When I was growing up, my breakfast of choice was a bowl of Coco Pops drowned in full fat milk. I would race to the back door in the morning to get my hands on our daily-delivered milk before my brother could beat me to it and win the golden prize of the thick layer of creamy milk at the top of the bottle. In the winter, the robins and blue tits instinctively knew a delicious liquid breakfast awaited them with pecked holes in the foil revealing their cheeky skimming. Once the milk was poured over the Coco Pops I would impatiently sit for a few minutes with spoon in hand waiting for the chocolate coating to turn the milk brown. Then before the Pops got too soggy I would scoop them out leaving as much of the chocolate sugary milk as possible; then drink it greedily. Then in my 20s, came the bacon butties addiction, but that’s another story… Continue reading
There are endless granola recipes online so you’re probably thinking, or more likely yelling, “we don’t need another!” but this really is so good, I just have to share it. It’s tropical sunshine-in-a-bowl and provides the perfect antidote to the drab chilly weather outside, and who doesn’t need some of that right now? With spring torturously just out of reach and the need to eat healthy to stave off unwelcome bugs – a big bowl of wholesome granola for breakfast ticks all the right boxes.