Saturday, 29 December 2012

After Eight Cereal

Chocolate Mint Granola

Christmas morning and if you are anything like me, you eat chocolate for breakfast. Totally unhealthy I know. Disneyboi loves his After Eights – well we usually get up after 8 on Christmas day so it’s probably legit.

If I am lucky enough to get a few days off in-between Christmas and New Year, I love the lazy mornings and grazing through all your sweets I received as gifts. In fact I usually try to eat all the sweets I get before New Year, so I can start to be a bit more virtuous come January. Anyway, I digress.

I was pottering about the kitchen one day and came up with something that wasn’t intended. But the result was actually quite tasty. And it ties in with sweets, breakfast and being ‘slightly’ healthy. I came up with an After Eight (or After Dinner Mint) flavoured breakfast granola.

I combined chopped dates, porridge oats, dark chocolate, marshmallows and peppermint extract and the result - with milk poured on top of course – was absolutely delicious. Disneyboi, the After Eight fanatic approved (but hates dates), so I must have invented something quite good.

Yield: A few bowls worth

200 grams pitted dates
100 grams porridge oats
50 grams mini marshmallows
50 grams 74% plain chocolate
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Pop all of the ingredients into a food processor and blitz for two minutes until it whirs about freely.

Pour into a bowl, splash on milk of your choice and eat something akin to after dinner mints, which is maybe a wee bit healthier, what with the fruit, oats and antioxidant-full chocolate!


Chocolate Mint Breakfast Cereal


  1. Genius - this might just persuade me that breakfast is the best meal of the day!

  2. Wow - that's different. I've never thought of after eight as referring to the morning but why not? Somehow marshmallow in the morning sounds just right. I think there's a marketing opportunity here.


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