Sticky toffee apple baked porridge

We have been experimenting a lot recently with our baked porridge so we opted for a sticky toffee apple baked porridge this time around. Sticking toffee pudding is a traditional pudding in the UK which we often reach for when choosing a pudding so we thought why not create our own healthy version that is suitable for breakfast.

Let us know if you decide to make it we love it when you recreate our recipes! Make sure you tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram!

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Ingredients for the porridge
50g porridge oats
1 small braeburn apple
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp Groung ginger
2 dates chopped
2tsp ground almonds
1tsp baking powder
50ml Almond milk

Ingredients for the topping
4 dates
20ml Almond milk
Left over apple cut into chunks
1tsp Cinnamon

Method
Pre heat the oven to 180oc
Finely grate the apple into a small mixing bowl but leave a small amount behind as you will need this for the topping
Add all the dry ingredints into the mixing bowl and stir until combined
Add the almond milk and stir
Place in the oven for 30 minutes until the oats are cooked
Whilst the oats are cooking place the chunks of apple and cinnamon into a sauncepan
Cook the apples on a low heat until soft
Place the dates and almond milk into a blender and blend until combine
Remove the oats from the oven and top with the apple chunks
Drizzle the toffee sauce on top

Banana bread baked porridge

We absolutely love experimenting with oats, especially when we are making our porridge (also known as oatmeal in the USA). Porridge is the perfect winter warmer on a cold February morning helping us to refuel after a morning workout.

We love banana bread so we decided to make our very own banana bread baked porridge. This recipe is absolutely delicious and we would recommend making it as soon as you can. We do put nuts in this recipe but if you have an allergy then it still tastes delicious without.

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Ingredients
50g Oats
1 ripe banana
50ml milk of your choice
30ml water
3 walnuts chopped

Method
Pre heat the oven to 180oc
Mash your banana in mixing bowl
Add in the oats and walnuts and then stir until combined
Pour in the water and milk and continue to mix
Place in the oven for 25/30 minutes until the oats are cooked and the colour is golden brown.

Let us know if you decide to make the porridge and please send us photos as we love to see them!

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

It was a cold autumnal day and we were really craving pancakes. We had some frozen apples in the freezer so decided to make cinnamon apple pancakes! Try the recipe below and let us know what you think, we will be making them again for sure!

Serves 6 Pancakes
Ingredients
50g Oats Blended or oat flour
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein
1tsp Baking Powder
1tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Ground Ginger
50ml Milk (add a bit at a time as you may need more or less)

Topping
60g Bramley Apples (we used frozen apples from the garden)
1tsp Cinnamon
20ml Water
Maple Syrup/honey (optional)

Method
Blend your oats until they form a flour
Add the rest of the dry ingredients and blend.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until it forms a batter.
Heat your pan (medium/high heat) and melt some coconut oil.
Add a table spoon of mixture to your pan and flip once bubbles appear on the surface.
In a separate pan you will need to stew your Apples with the cinnamon and water until they are piping hot.
Stack the pancakes and add the topping.

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? 

Breakfast you either love it or you hate it! I used to hate breakfast now I cannot live without it. My mum would buy my sister and me anything just to try and get us to eat before school. The favourite was ready made chocolate crepes but even then I would trade mine with my sister so she would let me watch my favourite cartoon ‘As Told by Ginger’ (great show!).

When I started secondary schools things got even worse, I was waking up earlier and the thought of eating made me feel so sick. I would wake up at 7AM and sometimes not eat anything until 1oclock at school. I honestly do not know how I concentrated in class I must have been starving.

Waking up late at university meant that I usually did eat breakfast but it certainly wasn’t at the usual breakfast time more brunch than breakfast. At least I was getting into a routine of actually eating breakfast though we all have to start somewhere.

Finishing University and starting work was when I finally started to love breakfast. Waking up at 6 o’clock meant that by 9 I was absolutely starving. The restaurant at work was amazing and there were so many options it was like breakfast heaven.

Breakfast/ brunch has almost become more ‘popular’ in the last few years. Breakfast has become a social event just like going for dinner with your friends has always been. Living in London there are so many cafes and restaurants that have a bigger breakfast menu than they do lunch and dinner. If you love brunch this is great, but sometimes the price tag isn’t so great. You can end up going for breakfast/brunch and spending over £20 eating poached eggs on toast.

I have met so many people that also hate breakfast due to feeling sick so early in the morning. I definitely think it is something you almost have to train your body to cope with (bit extreme). Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? This is something that we are told time and time again, obviously all meals are important but breakfast is definitely the one that kick starts your day.

So what do you think is breakfast the most important meal of the day?