Crunchy Cereal

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Crunchy Cereal[edit]

This breakfast recipe is definitely worth getting out of bed for! Create a homemade cereal that is full of important fibre and carbohydrates with a tasty combination of oats, fruit, nuts, and seeds.

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  • Preparation 10 mins
  • Cooking 15 mins
  • Serves 6

Ingredients[edit]

  • 1 tbsp olive oil .
  • 3 tbsp of golden syrup .
  • 175g (6 oz) jumbo rolled oats .
  • 60g (2oz) Brazil nuts (optional) .
  • 30g (10z) sunflower seeds .
  • 60g (2oz) dried pineapple pieces .
  • 60g (2oz) dried banana chips .
  • 60g (2oz) dried apricots .
  • 60g (2oz) toasted coconut flakes (optional) .
  • milk or yoghurt to serve

Equipment[edit]

  • medium saucepan .
  • wooden spoon .
  • sharp knife .
  • chopping board .
  • non-stick baking tray .
  • large mixing bowl .
  • plate .
  • oven gloves .
  • measuring spoons

1. Chop the brazil nuts into medium-sized pieces. Remember, if you are allergic to nuts or do not like them, you can miss out this step.

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2. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6). Pour the oil and syrup into the saucepan. Gently warm them over a low heat until they melt together.

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3. Ensure that the heat has been turned off and then tip the oats, nuts, and sunflower seeds into the melted syrup mixture. Stir until well coated.

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4. Tip the oat mixture onto a baking tray. Put it in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the edges turn golden and the oats form clusters.

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5. Cut the pineapple pieces in half, quarter the apricots, and break the banana chips into small pieces. Mix all the fruit and coconut together in a bowl.

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6. Spoon the oat clusters onto a plate and leave them to cool for a few minutes. Add the oat clusters to the bowl of fruit and coconut and mix them together.

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Helpful Hints[edit]

Did you know: Hazelnuts are high in fibre, potassium, calcium, magnesium and vitamin E so they are nutritious as well as tasty

Serving Tip Serve: your cereal in a bowl with milk or a dollup of your favourite yoghurt.