dinnertime.
Strawberries, yoghurt and granola… A great mix of flavours and textures. It’s brilliant for snacks, picnics, dinner parties and just about any meal where a little taste sensation is needed. Try it for yourself! Wow your friends this strawberry season….
Prep: 20 min. + Cooking / Bake: 15 min.
2. Preheat your oven to 160C, and grease your mini tartlet tins.
3. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, walnuts, cranberries, cocoa powder and cinnamon.
6. Bake for around 15 minutes, until golden.
1. After removing from the oven, press your tartlets again with the back of your spoon as the mixture may rise during baking process.
2. Allow the tartlets to completely cool before removing them from the tins. Be careful when removing, as the tartlets are delicate and could break.
3. Fill each of granola tartlets with yogurt and garnish with strawberries or fresh berries of your choice. Enjoy!
Transfer to a serving plate, and add as many extra strawberries as you dare. Ready to eat..
The great thing with the bento is that you can serve into it, and be sure that its leakproof seals will make sure the filling stays where it's supposed to.
Take it to work or school, or just out for a picnic. This great recipe will taste amazing wherever you go.
..... our bentos are so versatile.
Our recipe is really simple to make, and perfect for a Summery evening, or inspired dinner party. – it is quick to prepare, with little effort, looks amazing.
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