Breakfast snacking

My daughter is no fan of breakfast. Which is a source of constant concern for me, seeing breakfast is easily my favourite meal of the day. And a source of exasperation as I try to run through a range of breakfast options.

She doesn’t like eggs any longer. She was eating muesli (homemade) with fruit and yohurt which felt pretty balanced. But then she decided that even that was more than she wants to eat at 7am.

So we’ve settled on giving her something that she can eat in the car on the way to school. She has a bowl of fruit before we leave (while her brother chows down on eggs, toast and a banana smoothie), and a homemade muesli bar to eat in the car.

This is my recipe. No time in the oven, just melt the butter, sugar and honey together, stir in dry ingredients and leave to set. This makes about 16 bars, enough to get us through a few weeks of breakfast fights….

MUESLI BARS
Makes 16

150g brown sugar
100g butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup almonds, toasted and roughly chopped
1 cup pumpkin and sunflower seeds, toasted
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried fruit (apricots, cranberries, sultanas, etc), roughly chopped

  1. Melt together honey, butter and sugar until sugar is dissolved
  2. Mix together all dried ingredients
  3. Press into a 30 x 20cm slice tin. Smooth out with a dampened spoon
  4. Leave to set, and cut into squares to serve.

 

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