Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Breakfast

I am one of those people who cannot miss breakfast. I would almost go as far as saying it is my favourite meal of the day. It is usually just cereal or fruit and yoghurt... sometimes I might have a slice of toast and marmalade, but I rarely if ever miss it. So when Nancy posted about her quick and easy Granola I was intrigued... it sounded delicious and simple!
 
 
And indeed it was simple... just four ingredients.
Melt together 25g unsalted butter, 60g runny honey, 60g smooth peanut butter in a medium pan.
When melted stir into 300g rolled oats until thoroughly mixed. Spread out onto a lightly greased baking tray and bake at 180 deg C for just 15 minutes and allow to cool on the tray. You can find the original recipe from Jack Munroe, which suggests variations here.

 
It crisps up as it cools. When cold I mix in a handful of raisins and then store in an air tight jar.

 
I cannot tell you how good this is... so good I could eat it by the handful, although I prefer it with a splash of cold milk and some soft fruit. Which makes me feel very virtuous!

 
Although as I left the house at 6.15 am this morning to go for a swim there was a decided chill in the air and I was thinking I'll soon be back on the porridge.
How about you, do you eat breakfast?

21 comments:

Joanna said...

Porridge for me! I make mine with milk in the microwave. 2 mins on 950W followed by 4 mins at 160W and then leave for quite a while. Sometimes I eat it almost cool, but it seems the better for it. My milk is also whole fat milk from the local farmer, I think that makes it even more delicious. I often make it before going out to our land that is about 5km away and then grab a bunch of berries straight off the bush, yesterdays was blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

kristina said...

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day, and I've been wanting to try this ever since I saw Nancy's post! I'm definitely going to give it a go now--yours looks delicious! x

love those cupcakes said...

I eat breakfast sometimes, not every day, just when I feel like it. (The mister never ever misses it). I do enjoy granola, though, and have been known to make my own but that recipe does look easy and very delish.

Thimbleanna said...

Ah, I saw that granola recipe and now we have a second opionion -- must be a keeper. It looks divine! I go in spurts -- eating the same thing for breakfast everyday for about a month and then I move on to the next thing. Now it's greek yogurt, mango, walnuts and honey. I'm thinking about moving on to some of those refrigerator oatmeal recipes that I've been seeing online. Have you tried them?

Carol Q said...

ooh yum. gotta try that Gina!

Heather said...

I always have breakfast and when it's really cold I have porridge, but otherwise it's a small amount of purchased granola with oat flakes and milk, and a piece of fruit. I used to make my own granola but it was not as simple as your version which sounds delicious. I shall have to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Yes I do, I wouldn't miss my breakfast!! We still have been having the occasional bowl of porridge throughout the summer.
That is a lovely wee recipe and as you say simple.
V x

Christina said...

When I read Nancy's post I said to myself I must make granola and then I promptly forgot. Thanks for reminding me, I am going to make some this evening. I bet the kids will eat in a flash. I love breakfast and enjoy it once the children are at school. When working (hopefully again soon!) I take it with me if I can. x

Chickpea said...

That looks really good. I can't do without breakfast, if I'm in a hurry it's toast and marmite. When I have more time I make porridge and add apple, cinnamon and raisons x

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I definitely eat breakfast and usually make up my own. There's always oats in it plus whatever else is at hand. x

vintagerockchick said...

Sounds simpler than the granola I made, I'll have to give it a try. I am an occasional breakfast eater, although I fear it just wakes my stomach up!

Moogsmum said...

I'm definitely a breakfast eater too! This week I seem to be on fruit, yogurt and muesli. My other favourite is poached egg on toast.

It's gone very nippy here tonight so I'm thinking thoughts of porridge for breakfast :)

Thelma said...

I do love breakfast, I think it's my favourite meal. When I was working it was often a bit rushed, but I always had to have something, if only toast and coffee. Now most days it's more leisurely, it's usually fruit (at the moment kiwifruit, as the NZ ones I like are in season), fruit juice, muesli, brioche (just rediscovered them!) with marmalade, and coffee. And in the summer, when it's warm enough and if I have time, what I like more than anything is having breakfast in the garden.

Judith Logan-Farías said...

Looks and sounds yum! Will def try the recipe. 6.15! I haven't been up that early since I started work at 8 in Chile....there are times when I 'm only going to bed at 3!! Not very healthy, I know....

Celia Hart said...

I'm like you, I need breakfast. I have oats - porridge in winter and oats soaked in cold milk in summer. Both with fruit and a spoonful of plain live yogurt.

On holiday I choose granola as it's usually the closest thing to oats but it seems a bit too sweet. I've never made granola, maybe homemade would be less sweet - I'll have to experiment xx

Amy at love made my home said...

It looks delicious!! I am a terrible breakfast person and usually never eat breakfast at home, but I enjoy it if I am out or on holiday! xx

annjennyg said...

I love breakfast and couldn't imagine leaving the house without having enjoyed my porridge .. or granola. This looks delicious.

Toffeeapple said...

Breakfst doesn't happen in my world, at least, not before midday.

Anna said...

Wow! You left the house at 6.15????
Toasted hot x bun and a toasted small scotch pancake with sliced banana on or if I'm in a hurry a banana!

Diana Studer said...

yes, breakfasst cereal! But I make my own muesli. I started with grnaola, but too messy, too much work. I roast the oats and spices, then add coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, nuts and chopped dried fruit.
With yoghurt and your fresh soft fruit - it compensates for having to start the day by getting up in the morning.

Iz said...

Bizarre, Bloglovin just turned up this post - which I hadn't read. Yes, I do eat breakfast and love my breakfasts. I have been eating oats soaked overnight in water with a squeeze of lemon, then a dollop of yogurt on top, but I've managed to wean child off factory floor sweepings aka boxed cereals so now we all have porridge, also soaked overnight. Child has teaspoon of Nutella, himself has honey and prunes, I leave out the honey and we all have banana! And a splash of milk.