Unsurprisingly, when you open a new shop, you're going to have some products that are more popular than others, and some that just won't sell at all!
For me, my two non-sellers were toasted wheat flakes and pineapple rings. This surprised me because the pineapple rings are lovely and zingy and make a great snack. The wheat flakes are a great addition to many breakfast cereals but I guess they aren't very well known and they don't look that appealing on their own.
So anyway, I needed to find a way to show customers how to use these little hidden gems. So, with my amazing Auntie Gina, we devised a great granola recipe. All of the ingredients can be bought in the zero shop except for maple syrup (I'm struggling to justify importing that from Canada!), and coconut oil which I'd love to stock in the future.
The feedback on this recipe has been fantastic, it really is delicious and super easy to make. Have a go and let me know what you think...
Maple syrup, Coconut oil, Jumbo oats, Toasted wheat malted flakes, Pecan halves, Walnuts, Cinnamon spice (lots!), Raw Coconut flakes, Raisins, Currants, Pineapple rings, Goji berries, Diced pineapple and mango, Chopped figs.
Put the oats, nuts, cinnamon and coconut oil on a baking tray and drizzle them with maple syrup.
Bake them in the oven at 160 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy - check them every five minutes or so and give them a stir.
Add the remaining ingredients after cooking and leave it all to cool on the baking tray before transferring to an air tight container.