School's back.....how have you spent these past 3 days?
for me, it was getting back into the kitchen - is this where you went for re invigoration?
The school my son goes to a school that has an awesome policy on nuts! EDUCATE don't ELIMINATE.
I know that this is not the case for all you busy mums so thinking of you this formed the creative process for my kitchen session - these next few recipes contain no nuts!
I think it's super important from lots of aspects the EDUCATE don't ELIMINATE policy in particular as it teaches our children from a very young age to 'be responsible for their own actions' regardless of which perspective is yours - educating our children on self awareness and kindness and awareness of others is a GREAT thing! :)
So, these little clusters are a mouthful of flavour and texture - they are a little messy in getting them on the tray but sooooooo worth it! (my tip - all the bits that fall off either on your cereal the next morning or straight into either your mouth or the taste testers that are hanging nearby!!!
MAKES: 35 clusters
COOK: 175 deg TIME: 20-25 mins
- 1/3 cup @myorganics cranberries
- 1 cup @myorganics rolled oats
- 3/4 cup oat flour(processed oats)
- 1 Tb cinnamon
- 2 Tb coconut oil
- 5 Tb maple syrup
- 1/4 cup @myorganics cacao nibs (or you can also use 70% cacao chocolate pieces chopped)
- Line 2 trays with greaseproof paper
- Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well
- Add wet ingredients and mix until all ingredients are well combined
- This mix appears dry but that's ok - you're on the right track
- Using Tablespoon - scoop mix into your hand and press firmly to create a ball/shape
- Place on tray close together
- These will leave a few oats here and there - my suggestions is to leave them on the tray through the cooking process and then once baked, scoop up and top your yoghurt or smoothie!)
- Bake in the oven for 10mins, turn for a further 10 mins or more if needed
- Take out once golden brown and clusters hold together
- Resist eating them all at once! lol