Sweet and crunchy, this easy-to-make cereal is sure to get your mornings off to a great start
Dried fruit and seeds are great in granola, but I love this version for a quick peanut butter fix in the mornings. I add milk and a dollop of strawberry jam for a nod to an American favourite, whereas my little boy has healthier tastes, opting for banana and yoghurt. It's so cheap and easy to make your own, and it tastes great.
(Makes 8 portions) 10p a portion
25g butter, 12p
4 tbsp peanut butter, 21p
4 tbsp honey, 25p
300g rolled porridge oats, 22pPreheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
Melt the butter, peanut butter and honey together – either in a medium saucepan on a low heat for a minute or two, or in the microwave on full power for 30 seconds – and stir to combine.
Add the oats and mix well to coat.
Lightly grease a baking tray and tip the granola on to it, flattening it down with the back of a spoon to spread approximately 1cm thick.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool for a further 15 minutes before transferring to an airtight container.
It will keep for up to a month in a sealed container.
You can replace the peanut butter with chunks of chocolate, nuts, seeds or dried fruit, or try a liberal sprinkle of cinnamon. Use this recipe as a base and adjust it with whatever takes your fancy.
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