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A reader has asked what is the cheapest breakfast cereal, so we got our
calculators out and come up with some answers. We took six of the most
common breakfast cereals and worked out the cost per 100 grams. We used
Woolworths as our "sample store" and took their house brand
product (called Home Brand) because this was the cheapest way to buy.
Rolled oats was by
far the cheapest!
to the local Indian food emporium and buy 100 grams each of
Ground Nutmeg, Ground Ginger and Ground Cinnamon. Throw
together in a suitable airtight jar, shake well and sprinkle
a pinch or two over rice for breakfast with a bit of honey.
Add Milk or cream. OK on cornflakes and probably OK on
oatmeal though havenít tried it. Lasts quite a few months
and gives plain food a lift. - Pamflitt, Hawera
dish. Cook 1 cup of rice. Donít let it get too dry. Chop
half a cup of bacon pieces, half a small onion together and
fry together in cast iron pan if available. There is enough
oil in the bacon to do this. Microwave 2 eggs beaten with
milk until nearly cooked - about 1.5 mins. Pour over bacon
and onion in pan, mix until egg is completely cooked. Add
rice, salt and pepper to taste and mix together over low
heat. This can hold three people together until lunchtime at
minimal price and effort. Close relative of kedgeree (a
traditional British breakfast)
- substitute smoked fish for bacon if needed. - Pamflitt,
- Don't know what to have
for breakfast? Try this site: www.breakfast-eaters.org.nz
- Purchase Oat Groats (oats not processed) put them in a coffee grinder
and grind into a powder. Add
water and soak overnight. The
next day put this in a pan with a touch of olive oil and salt.
In a few minutes, you will have oatmeal. The oat groats cost
about 88 cents American per pound.
Add milk and sugar. Great breakfast for hardly anything. -
Motivated In Ohio, Ashtabula, OH U.S.A.
make breakfast porridge more appetising whiz a can of fruit to juice
and pour on muesli really tasty and makes a can of fruit go along way.
I am going to try it in my porridge tomorrow. - D.B., Featherston.
- I soak a few dates overnight mix
with some rolled oats and cinnamon and cook really tasty and good for
you plus no sugar. - Doug, Featherston.
- Add a teaspoon of peanut butter to your oats, gives it a nutty creamy
flavour. Ė Carol, Pukekohe.
- I detest porridge with sweetening
so make it with a little salt and heaps of pepper and eat it without
milk. Saves on sugar and on milk and is more a savoury breakfast than
a sweet one. - SHB, Wanganui.
- Porridge is cheap but can get a little dull. To make it more
interesting, soak the oats overnight in a pot with the recommended
amount of water, some sultanas and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. The
cinnamon and sultana flavours infuse through the porridge by morning.
- Y.W., Christchuch.