Breakfast cereals are often high in added sugars – but that doesn’t mean you have to stop eating cereal if that’s what you like. A better option is to make your own. As you control what goes in you can make it gluten free, sugar free, full of seeds, adding your favourite fruits – the choice is yours.
This is a super simple ‘throw it all together’ recipe that I use. If you don’t have all the ingredients just improvise and use whatever you have in the cupboard – all nuts and seeds work well – throw in some raisins, figs, apricots if you want to make it sweeter.
Make a big batch and you’ll have a ready-to-eat cereal whenever you need breakfast in a hurry – add fresh fruits, yoghurt, milk and you’re good to go – the nuts are a food source of healthy fats and fibre which will keep hunger at bay for longer.
Ingredients (makes around six half cup servings)
- 200g steel cut oats (you can use 100% oats, or do a mix with millet, quinoa, buckwheat flakes or anything you like, It’s fun to experiment, so try different combinations).
- 50g / 2oz mixed nuts – with four types you’ll get a nice texture; almonds brazils, cashews and pecans (if you can get toasted almonds, do it! They are worth seeking out, the roasting makes all the difference).
- 25g / 1oz chia seeds
- 25g / 1oz pumpkin or sesame seeds
- 25g / 1oz shredded coconut
- 50g / 2oz raisins
- Weigh out all your ingredients, roughly chop the nuts using a knife and board then mix everything together and store in an airtight container or jar – you’re DONE!
- Shake before serving to even up the mix – serve a portion (around half a cup) with milk, yoghurt and top with berries or banana for added fibre.
Nutrition (Per serve)
- 275 Kcal 35g carbs 10g protein 5g sugars 8g fibre