A couple of weeks ago William made flapjacks at school. Except they didn't turn out like flapjacks at all - the mixture just wouldn't bind together and was very crumbly. I thought it looked much more like a breakfast granola, and so that's what it was eaten as - breakfast - and Joe absolutely loved it! Yesterday I decided to make my own version - I don't like dried fruit (which is what was in the original version) so I just put in some chopped nuts and used maple syrup instead of golden surup. It worked perfectly and was so easy I thought I'd share it with you. It's not really a healthy option what with the sugar and syrup, but oats are good for you, right?!
50g sugar (I used golden caster sugar)
50g butter or stork
2 tablespoons syrup (golden or maple, althought runny honey might work too)
Optional extras - chopped nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips etc - prob about 50-75g
Melt the sugar, syrup and butter in a saucepan, then stir in the oats. If adding nuts or dried fruit, stir these in now. Spread the mixture out over a shallow baking tray and bake for about 10 mins at Gas 4, or until golden. You might want to give the mix a bit of a stir around halfway through. It gets lovely and toasted and crunchy! Leave to cool then store in an airtight container. If you want to add chocolate chips then I would put these in after cooking.
I'm a bit weird and don't like milk on my cereal (I sometimes have orange juice or just eat it dry!) but you could add milk, yogurt, fresh fruit etc, whatever you like really. Enjoy!