It’s that time of year when smoothies for breakfast every day just won’t cut it anymore. TOO COLD mate. I get bored of porridge every day too, so here’s a little twist on porridge, using most of the same ingredients. Sneaky.
It’s a good idea to make this ahead of time if you’re wanting to eat it during the week and you’re not a homeworker/homemaker, as it takes a while in the oven. Luckily you can freeze this into portions and stick them in the oven while you have your morning shower. It’ll be ready to go when you’re all fresh and lovely out of the shower (after slopping some vegan vanilla yogurt on top, natch).
Berries are brilliant for you, and there is very little difference between frozen and fresh as far as nutrient density goes. I keep a pack of blueberries and one of raspberries in the freezer at all times – perfect for smoothies or these types of recipes. The oats and chia seeds will give you a fiber kick (oooh-er!), the flax seeds your daily Omega 3 intake and the milk your B12/calcium needs. SORTED guys.
1 cup oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp flax seeds
2 Tbsp agave
1 cup plant milk (I used hemp for this recipe, but feel free to use soy/oat/hazelnut etc.)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups frozen berries (I used one cup blueberries, one cup raspberries)
Preheat oven to 190C/375F
Grease a baking dish with butter/oil – my baking dish was 30cm x 20cm
Grab a small bowl and add the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, chia and flax seeds and stir to combine
Grab another bowl and add the agave, milk and vanilla extract and stir to combine
Place one cup of the berries onto the greased baking dish and spread evenly
Add the oat mixture to the baking dish, being careful to distribute evenly
Pour the milk mixture into the baking dish
Add the remainder of the berries on top, distributing evenly
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until browned on top and cooked through
Serve with yogurt, cream or by itself!
Time to make: 10 minutes prep, 45 minutes in the oven = 55 minutes
On a scale of easy (1) to pull your hair out difficult (5) = 2, not too difficult, just make sure you get an even spread of everything in your baking dish!
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