Breakfast in our house is often the most neglected of all the meals, with four wild animals, sorry children to get fed, washed and dressed and out of the house each morning it can feel overwhelming.
One of the biggest issues we face as parents is the amount sugar or children are exposed to and one of the worse culprits for hidden sugar is cereal, even cereals which appear healthy often have a large quantity of sugar. Don’t get me wrong, my kids still have Coco Pops or similar but in our house that is a treat rather than the norm. My solution was to come up with my own recipe for granola, which was tasty enough that, the kids would be happy to eat it, and Alan loves this recipe.
The recipe is adaptable, so if I have something I want to use up, extra walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries for example I just throw them into the granola mix. It’s such an easy recipe to make so it’s lovely to have the kids help, be warned though it can get a little bit messy…oats flying everywhere!! This recipe makes a large enough quantity for our family to eat it a couple of times a week for about a month.