Mixed Fruit Puff

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Mixed Fruit Puff[edit]

Shop-bought cereals can be full of unnecessary sugar but this healthier version relies on the natural sweetness of the dried fruit, which is also full of fibre and nutrients such as iron. Just add milk for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

  • Preparation 10 Mins
  • Cooking 6 Mins
  • Serves 8

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Ingredients[edit]

  • 75g (3oz) whole hazelnuts .
  • 8 tbsp sunflower seeds .
  • 125g (41/2 oz) dried apricots (cut into small pieces) .
  • 250g (9oz) sugar-free puffed rice cereal .
  • 125g (41/2 oz) raisins .
  • 50g (2oz) flaked coconut

Equipment[edit]

  • frying pan .
  • wooden spoon .
  • small bowl .
  • freezer bag .
  • rolling pin .
  • kitchen scissors .
  • mixing bowl

1.Put the nuts in a frying pan and dry fry over a mediumlow heat. Turn the nuts using a spatula and cook for 3 minutes or until they begin to turn golden

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2.Pour the nuts into a bowl and leave them to cool. Put the sunflower seeds in the frying pan and fry them for 2 minutes. They should be golden but not burnt.

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3.Leave the sunflower seeds to cool. Pour the cooled nuts into a small plastic food bag. Fold over the open end and hold it closed with one hand.

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4 Using your other hand, bash the nuts with the rolling pin until they are broken into small pieces. Then cut the apricots into small pieces.

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5. Put the puffed rice cereal into a large mixing bowl. Add the apricots, nuts, seeds, raisins, and coconut and gently mix together with your hands.

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Helpful Hints[edit]

Tasty Twists Any mixture of your favourite fruits and nuts can be used in this recipe. For a different texture, you could swap the puffed rice for oats to make muesli. Or try serving the cereal with a tasty topping of fresh fruit

Did you know? More than 10 billion pints of milk are sold every year in Great Britain and over 25% of that milk is consumed with tea.

Food Facts: Nuts and seeds provide a nutritious combination of B vitamins, iron, vitamin E, zinc, plus omega-6 fats, which are important for brain function and energy levels. Sunflower seeds help to keep your immune systems strong as they provide zinc, magnesium, and selenium. Their vitamin E content helps to keep skin healthy.