Oh, I do WISH I could learn to enjoy a bowl of piping hot porridge, but there’s just something so dreadfully unappealing about the inherent gloopiness that I really can’t take. I have tried, hard, a fair few times to get through a bowlful…but when you feel success at even catching sight of the bottom of the bowl, then something’s not quite right!
For a while I took to eating oat bran, which has a creamier, less lumpy texture, and yes, that’s quite nice. At least it doesn’t make me heave whilst eating, LOL.
But what I really love is a bowl of steaming hot weetabix stirred until lump-free and creamy with LOTS of sugar…oh, I digress… we’re moving AWAY from the realm of superfoods instead of nearer….
So, I’ve made Nigella’s breakfast bars from ‘Express’ a few times now. I love the fact that there is no added sugar, or added oils/butter, and even the condensed milk I use is the ‘light’ variety, which when compared to the ‘full fat’ version has significantly lower saturated fats, and therefore, significantly fewer ‘weight watchers points'(for anyone at Weight Watchers as part of their new year resolutions)
They’re a great way of getting your heart-friendly, cholesterol reducing, oats, and I’ve taken to using as many health-giving foods as I can in them – dried blueberries, wheatgerm, linseed, sunflower seeds…in fact I raid the bottom drawer of the freezer, which is where I keep all of these things, to see what else I can throw in (by the way, everything can be used directly out of the freezer, and they keep fresh for months in there)
They are a great boon for anyone else, like me, who can’t stomach oats cooked with water or milk. Oh, and a big plus – they take about 5 minutes to make! (The baking time is extra of course)
Do try them.
They look fabulous Anna :)I love porrige though, very yummy with a little honey and cream, yes I know that kind of takes away the health benefit but it tastes so good.Great idea about storing the seeds in the freezer, I might just try it.George xxx
It seems like everyone raves about these – so I have bought a 1.5 kilo bag of rolled oats to try and make them myself! I’m not big on cereal, (though I do like Nigella’s muesli) so I look forward to these! Yours look lovely – and I love the idea of throwing linseeds, etc in the mix.
I wish I liked porridge also, but I just can’t! And I am trying to eat more flax, bran, etc., so I may have to try these.
I LOVE porridge! Although it’s been so mild this winter we haven’t made any until now. Your breakfast bars look great though and such a good idea of you don’t like porridge … really healthy.pi xxx
Anna, your bars look delicious! For several years I had porridge every morning but never felt well after eating it (starch)…so nowadays I think super food is food that makes ME feel super. If you don´t like it, then it´s no good for you anyway:)vsxx