Brookfarm granola

Product of the month: Brookfarm

The number one quality that takes your meals to the next level is passion.

Our product of the month is Brookfarm – a family business with a focus on good, slow food.

Brookfarm is one of Australia’s leading producers of premium quality macadamia products.

The story begins with Pam and Martin Brook’s dream to move to the country and transform a run-down dairy farm in the Byron Bay hinterland into a working macadamia farm.

The award winning range is produced in the company’s bakehouse, using the best ingredients available.

Brookfarm sold their very first products – toasted and natural muesli – at the local Bangalow market in 2000.

Pam created the recipes in the family kitchen whilst Martin and their sons, Will and Eddie, loaded the car and began a journey to take Brookfarm around the world.

What we love about Brookfarm is that they focus on sustainability and feeling good about the impact they have on our earth.

To them it’s not just a concept or a “nice-to-have” it’s the basis of everything they do.

The company has planted more than 35,000 new rainforest trees, and has been using natural farming practices.

The company has a great range of muesli, bircher, granola, paleo powerfood, porrij, bars, macadamia oil, trail mix, and of course, macadamia nuts.

They are great for everything from breakfast toppers to afternoon snacks, to post-workout bites or something sweet to nibble on after dinner.

Product of the month

Brookfarm has a wide variety of flavours, which makes them amazing on top of cereal or salad.

The thing we love about macadamias is they are a source of vitamin A, iron, protein, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin.

They also contain small amounts of selenium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.

Not only that, but they are also super sweet, are full of energy and are great for cooking.

Peaches stock the full range of Brookfarm products and we can’t wait for you to give it a go!

To start off the inspiration, here is a recipe for Muesli Hedgehog Slice.

Muesli Hedgehog Slice

Serves 16    Prep time: 10 minutes + chilling time    Cook time: 5 minutes


For the Muesli Hedgehog Slice

  • ¼ cup organic coconut cream
  • 200g dark chocolate (45% cocoa solids), chopped roughly
  • 2 cups Brookfarm Gluten Free Muesli
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut, plus 2 tbsp extra
  • ¼ cup shelled salted pistachios
  • Extra pistachios, cranberries and macadamias to top

To prepare the Muesli Hedgehog Slice 

  1. Line a square 20cm slice tin with baking paper.
  2. Place coconut cream in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until it comes to a simmer. Remove from heat and add chopped chocolate. Stir, until chocolate is glossy and melted.
  3. Place muesli, ½ cup desiccated coconut and pistachios in a large bowl and mix well. Add half of the melted chocolate and stir to combine. Spoon mixture over base of tin, pressing gently into corners.
  4. Add the extra 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut to the remaining melted chocolate and mix. Pour over the slice and spread evenly.
  5. Top with extra pistachios, cranberries and macadamias.
  6. Refrigerate overnight or until firm then turn on to a board and cut into 16 squares.

Source: Brookfarm

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Your definitive afternoon snack guide

It’s winter – we all crave tasty comfort food and find it tough to strike the balance between healthy and delicious. And those with kids know the struggles of finding the perfect after school and holiday snacks to keep the young ones happy without compromising on nutrition. So here we go – your guide to the perfect afternoon snack.


For the little ones, or for the young at heart, afternoon hunger usually requires a quick fix of sugar to get through the hours between lunch and dinner. But not only is this not great for anyone’s health, sustained energy over the arvo is what you really need. Tasty treats for the kids can include dried fruits, frozen yoghurt, fritters and wholesome baked goods.

Ants on a Log – The after school classic still holds up with children and adults alike, and your celery can be enjoyed with cream cheese, natural peanut butter, sultanas, cranberries, or whatever healthy toppings you can rustle up!

Pea and Noodle Fritters – As simple as combining everything in a bowl, pan fry, enjoy hot or cold!

Healthy snacks


When study, classes and being switched on all day transforms into unassailable hunger, something healthy, easy and affordable is the way to go.

Fruit and Nut mix – As simple as it sounds, natural, and as delicious as you would imagine. While the mixture and ratio is up to you, some of the best afternoon snacking dried fruits and nuts include cashews, almonds, raisins and sultanas, dried cranberries, dried apricots, walnuts, sunflower seeds and pepitas. In the interest of keeping these delicious between-meal treats as healthy as can be, it’s important to understand the value of portion size.

Muesli – Continuing the natural fruit and nut theme, muesli is a great snacking option in the afternoon hours. And getting around the exorbitant prices you’re likely to encounter at the supermarket, you can get past this by making your own for a fraction of the cost. Including oats, nuts, and fruit brings your afternoon a good dose of fibre, wholegrains and protein. At Peaches, we have a great range of muesli for you to snack on all day.

Busy Workers

Warding off the temptation to snack when you’re in the office or out and about during the day can be a challenge, but you need not reach for the junk food. Keeping mentally switched on is crucial when you’re out trying to make a living, so check out these great performance snacks to take to work.

Fruit Salad – Another tried and tested classic, a fruit salad in the afternoon is a great way to satisfy both the food cravings and the sweet tooth in one go. What’s more, making it yourself before you leave for work in the morning means you know exactly what’s going into your arvo snack and you can put in what you like and what suits you and what’s in season.

Greek Yoghurt – Taking down a serve of yoghurt in the afternoon is made simple with the variety of pre-packaged option available on the market today. However, it can be even cheaper to grab a large tub from the supermarket and put a serve in a container.

There it is – healthy snacks to satisfy just about everybody. Now you can have some food between meals without having to worry that your calorie count will be off the charts, and be able to do so with foods that taste awesome!