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.


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


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.



Elaine said...

This sounds delicious, Jenny. And I have a question for you: what are the dimensions of a "slice tray"? Thank you!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Elaine, I used a 7" x 9" tray, but anything around that size is fine. If the tray is bigger you won't need as much cooking time.
You could also use a loaf pan - this would give a higher bake, but you could simply slice it like pieces of bread to serve. I think baking time would still be 40 minutes though as the loaf pan is narrower.

grammajudyb said...

I hopped over here from your Gentle Domesticity blog, hoping to find something for my granddaughter who must eat gluten free and dairy free. She is also allergic to coconut, could I substitute a different oil and maybe leave out the coconut entirely? This looks so good otherwise.

Anonymous said...

That does sound tasty. I love anything with oats and anything with apples, so it can't be anything but good! Thanks for sharing this one.

Ɓgueda said...

Thank you so much for the recipe. I find delicious ... and very healthy! :) Hugs.

Elaine said...

Thanks for posting the dimensions, Jenny. My pan sizes are different, of course, but knowing yours helps me make the conversion.
I plan to try this soon. I will have GF family visiting and it will be nice to share something new we can all enjoy.