Three simple festive recipes for you to try over the Christmas period.
- Chocolate, date & granola bark
- French toast with a winter berry compote
- Candy cane granola bowl (in collaboration with Knotty's)
CHOCOLATE, DATE & GRANOLA BARK
300g medjool dates
3 tbsp nut butter
100g dark chocolate
¼ cup Absolutely Chocolate granola
¼ cup roughly chopped pistachios (keeping some whole)
¼ cup roughly chopped cranberries (keeping some whole)
2 tbsp roughly chopped crystalised ginger
Remove the pits from the dates and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Place another sheet of parchment paper over the top and press down using a glass to flatten the dates, ensuring that there are no gaps in between them.
Melt the dark chocolate until smooth, and in a separate bowl, warm the nut butter until it’s a more spreadable consistency.
Spread the nut butter over the dates, followed by the melted chocolate.
Sprinkle the granola, pistachios, cranberries, ginger and a pinch of salt on top.
Freeze for 30-40 mins and then break or chop up into pieces.
FRENCH TOAST WITH A WINTER BERRY COMPOTE
2 cups of frozen mixed berries
Juice of 1/2 clementine
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
240ml milk of your choice
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
6 slices of bread (or 4 thickly sliced)
Honey or maple syrup
Healthy Hazelnut granola
In a small saucepan, begin my making the compote. Warm the berries, orange juice, maple syrup or honey and ginger, stirring occasionally. Squash some of the fruits to help create a compote and allow to simmer away for a little while on a low heat. Add a splash of water if needed.
Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk and cinnamon in a large dish. Dunk the bread inside the egg mixture and flip to coat both sides.
Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan or skillet over a medium heat. Add the soaked bread and cook on either side for a few minutes or until golden and crispy.
Serve with the warm berry compote, a dollop of yoghurt, a handful of fresh berries, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, a dusting of icing and a sprinkling of granola, enjoy!
CANDY CANE GRANOLA BOWL
Cool Raspberry granola
A selection of candy canes
Knottys PB & Raspberry Jelly
Milk of your choosing
Grab your favourite breakfast bowl and fill with granola. Crush up some candy canes and sprinkle ontop.To the side spoon on Knottys PB & Rasp (roughly 2tbsp). Sprinkle on some marshmallows and raspberries. Pour over milk of your choosing!