Introduction: Granola in a Jar

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This festive season give the gift of health!
After all the festive feasting, we are all festively plump. Show you care by giving a beautiful jar of granola to help shed those festive pounds


  • 1 and a 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins/cranberries

Things you need:

  • Measuring cups
  • A mason jar
  • Paper cupcake holders
  • Scissors
  • Cling film
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Gift card

Step 1: Filling the Jar

Rule of Thumb, Use a proportion of 1:1 of rolled oats to the total of all other ingredients
Measure the volume of jar, then using the above ratio as a guideline, measure out the portion of nuts, seeds and dried fruit.
In this instructable, for a jar with volume of a slightly more than 2 1/2 cups, the proportion as mentioned in the previous step was used.

Fill the jar by alternating layers of the oats with seeds, nuts and dried fruit. A good contrast between the layers helps to give the jar an attractive look. To ensure layers are distinct and do not mix, use paper cupcake holders to separate each layer. You will need to flatten and trim the paper cupcake holders to size for each layer (I used the jar's lid to help measure the size). Once each layer is covered by a paper cup, gently press the layer down before adding the next layer.

Step 2: Packaging and User Manual

Cover the jar with cling film and tie it with a ribbon. For a more durable cover, just use the jar's original cover.

Include a small card with simple instructions (Given below in bold) on how to turn the contents into delicious healthy granola.

Additional ingredients required are: 1 ¼ tbsp. honey and 1 tbsp corn oil

Baking Granola Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Line a small size baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
  3. Remove dried fruits from jar and set aside.
  4. Pour out the remaining contents of jar onto tray.
  5. Add in 1 ¼ tbsp. honey and 1 tbsp corn oil and stir together.
  6. Bake until crispy and toasty (Roughly 15-20 minutes)
  7. Let it cool then stir in the raisins and cranberries before storing in the jar.

Step 3: Baked!

This is what you (or who you gift this to) should get after baking. Enjoy your cookie rehab!

Hope you enjoy this healthy granola recipe.

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