When I was younger my Mum always used to say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and now as a Mum myself, I totally agree. With all four of my children now nursery or school, it is so important to me that they eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast, and that’s where Ready Brek comes in.
Ready Brek is made from wholegrain rolled oats, fortified with vitamins, super smooth and with no added salt or sugar it is the perfect choice for all the family.
The only issue we have, and this is quite a big one, is that my children refuse to eat porridge. For that reason I have been playing around with a few ideas to find ways to create a breakfast which my children will eat whilst still getting all of the goodness of Ready Brek.
This week we have made Ready Brek Honey & Raisin breakfast bars and with no added sugar they make a great breakfast for the children or as a healthy treat in their lunch boxes.
Ready Brek Honey & Raisin Breakfast Bars
- 200g unsalted butter
- 200g honey
- 200g Ready Brek
- 200g rolled oats
- 50g raisins (these can be substituted for other dried fruit)
- Put the butter and honey into a saucepan and heat until the butter has dissolved.
- Add the oats, Ready Brek and raisins. Mix well.
- Transfer the mixture to a grease proof baking tray and spread to around 2cm thick.
- Smooth the surface with the back of a spoon.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden around the edges.
- Leave to cool and then cut into bar sized piece.
This recipe is completely fool proof and also a lovely one for the children to help out with. Mine all loved helping to weigh out the ingredients and take it in turns to stir in the mixture. But their favourite part, and mine too, was eating the finished bars!
There are countless ways that the whole family can enjoy Ready Brek, and so many recipes which prove that you don’t have to be a fan of porridge to feel the benefits either. I’m looking forward to trying out some new ways to incorporate Ready Brek into our diets, from muffins and smoothies, to oat pancakes. If the breakfast bars are anything to go by, I’m sure they’ll be a real hit!
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