I’m a huge fan of breakfast. If you’ve gone all night without eating then surely your body needs some food. It makes sense. It picks up your blood sugars, boosts your energy levels and wakes you up! Eating breakfast has been linked to improving your concentration levels, your memory and aids in weight loss. If you have a healthy breakfast that fills you up it should limit the need to snack on biscuits mid morning.
BUT…. we all have those mornings when we just don’t have enough time. You sleep through the alarm, you forgot to iron your top the night before, the cat is sick on the kitchen floor, the phone rings…. you know what I mean. Rather than go without breakfast try making these babies.
The oats are low in glycaemic index (fullness power), the sesame seeds provide calcium, the dried fruit is packed with iron, the nuts give protein, vitamin E and can help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.
25g sesame seeds
50g sunflower seeds
50g flaked almonds
150g chopped dried fruit (raisin, apricots, prunes for example)
1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to Gas 3
- Mix the dried bits together (oats, seeds, nuts, fruit, cinnamon).
- Melt the honey and butter in the microwave on in a pan.
- Mix it all and add the beaten egg to bind.
- Bake in a lined and greased tin for 20-25 minutes.
- Slice up whilst warm but leave in the tray to cool before removing.
I’d reccommend wrapped a couple in foil ready to take as you dash out the door. If you don’t eat them for breakfast then they also make a great snack. My toddler loves them!
You can make as many variations on this as you are creative – change the fruit, the nuts, the seeds etc… let me know how you get on!