‘Breakfast on the run’ bars

Now there’s no excuse not to grab some breakfast before a busy day with these simple breakfast bars. This recipe can be tweaked to your heart’s content so I have given you the basic recipe so play around with different combinations of dried fruit, nuts and seeds to find your perfect bar. It may not be the healthiest bar in the world but everyone needs a treat now and again!

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Ingredients- makes approx. 12 bars
100g butter
3tbsp golden syrup
85g demarera sugar
135g porridge oats
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
100g roughly chopped mixed nuts and raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 160c/ 140fan. Start by melting the butter, syrup and sugar in a pan over a gentle heat before folding in the rest of the ingredients. Combine well and place the mixture in a lightly greased or lined baking tin which is around 20cm in size.

2. Bake for half an hour before removing from the oven and allowing to cool. As the mix cools it will firm up and then it is ready to cut into bars. Store in an airtight container and they will keep for a week- not that they will last that long by the time your family tries them!

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