Best ever Granola….edible gifting ideas for Christmas #4


Blogging is very comforting but sometimes things get complicated because sometimes your assumptions misled you and blogging is  something which you can’t even discuss with your friends and family because for them it is an unknown territory.  So if you get strucked somewhere you don’t even know the way to come out.


As a routine check  I open facebook to check how people reacting to my posts and I saw a post from a blogger, who was upset from some of the blogger, because they copy steps of instructions from the recipe.   Even I had this misconception that when you are giving link to any site, you can copy the whole recipes.  To clear my confusion I chatted with one of my blogger friend and she told me you can rephrase the steps but can’t copy.


You must be wondering why I am sharing this with you because may be many new bloggers like me didn’t know about this fact.   When I started blogging I didn’t even gave link to  sites from where  I have taken the recipe,  but when I  came to know about it I immediately updated my previous posts by giving appropriate link.  I think we should respect what other bloggers think and must learn from other mistakes.


Ahhh… lots of serious task, let’s talk about common interest.  This time I bake my best ever Granola.  It is certainly the  best granola recipe and so easy to make.  You won’t require yogurt, chocolate, fruit or just name any   other luscious thing to accompany this tasty granola.   This was my third attempt of making Granola.  First was a total disaster and I had to totally throw the whole batch in the bin because I didn’t stir it in between and it got burnt.  Stirring  is a very very important step while making granola, so that it can bake evenly.  I made some changes in the original recipe.  My second tryst was a success too. Check out my previous granola recipe.


Recipe adapted from My baking Addiction
Serves 8 – 10


4 cups oats
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven at 160 degree.  Line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, diced almonds, cranberry and raisins.
  3. In a pan mix brown sugar, oil and honey and cinnamon powder. Heat them on a slow flame until sugar dissolves. Switch off the gas add vanilla essence.
  4. Pour over oat mixture.
  5. Combine well.  Spread in the prepared baking sheet.
  6.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Keep stirring in between.
  8. When it cools down, store in an airtight container.



4 thoughts on “Best ever Granola….edible gifting ideas for Christmas #4

  1. I am floored by your honesty really. Yes we do feel ready to amend if we do it unintentionally or in ignorance. But there are people who do it on purpose and repeatedly, claiming the content original and all.
    I have been loving your posts since I started following you. Great luck with more yummy food 🙂

  2. Pingback: Christmas Fruit cake…..Merry Christmas | Bakingflavours

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