Breakfast seems to be one of my favourite topics to post about at the moment. As the explorations continue, there are a few firm favourites that I always return to, like this one. And amazingly, it’s not egg related!


I originally used Lisa Faulkner’s recipe from her book The Way I Cook as a guide, but as per, I traded ingredients for stuff I had in the cupboards and to suit my preferences. By the way, I really liked this cookbook. I think it’s got a really great mix of recipes in terms of both flavours and cooking ability. I know she’s had a couple more books since, which I don’t have, but I like her style.


  • 450g Oats
  • 100g Coconut Flakes
  • 100g Mixed Seeds
  • 200g Roughly Chopped Nuts – Almonds + Cashews are my favourite
  • 50g Dried Sour Cherries
  • 100g Sultanas
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 175g Fresh fruit juice
  • 75g Honey
  • 100g Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste


Ready for this?

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a big bowl.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients in a jug.
  3. Pour the wet over the dry and mix well.
  4. Spread across two lined baking trays and bake for 40-50 minutes at 120°c fan / 160°c / gas 3, checking and turning the mixture every 10 minutes.
  5. Once it’s cooked, leave it to cool before transferring it to a container.

My tip is to eat it while it’s warm! It will store really well in an airtight container and is great with some natural yoghurt. Package in a nice jar, add some ribbon, and you have the perfect little homemade gift.

Written by michelle

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