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Reduce Waste! Eat French Toast!

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One the road to coming up with the recipe for my Marvels, I tried different ways of making them, and therefore ended up with some unsatisfactory batches.

One thing I really hate is waste, so I wasn’t about to just bin the cakes. The obvious answer was of course French Toast:

In a bowl, mix 1 beaten egg with a dash of milk and a pinch of cinnamon (I didn’t add any sugar as the cakes were already sweet).

Dip the sliced cakes in the mix, and cook in a frying pan, in a bit of melted butter, until golden on both sides.

Serve on its own or with maple syrup.

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My Breakfast Granola

Quick and easy to make, you can substitute any type of seeds, nuts or fruit to suit your taste. It is also a great way to use up open packets of baking supplies.

You will need:

2 tbsp vegetable oil
125 ml maple syrup
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
300 g porridge oats
50 g sunflower seeds
50 g pieces of mixed nuts
4 tbsp sesame seeds
100 g flaked almonds
100 g mixed dried fruit (apricots, raisins, etc)
50 g dessicated coconut

Method:

Preheat your oven to 150C fan /160C electric / Gas 3.

 
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, except the dried fruit and coconut.

 
Line 2 baking trays with baking paper, and split the mixture evenly between them. Spread in an even layer and bake for 10 min.

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Add the fruit and coconut to the mixture, and return to the oven for another 10 min.

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When done, remove from the oven straight away, cool on the trays, then store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

 
It is delicious with yoghurt and/or fresh fruit, compotes, etc.image

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