Spoon {eats} : Bran flakes


Saturday brunch is almost a religious experience here at Spoon. A cereal addict, I always look for new recipes and so was extremely happy when a similar healthy cereal geek, friend and co - owner of Lunch BXD shared her homemade bran flakes recipe with me. We garnished our bowl with some of our peanut + apple granola, blueberries and raw coconut chips. If you have the time to make these on the weekend, all I can say is, do. - Annie x 

Nutty Bran Flakes (makes enough for 2 people)

  • 40g ground almonds

  • 65g wholewheat flour

  • 65g bran

  • 60ml water

  • 75ml almond milk

  • pinch of sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 tablespoon honey

How to make it?

1) Preheat oven to 140oC

2) Place dry ingredients in a bowl and slowly add the liquid, mixing well to create a wet dough.

3) Cut two sheets of silicon paper to fit two baking trays. (make sure you use silicon to ensure the wet dough doesn’t stick)

4) Spread the dough onto each piece of silicon paper, then place a piece of clingfilm over the top and use a rolling pin to roll so evenly flat.  It should be spread so thin that it is almost transparent (this ensures you have crispy flakes!)

5) Remove the cling film and place on the baking trays into the oven. Cook for 10 minutes, check after 5 to make sure they don't burn.

6) Remove from oven after 10 minutes and allow to cool.  Whilst cooling reduce the oven temperature to 110oC.  Tear the giant bran flake into smaller pieces, whatever size you want the final flakes to be.

7) Place on a fresh piece of silicon paper and place back in the oven on a tray.  Cook for a further 15-20 mins and keep turning them every few minutes to make sure they cook evenly.

8) Let them cool before eating.

Spoon {eats} : about

Breakfast is fast becoming something that is recognised as integral to a healthy balanced diet and central to most morning rituals. Spoon Cereals is the brainchild of co-owner, Annie who wanted to share her morning ritual with others also looking for a healthy, high quality bowl of cereal in the mornings.  

Spoon {eats} is a series that celebrates breakfast in its various forms, whether it’s a quick bowl of granola or a long and drawn out Saturday morning smorgasbord of eggs, toast, jams and more. Our aim for this series is to showcase amazing combinations and ingredients that we come across, which we hope will offer a platform for breakfast inspiration.