All posts tagged: Breakfast

3 Minute Apple Pie Porridge

I love Autumn. I love the crisp, fresh air, the changing colours and the seasonal ingredients: figs, apples and the obvious pumpkins. For me, Autumn is what Christmas is to a child –  It just excites me.What comes along with Autumn is comfort food and porridge is one of those foods that can comfort you at any time of the day. My usual go-to porridge is chocolate and chia  (you can view a variation of it here), but when I have the time, I like to make something a bit more ‘fancy’. Even so, now that I no longer have to use a saucepan to achieve creamy, delicious oats; I can eat fancier porridge every day if I wanted to and this bowl of Apple pie porridge is a perfect example of that.

Chocolate, Cherry, Chia Chilled Oats

If you’re currently in the U.K then you will know, that the heat the last few days has been unbearable. I mean, yes it’s only around 26-30c, but for us Brits, who are only ever used to the rain, it’s bloody HOT! I’ve never ever been one for heat anyway, I sweat in the winter and I’m rarely ever cold, so for me I am finding it overwhelming. Yes. I know I shouldn’t moan, but it’s genetic! 😉 I always find that I crave hot food in the heat too, curry, spaghetti, oats; basically  food that will add to my already overheated body; which is why chilled oats are perfect for the summer weather and they take barely any effort at all: if you can add things to a bowl and stir, this meal is for you. I also added some protein to my oats too, which is optional, but it gave the meal a little extra protein boost for my day. I then topped them with cherries, dark chocolate and cereal, with some of my caramel …

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ganache Flapjacks

I used to love flapjacks growing up as a kid, the chewiness from the oats combined with the sugar made the little treats so moreish. Now i’m all grown up, I crave flapjacks every so often and as I’m wiser; I now know how easy these babies are to make, but also how easy they are to make healthier too. I realise that flapjacks in other parts of the country are in fact pancakes, so to omit any confusion, these flapjacks are peanut butter and chocolate ganache breakfast bars and you do not have to cook them. Although, you can the base  for 10 minutes if you want. Ingredients 1 Cup Rolled Oats 1 Cup Natural Muesli (No Added Sugar) 1/2 Cup Pure Honey or Maple Syrup 1/2 Cup Natural Peanut Butter 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (optional) 1 tsp Vanilla 100g Dark Chocolate 75% or higher 80ml Milk 1 Square White Chocolate (optional) Directions This part is as easy as placing the oats, muesli, honey, vanilla, coconut oil (if you are using it) and the peanut …