Are you looking for something unique for that hard to buy for Foodie or health conscious friend? Look no further. I have found a great tasting, unique gift for that special someone.
With holiday celebrations comes holiday stress – especially when it comes to gifts. To make life easier this year during the hustle and bustle of it all, I wanted to suggest healthy and unique ideas that are easy to make right at home. Whether you’re gifting the chef in the family or the holiday hostess, incorporate Viki’s Granola into your gift selection. I tried three different kinds, maple cranberry, apple cinnamon and original. Maple cranberry was my favorite.
Here are some unique gifting ideas highlighting this classic, crunchy treat:
- DIY Cookie Ingredients Mason Jar: Present your favorite cookie recipe in a mason jar for a decadent housewarming gift! (Our favorite is Viki’s Granola Maple Cookie Recipe below)
- Stocking Stuffer: Amongst all the chocolate and sweets – throw some treats in your stockings that can be enjoyed guilt-free! (think: Viki’s Granola On-the-Go Pouches) Love the On-The-Go Pouches perfect for work and breakfast on the run! Or I will use them in my energy balls instead of oats. The possibilities are endless.
- Foodie Gift Basket: No one needs a basket full of mini muffins or random snacks they will never eat. This year, make your own customized baskets and fill them with items you know your friends and family will love! A breakfast-themed box with their fave coffee beans, granola, jams, and Im going to also add some coupons for yogurt and some bagels.
Or you could just eat it in some yogurt like me. My favorite way to eat granola.
Viki’s Granola Maple Cookie recipe.
- 4 cups Viki’s Granola Maple Cranberry
- 1¾ sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 375 ˚F
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats
- Working with a stand up mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter at medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes
- Add sugar and beat for another 3 minutes
- Add the egg and salt and beat until well blended
- Reduce mixer speed to low
- Add the flour, mixing only until incorporated, then add the granola
- Make sure to remove any bits of dry ingredients left at the bottom with a rubber spatula
- Scoop out rounded tablespoon of dough; arrange the mounds on baking sheets leaving 1½ inches of space between them
- Flatten the mounds lightly with your fingertips
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes. The cookies should be golden brown but not firm
- Let them cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack
So get some of these for that unique gift to give. The recipient will know you care.