Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We have heard this said for years, and years. But, I do firmly believe that a substantial breakfast really does set you up for the day ahead. It sends you off about your day on the right path. Perhaps you’re not a cereal person, like myself. I prefer eggs, and toast, and a cup of tea. I do tend to avoid bread at the best of times, or keep it for a treat, as I bloat really easily, and try to keep an eye on my weight for the most part.
Somebody suggested trying porridge bread a while back. I love Porridge, and I love bread.. Win, win! My first attempt at making the bread, was in no uncertain terms, a flop! After a year or so, i have now mastered the recipe, and I now bake a couple of batches at a time, as friends are always looking for a loaf or two! It is so simple, and so quick to whip up, there really is no excuse to touch a sliced pan these days.. Nor, would I want to! It’s absolutely delicious, and low in fat!
If you have a couple of minutes to spare in your day, head for your kitchen, and follow this simple recipe! You won’t regret it!
Here’s what you will need..
- A loaf tin
- An oven
- A mixing bowl of any size
- A 500ml tub of low fat or fat free Natural Yoghurt. I use Glenisk.
- 2 Tablespoons of Rapeseed Oil.
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda.
- Flahavan’s Porridge Oats- or any porridge oats for that matter. I prefer Flahavan’s.
- Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius, and grease loaf tin, with butter. I use Kerrygold.
- Pour the entire tub of natural yoghurt into your mixing bowl.
- Fill the same tub to the top with porridge oats, and mix into the yoghurt.
- Fill the same tub up only halfway this time with porridge oats, and pour in to the mixture.
- Mix the porridge oats, and yoghurt together in bowl with a wooden spoon.
- Into this mixture, add in two tablespoons of rapeseed oil, and teaspoon of baking soda.
- Next, simply pour the mixture into the greased loaf tin. I find smoothing the top of it into place with a teaspoon of water works well.
- Place in oven for 45-50 mins.
- Check at the 45 minute mark. If loaf is hollow at the bottom, it is baked through.
Add sesame seeds. or chia seeds through your mixture if you wish for an even healthier twist.
This porridge bread is so simple. It takes about five minutes to mix up, and little under an hour to bake. It is the healthy, lower fat alternative to sliced pans, or baguettes. Works like a charm for breakfast with some jam, and butter, or with poached eggs!