Simple Granola

This granola is really easy to make. You can use whatever nuts you have. I like to have it for breakfast with berries and yogurt.

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Ingredients

10 tablespoons porridge oats

10 tablespoons nuts (I used a mixture of walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds. You can use whatever nuts you have)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons olive oil

 

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Step 1: Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. 

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Step 2: Transfer mixture to baking dish lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly. Bake in oven preheated to 180 c for 15-20 minutes. 

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Step 3: Take out of oven and allow to cool. 

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Step 4: Break into pieces and store in a container. Enjoy some for breakfast with fruit and yogurt. 

Overnight Oats (12 layers)

I had these overnight oats for breakfast today. Made with porridge oats, yogurt, berries, almonds and mixed seeds.

I prepared everything last night. I had 12 layers:

Layer 1: 1 tablespoon yogurt

Layer 2: 1 tablespoon porridge oats

Layer 3: a few almonds

Layer 4: some berries

Layer 5: 1 tablespoon yogurt

Layer 6: 1 tablespoon porridge oats

Layer 7: a few almonds

Layer 8: some berries

Layer 9: 1 tablespoon yogurt

Layer 10: 1 tablespoon porridge oats

Layer 11: some berries

Layer 12: some mixed seeds

 

Having loads of layers means loads of great textures and flavours.

In the morning I just took it out of the fridge, added a little honey and ate it. So good! 🙂

Baked Porridge

I made this baked porridge for breakfast today. It was delicious!

I made it with 1 cup porridge oats, 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup mixed berries, 1 chopped banana and a little bit of ground cinnamon. I just put everything in a baking dish, mixed together and baked in oven for 20 minutes @180 c. So easy!

I used almond milk but you could use any type of milk.

I used frozen mixed berries but you could also use fresh berries. Frozen berries are handy to have in the freezer these days.

You could also try making it with other fruit like apple or pear.

This recipe makes 2 servings. If you have some leftover you can reheat it the next day.

Chocolate Banana Porridge Muffins

These muffins are very simple to make. They are very healthy and tasty. Enjoy them as a snack or as part of your breakfast.

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Ingredients

500g carton natural yogurt

porridge oats (2 yogurt cartons full)

1 teaspoon bread soda

2 bananas (mashed with a fork)

2 tablespoons cacao powder

1 tablespoon honey

a drop of vanilla essence

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Step 1: Empty yogurt into a mixing bowl. 

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Step 2: Use empty yogurt carton to measure out 2 cartons full of porridge oats. Add to mixing bowl. 

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Step 3: Add in bread soda. Mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Add in mashed banana, cacao powder, honey, vanilla essence and cinnamon. Mix everything together well. 

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Step 5: Spoon mixture into muffin cases in muffin tray. I made 12 muffins from this mixture. Bake in oven preheated to 180 c for 20 minutes. 

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Step 6: Enjoy hot or cold. 

Banana Almond Butter Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a great, quick, healthy breakfast. You prepare everything the night before so in the morning you just have to take it out of the fridge and eat it.  Having the overnight oats in a jar means you can take it with you to eat on the go. I keep empty honey and jam jars to use for my overnight oats. Banana and almond butter in this recipe add nice texture and flavour to the oats.

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Ingredients

1 banana chopped

1 tablespoon almond butter

half a cup porridge oats

half a cup almond milk

a quarter teaspoon cinnamon

 

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Step 1: Before you go to bed put all the ingredients into a jar. Mix well. Cover with lid and put in fridge. 

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Step 2: In the morning take it out of the fridge and eat it. The oats will have absorbed liquid and flavour from the other ingredients overnight.  You can add some honey to sweeten if you like. 

Overnight Chia Oats with Berries and Banana

I had these overnight oats for breakfast today. I prepared everything yesterday evening. I made it with 3 tablespoons porridge oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 banana chopped, some blueberries and raspberries, about 100ml of almond milk and some ground cinnamon. First I put half of the fruit in the bottom of the glass. Then I put oats and chia seeds over that. Then I poured in the almond milk. After that I put the rest of the fruit. Finally I sprinkled in some cinnamon. I left it in the fridge overnight and the oats and chia seeds absorbed a lot of the liquid from the milk and the flavour from the fruit. This morning I just took it out of the fridge and ate it. Very tasty! 🙂

Almond Butter Granola

Another tasty granola recipe. Nice to have for breakfast with yogurt and fruit.

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Ingredients

12 tablespoons porridge oats

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons cacao nibs

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

a drop of vanilla essence

 

Note: If you don’t have chia seeds or cacao nibs you could use other seeds or nuts instead.

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Step 1: Put oats, chia seeds, cacao nibs and cinnamon in mixing bowl. Mix together well. 

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Step 2: Mix almond butter, honey, olive oil and vanilla essence together in a small bowl. 

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Step 3: Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Put granola mixture into baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven preheated to 180 c for 20-25 minutes. 

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Step 5: It should look like this when it’s done. Allow to cool. 

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Step 6: Break granola into pieces and store in a container. Enjoy some for breakfast with yogurt and fruit. 

Cacao Chia Yogurt Pudding

This pudding makes a great healthy breakfast. You prepare everything the night before so in the morning you just take it out of the fridge, add your toppings and eat.

When left overnight chia seeds expand and absorb a lot of the yogurt creating a thick pudding.

You can add whatever toppings you like. I put strawberries, raspberries and blueberries but you could also put banana, mango, pineapple, nuts, honey, etc.

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons chia seeds

4 tablespoons yogurt of your choice (I used Greek style coconut yogurt but you can use any type of yogurt. If you would like to make it vegan you can use a non-dairy yogurt)

1 teaspoon cacao powder

 

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Step 1: Put chia seeds, yogurt and cacao powder in bowl. Mix together well. Cover and put in fridge overnight. 

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Step 2: In the morning take the pudding out of the fridge and add toppings of your choice. Then you can eat! 

 

Banana Granola

A tasty granola recipe that smells like banana bread

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Ingredients

10-12 tablespoons porridge oats

3-4 tablespoons nuts of your choice (almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc.)

2-3 tablespoons seeds of your choice (linseed, chia, sesame, etc.)

1-2 tablespoons cacao nibs (optional)

1 teaspoon sweet mixed spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, etc.)

1 banana

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

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Step 1: Put porridge oats, nuts, seeds, cacao nibs and spices in mixing bowl. Mix well. 

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Step 2: Mash banana with a fork.  Mix with olive oil, honey and vanilla essence. 

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Step 3: Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Spread mixture in a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven preheated to 160 c for 15 minutes. Then reduce heat to 110 c and bake for a further 30 minutes. 

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Step 5: Take granola out of oven and allow to cool. Then break into pieces and store in a container. 

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Step 6: Enjoy some granola for breakfast. I like to have it with berries and yogurt. 

Overnight Oats

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1 part porridge oats

1 part natural yogurt

1 part milk of your choice

(I used about 3 tablespoons each of oats, yogurt and milk. You can use more or less depending on how much you think you will eat. Just keep the ratio at about 1:1:1)

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Toppings of your choice (such as fruit, nuts, seeds, honey, etc.)

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Step 1: Before you go to bed put oats, yogurt, milk and chia seeds (if using) into bowl or container. Mix everything together. Cover and put in fridge. 

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Step 2: In the morning take it out of the fridge and add whatever toppings you feel like. I put blueberries, banana and mixed nuts. Enjoy for breakfast.