Plum Hazelnut Porridge You know it’s autumn when your Instagram and Pinterest feed is jam-packed with endless images of pumpkin recipes, Halloween treats and porridge. Lots and lots of porridge! Not that I would ever complain about an abundance of porridge posts. After all I basically live of porridge during the cooler autumn months and definitely once winter kicks in. There is …
Nut butters can be such a life saver in the morning. They’re a great go-to option, especially on those days when you need something quick or can’t be bothered thinking of something to make but still want to eat something healthy. They’re a great source of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and protein to start your day off right. They’re also a great addition to porridge.
Baking is my therapy. Whenever I’m feeling stressed or agitated, I always find that baking makes me feel better. The whole process of sifting, measuring, mixing, then knowing I’ll have something yummy to enjoy at the end of it. It also leaves the house smelling so homely and inviting 🙂 my house definitely smelt good when making these Chai Spiced oat bars.
Autumn is here and it’s time to bring out the festive spices. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and of course not forgetting my favourite spice of all…cardamom!!
Chocolate for breakfast, who could say no to that?
I love porridge, and adding chocolate can only make it taste that much more delicious. I’m sure you would all agree with me!
However, just because this recipe has the word ‘chocolate’ in its title it does not mean it’s not healthy, in fact, it’s the opposite. Full of good carbs, natural sweeteners, good fats and antioxidants. This chocolate porridge recipe only takes 10 minutes to make (because who has more than 10 minutes to prepare breakfast!)
I filmed a short video showing you how to make healthy porridge – all you need is oats, some form of liquid and a pan! Typically when I make porridge I would add some cinnamon to flavour, a mashed banana, some dried fruit (dates and raisins are my favourote!) for some natural sweetness and some nuts, seeds or nut butter for some healthy fats and a bit of crunch. To top it off, i like to add some fresh fruit, berries and whatever else I fancy on that particular day.
This banana blueberry baked oatmeal is vegan, dairy free and can easily be made gluten free. You could add some protein powder, nuts or seeds to make it a more well rounded breakfast.
Are there any Terry’s Chocolate Orange fans in the house? If you live in the UK, you’ll probably be getting one in your Christmas stocking next month, but for those of you not familiar with Terry’s chocolate orange, it’s an orange flavoured chocolate that’s a festive staple in many UK households. Round in shape with separated segments, just like an orange!
There is no denying that winter has arrived. The joys of numb toes, fingers and in my case, a very red nose.
I felt the cold, crisp air hit me this morning more than ever! But I’m not sad about it, on the contrary, I’m one of those people who embraces the cold season and actually looks forward to it. The only things I’m not keen on is the shorter days, the increased rain probability and…weight gain! I’ve already put on 2kg and it’s not even Christmas yet! *sigh*
I know quite a few people who wish they could have cake all day everyday, including myself. I must admit it is nice knowing I’m not the only one out there with a cake obsession. But let’s face it, this is a healthy food blog and I am trying to promote a healthier lifestyle so cake for breakfast is out of the question, but no one said anything about not eating cake flavoured oatmeal!
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