This mix of oats, seeds and raisins is easy to make before you head out on a tour (or at a hostel with kitchen facilities) and makes a very hearty breakfast or an energy-packed snack as you’re cycling.
The ingredients here are just a suggestion. Mix and match with whatever you like to eat best. Part of the fun of this recipe is finding the combination of oats, seeds and fruits that you love.
- 4 cups oats (we like wholegrain oats)
- 3 tsp honey
- 1/2 cup oil (not olive oil as it has a strong flavour)
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup wheatgerm
- 1/2 cup crushed nuts
- 1/2 cup sultana raisins
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup other dried fruit (apricots, apples, pears… you pick!)
Lightly heat the oil and honey in a saucepan, just enough so they become fluid. Stir to combine them a little, although you may not get them totally mixed together. It doesn’t matter.
Mix up all the other ingredients, except the raisins and dried fruit, in a bowl.
Pour a few spoonfuls of the oil and honey over the ingredients and stir with a spoon to mix. Continue adding the oil and honey bit by bit until everything is combined.
Spread on a baking tray and bake at 125°C for 30 minutes or until light brown, stirring occasionally.
Cool and mix in the raisins and fruit.
Store in an airtight container or in a ziplock bag. It’s great with yogurt!