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There is a version of baked oats doing the rounds that involves blitzing all of the ingredients before baking. Once cooked, it is more like cake or pudding than a traditional oat breakfast dish. Add in some cacao and you have literally got chocolate cake for breakfast. We hear you.
Yet there is something to be said for classic baked oats – great for breakfast, like porridge on steroids, but equally good for pudding or dessert. There are few foods as comfortingly moreish as whole oats and we think they deserve to remain centre stage.
Baked oats for breakfast
Healthy baked oats are a great way to start your day. In fact, oats in any form are one of the best ways to fill up in the morning. Nutritional advice consistently agrees that the best ingredients of a healthy breakfast are a portion of wholegrains, a portion of dairy, and one or more portions of fruit. Oats in particular have many health credentials. One of the most nutrient dense foods around, they are packed with vitamins and minerals, including some uniquely powerful antioxidants. A good source of soluble fibre, oats are said to help with weight loss, blood sugar control, and lower the risk of heart disease. To name just a few of their many benefits.
How to make baked oats
Baked oats are simpler to make than porridge. You just stir all the ingredients together and bake in the oven. It does have a few more ingredients though – eggs, baking powder and butter all help create a pudding-y texture.
You can make a chocolate version by adding a tablespoon of cacao powder to the mix. Raspberries go well with chocolate so consider switching out the blueberries with fresh or frozen raspberries. Sprinkle the top with raw cacao nibs for extra crunch.
The recipe is easily adapted to use pretty much anything you like. Add in a handful of chopped almonds or stir in some homemade almond butter. Go for grated apple, or tinned peaches. Experiment with yoghurt instead of milk, or get creative with sweet spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
Try using our 5 grain porridge mix for extra grainy goodness.
Blueberry baked oats recipe
You can cook up a batch of baked oats and make it last all week so you always have a healthy breakfast to hand. . This recipe makes 6 generous servings.
2 cups oats
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
- Mix all of the ingredients together and tip into a greased baking dish.
- Bake for about 50 minutes at 180C.
Vegan baked oats
You can make a vegan version of this recipe by switching out the eggs for one or two mashed bananas and using your favourite alt-milk. Replace the honey with brown sugar or miss it out entirely.
This article was reproduced on this site with permission from operafoods.com.au the “Online Healthy Cereals Supplier”.
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With ease-of making and carrying, nutritional value and health benefits, Granola is a hands-down winner of your ideal breakfast choice.
Granola is made up of rolled oats, pressed flat and lightly toasted together with many variations of other ingredients. Honey, nuts and puffed rice are sometimes used as add-ons. It contains fiber, nutrients and valuable minerals in abundance.
Being a good source of Carbohydrates, they provide muscles with the requisite energy for a busy and active day. The bonus is that they are easy to carry on backpacks.
The choice for the spread: You could add fruits such as dates and apricots and have it as a snack. Alternately, you could add spoonfuls of yoghurt, sliced peaches, strawberries and raspberries for a heady mix as a dessert.
JEZVE COFFEE ROSE BAY, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, offers Plum Foods’ famous Maple nut crunch Granola, served with yoghurt and toppings of coconut or organic Acai Berry. They also serve shakes smoothies and frappes besides coffee and fresh juices. PLUM foods offer gluten-free organic Paleo Granola for an alternative.
CRANBERRY as a component for a healthy Granola is eminently suitable because of low calories and high values of Vitamins C, A and K…CRANBERRIES contain proanthocyanidins and antioxidants which helps prevent a host of diseases. Cranberries are truly a Super-Food: Reason -it helps improve digestion, prevent urinary tract infection, prevents gum diseases, lowers bad cholesterol and boosts the immune system.
SPELT AGAVE GRANOLA offers a combination of 3 fresh berries-blueberries, blackberries and raspberries..add crunchy granola with yogurt and see how your taste buds light up!
Spelt is a special healthy wheat variety that helps digestion, improves blood circulation, hormonal creation and regulation and maintains bone health.
You can buy all of them from your wholesale food Suppliers Sydney melbourne and Brisbane Opera Foods.