“Mornings will be amazingly fast and convenient with this epic megamix of brilliant ingredients, giving us loads of nutritional benefits from the nuts, seeds, oats and fruit. Me and my wife get really frustrated about how so many – in fact most – breakfast cereals are full of added sugar, and nutritionally aren’t the best start to the day. So, with my nutrition team, I developed this delicious recipe for us all to enjoy – make a big batch and it’ll last a couple of weeks (or more!). ”
Place the oats, nuts and seeds in your largest roasting tray. Toss together and roast for 15 minutes, stirring halfway.
Stir the dried fruit, cocoa and coffee into the mix, finely grate over the orange zest, then, in batches, simply blitz to a rough powder in a food processor, tipping it into a large airtight jar as you go for safekeeping.
To serve, you can have loads of fun – the simplest way is 50g of granola dust per person, either with cold cow’s, goat’s, soya, nut or oat milk or 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt, and a handful of fresh fruit (80g is one of our 5-a-day). You can make porridge using 50g of granola dust to 200ml of milk, then top with fresh fruit, and this ratio also works for a smoothie – I like to chuck 1 ripe banana and 1 handful of frozen raspberries into the mix too. It’s even a great base for pancakes – simply beat 2 heaped tablespoons of granola dust with 1 heaped tablespoon of wholemeal self-raising flour, 1 mashed banana and 1 large free-range egg, then cook as normal. And in winter, try a hot drink – heat 25g of granola dust with 200ml of your favourite milk to your desired consistency.