Bounty Brek

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Good Food For Bad Days

Good Food For Bad Days

By Jack Monroe

Published 2020

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A bastardization of two of my favourite things from childhood, Ready Brek and Bounty bars, amalgamated into one swift breakfast that takes just three minutes to make. If you really feel like cheating, you can just ping the kettle on and make it in a mug, because sometimes that’s exactly what’s needed.


  • 250 g porridge oats
  • 50 g coconut milk powder
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar or sweetener, as preferred
  • milk, to serve


Measure your oats into the large cup of a bullet blender, or the jug of a standard blender or food processor. Pulse for 10 seconds at a time so as not to overwork the motor, until the oats are finely ground – not as finely as flour, you want more of a sawdust consistency.

Transfer the ground oats to a large airtight jar. Measure in the coconut milk powder, cocoa powder and sugar or sweetener. Replace the lid and shake well to evenly distribute.

To use, add 50 g (just shy of half a cup) of the cereal mix to 250 ml boiling water and stir well. Leave to stand for 3 minutes, then stir in a splash of milk to your desired consistency, and enjoy.