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Thursday, 24 March 2016

A breakfast slice...



I truly believe breakfast is the most essential meal of the day, which is why I go to a lot of effort in planning and preparing food that will carry hubby and I through to lunchtime. 
Many days my husband is so busy at work that he won't get time for a lunch break until 2 or 3pm so having a nourishing and sustaining meal at 7am is essential.

This week I played around with an old recipe we enjoyed back when the kids were little, but this time I eliminated wheat, sugar and dairy, replacing them with home pressed apple juice and healthy wholegrain oats.

Ingredients:

2 cups wholegrain oats
1 1/2 cups sultanas or raisins
3/4 cup coconut
3 grated apples (skin included)
2 1/2 cups apple juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg
grated rind of one lemon
1/4 cup coconut oil


Method:

Place the oats in a food processor and pulse for 10 seconds to break them down a little.
In a large bowl add the oats, apple juice, sultanas, grated apple, lemon rind and coconut. 
Mix well, cover with clingwrap and let soak for about 6 hours.
  (I do this in the morning and bake it later in the afternoon)

 After the soaking time mix the coconut oil, cinnamon and the egg into the mixture.
Pour into a lined slice tray and bake for 40 minutes at 180C (375F)

 Let cool and cut into slices.

Serve with fresh fruit and a smoothie for a very satisfying and delicious brekky!


IDEA: this is also yummy served warm with custard and berries for a dessert...actually, I'd even have it this way for breakfast in winter. ;-)

If you'd like to download and print the recipe to add to your personal recipe file it's right HERE.

Enjoy!