A budget special. Granola is such a delicious brekkie, but paying €4/£3.49 for a small bag just isn’t worth it, not to mention all the nasties in the shop bought stuff.

This recipe is heavily inspired by A Girl Called Jack, a food blogger forced to feed herself and her son on £10 a week. This recipe costs an estimated 80p, and it’s versatile. Jack’s recipe called for honey but I had none, so I went with what was in my store cupboard.

This serves 8 and fills a 1 litre container. It’s so easy any idiot could do it.


You will need:

300g porridge oats
25g butter
4 tablespoons of peanut butter
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of sugar

Preheat the oven to 180. Melt the wet ingredients together for a minute or two in the microwave. Stir well.

Using a metal spoon, stir the oats into the delicious goo until it’s all coated.

Lightly oil a baking tray.

Press the granola into the tray using the back of the spoon, and bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, and then put in a sealed container until you want to use it. Good with milk or yoghurt or for snacking on its own.