Oats are such a fabulous baking item that they can be used in so many ways; this recipe is one of my favourite ways of eating them. This loaf is the easiest thing to make and it feels like a dessert for breakfast, but it is just as healthy as regular porridge. It is the perfect dish to have for a weekend brunch when you have friends round, as it is much easier than say muffins and it feels more special.
I have become addicted to this breakfast and have got into the routine of making a loaf in the evening when the oven is already on. I let it cool and leave it in the fridge until morning when I cut two slices for Will and me. I give then a blast in the microwave and, voilà, you have a breakfast treat in 30 seconds.
There is no added sugar, just sweetness from the fruits, which are still low FODMAP. The oats, flaxseed and non-dairy milk make the perfect start to the day with lots of fibre, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and omega 3
I hope you enjoy this and feel you have treated yourself.
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1 banana sliced into ½ cm discs
- 4 tbs orange juice (1 large orange)
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 cups rolled gluten-free oats
- ¼ cup coconut flakes (or substitute for seeds/ flaked nuts)
- Loaf Tin around 21 x 11 x 7 cm
- * I use a dry cup measurer for all my measuring (liquid and dry)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
- In a bowl mix all the ingredients except the coconut flakes.Pour the mixture into a slightly greased loaf tin.
- Place the mixture in the middle of the oven.
- After 30 minutes sprinkle the coconut flakes over the loaf and bake for 10 more minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve. You can slice the loaf or spoon it out to plates (you can turn it out onto a plate but the coconut toppings will come off but thats ok just spoon them back on).
* It is delicious hot, warm or cold.
* You can make it in advance and have cold or microwave for breakfast.
* I love it with coconut yoghurt and sliced strawberries or blueberries.
* It is yummy with some warm milk poured over.
* If you’re feeling the need for a breakfast treat then add a dollop of lemon curd.