We have always provided a little welcome treat for guest to enjoy on arrival with a cuppa in their room. Because we like to make everyone welcome, it was important to find a recipe that could be enjoyed by all guests. Many a batch has been mixed, baked and trialled to find the perfect combination of chewy and crunchy, tasty and wholesome. I think this one is the best yet, but we are always learning. so give it a try and let me know your thoughts and any adaptations.


  • 350 g Gluten Free porridge oats
  • 50g Gluten Free porridge oats whizzed in the food processor 
  • 100g dried cranberries
  • 50 g mixed seeds 
  • 200 g dairy free butter or coconut oil
  • 175 g golden syrup
  • 200 g light brown soft sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract and/or 3 crushed cardamom pods

You will need a food processor or blender and  a 20 x30cm baking tray

  1. Melt the fat, syrup and sugar on a low heat (if it boils they will be chewy)
  2.  Stir the dry ingredients together in a bowl 
  3.  Pour the warm syrup mix over and thoroughly combine
  4.  Press firmly into the tin lined with baking parchment (I use a flat bottomed glass to press down and into corners) 
  5.  Bake at 160c for 20-30mins
  6.  Take it out and press it down again
  7.  Let it cool completely before cutting into bitesize squares
  8. Pop the kettle on and enjoy