When I was a little girl, while living in a kampong, the Bread Man comes in a bicycle laden with bread on a huge box. When he opens the box, one side of it will become his cutting board.
He will take out loaves of French bread and long loaves of brown and white bread.
The brown bread apparently is not made from whole-wheat flour, which I had thought previously, but it gets the colour due to the use of brown sugar.
Normally one can buy slices of bread spread with one side margarine and the other side kaya. (Egg jam)
He also has a huge tin with red coloured jam, which is basically a mixed fruit jam.
There were times when we buy the bread and the spreads separately and he would place a dollop of each in pieces of a square tracing paper (now it is the Baking paper) and scrunches to make a small parcel, this is considered take-away, I wonder how many readers of my blog can reminisce this!
Another popular local breakfast item is the pancakes with peanuts, known as the banh chang kueh. The fun is watching him doing it. It is just like “Performance.” We the little ones will make OOHs and WAHs sounds while watching him. Now this peanut pancakes are available at most places at all times. This clearly declares that this is not just a breakfast item anymore.
I have evolved from my childhood days and now my breakfast is so important that I include a combination of protein, carbohydrates and fruits to have proper nutrition, as this is the first meal of the day.
So much goodness is said about oats so I have made it the main ingredient for this recipe.
Granola is a boon for people in a hurry as it is ideal to eat on the go. If you have time, you can add milk and eat it like cereal as part of a breakfast meal or it can be eaten as a cereal bar if you woke up late and don’t want to miss breakfast.
A great breakfast for anyone, which provides some health, benefits which also tastes so delicious. So lets to go to the kitchen to make this easy breakie!
My friends usually snack on it when they come over to my place! I do too while watching TV! Its like eating peanuts – just can’t stop!