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.