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Woke up this morning and thought hmmmmm pancakes. Googled American pancakes and threw these together with Nutella and golden syrup over the top. 

1) sieve 100g self raising flour into a bowl, add a dessert spoon of caster sugar and a dessert spoon of oats.

2) beat in 1 egg, pouring in small amounts of milk til the mix is a gloopy consistency.

3) wipe a frying pan with oil and heat, but not too hot. Ladle in the batter, and flip when little bubbles form all over.

Makes 4, serve with gooey sugary things! 


  I whipped a batch of these up this morning in 15 mins. The leftover batter is in the fridge ready for tomorrow morning 😍

Whisk in a bowl:

2 small-medium mashed ripe bananas 

1 cup self raising flour

1/3 cup oats

1 dessert spoon chia seeds 

1 cup milk

1 egg 

I wipe a teeny bit of butter over the frying pan to stop them sticking. Flip over when you start to see little holes forming on top of the batter.

Serve up with blueberries, syrup, honey, Nutella, whatever you fancy. 

Happy Tuesday!

Another successful granola experiment at a cost of about 50p. Why anyone buys bags of granola is beyond me – this took about half hour with minimal effort. I also use Tesco basic oats that cost 75p for a kilogram. They taste great as porridge, flapjacks or granola. Happy days!

1) in a pan melt 2 dessert spoons of coconut oil and 1 dessert spoon of honey.

2) in a separate mixing bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups of oats, 2 dessert spoons of chia seeds, handful of chopped nuts and whole seeds, and a good shake of desiccated coconut.

3) Add a couple of drops of vanilla essence or the seeds from a vanilla pod.

4) pour the liquid over the oat mixture and stir – it should just coat the oats.

5) lay the oats out on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. Oven for 20 mins on 150 degrees C.

Sprinkle over some more desiccated coconut once cooled. I eat mine with natural yoghurt or sprinkled on porridge or cereal and milk. Tasty.

New Year’s Eve is probably not the best time to post a Christmassy recipe, but hey ho, you can enjoy this granola all year. It makes a great present in a hamper and is so easy it’s barely worth calling it a recipe.

1) melt 1 dessert spoon of butter and 1 dessert spoon of golden syrup in pan.

2) in a bowl mix 2 cups of oats, 1/2 cup of chopped nuts, 1 dessert spoon of chia seeds, 1 handful of chopped seeds. Sprinkle over 1 tsp ground ginger and 1 tsp cinnamon.

3) pour over the melted butter and golden syrup. Mix and lay out on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.

4) bake on 160 degrees C for 20 mins. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.

Wait for it to cool and place in a Kilner jar – mine cost £6.99 for 3 in TK Maxx. Wilko also do a great set of smaller jars for £7/£8. 

As the title suggests, this isn’t the healthiest of breakfasts. However, I had been eating well all week and wanted an energy filled tasty treat before hockey  yesterday morning. We won by the way, so I’m putting it down to this…

1) in a bowl mix 1 cup of oats with some peanuts and raisins.

2) pop a handful of corn kernels in a pan on the hob – don’t forget the lid.

3) add to oat mixture.

4) melt 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 dessert spoon butter and 1 dessert spoon honey in a pan and pour over the oat mixture.

5) stir oat mixture and transfer to a tray lined with baking parchment. Ovens for 25 mins on 170 degrees C.

I ate mine with coconut Alpro yoghurt. Happy breakfast everyone.

These cookies are what you might call ‘rustic’… Despite their wonky appearance (which I think makes the more homely anyway) tasted lovely. 

1) in a bowl mix: 1 cup of oats, 3/4 cup of plain flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, 1 egg, 1/3 cup of melted butter and 1 tablespoon of melted honey.

2) fold in a handful of peanuts and raisings and a shake of cinnamon.

3) place cookie batter onto tray lined with baking parchment. Pat flat with the back of a spoon.

4) bake on 160 degrees c for 15 mins.

I tried to make these as healthy as possible with no added sugar. They came out crunchy and scrummy. 

I’ve got a horrible cold. Last night I made my beef casserole and that cheered me up. Today I’m off work so wanted a yummy and healthy breakfast to try kick this snotty nose.

1) put 1 cup oats in a pan and pour over 1 cup semi skimmed milk.

2) stir on a medium heat for 5 mins or until thick/ at your desired consistency.

3) pour into a bowl and stir through 1 dessert spoon of vanilla yoghurt (I used alpro soya as a big pot was on offer!)

4) crush almonds on top and sprinkle over blueberries.

A very satisfying breakfast 🙂 

What to do when your granola bars refuse to work? Mould them into ‘energy balls’. I’ve refrained from calling them ‘energy balls’ because I’m not a scientist, but I have seen these elsewhere with protein powder and all that gumpf in. These have none of that stuff, just simple and natural ingredients. 

1) in a bowl combine 1 cup oats, 1 handful of chopped mixed nuts, 2 heaped teaspoons of Greek yoghurt, 1 small bag of dried cranberries.

2) heat 2 tablespoons of honey in a pan on the hob. Once melted add to the mixture.

(I first put the mixture flat on a tray but they came out the freezer falling apart soooo…)

3) form into balls and pop in the freezer for 15 mins.

I found that squishing the mixture into balls made it hold together much better. I’ve packed 2 for a snack this afternoon before hockey training. 

Made these in 30 mins before my hockey meet this morning. Delicious and a nice change to blueberry. The method below yielded 8 juicy muffins.

0.5) preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

1) mix wet ingredients in a bowl: 1 beaten egg, 2 pots of Activia Peach yoghurt (the small ones), 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

2) mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl: 1 cup oats, 1 cup plain flour, 1/3 cup of caster sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.

3) Add wet to dry and mix. Spoon plenty of batter into cake cases, oven for 20-25 minutes.



Literally never buying granola bars ever again, make your own. So easy and so cheap

1) chop up mixed nuts and raisins and put in a mixing bowl with a cup of raw oats.

2) melt 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter and 2 tbsp of runny honey in a pan.

3) pour into mixing bowl with the nuts and oats, stir til combined.

4) place mixture in a tin lined with baking parchment and pat flat with the back of your hands.

5) chuck in the freezer for 20 min.

One a day for the week. Food prep rocks.