Wednesday, 1 November 2017

*Apple & Raisin Oatbran Porridge

Happy November! I'm kicking off this new month with some breakfast inspiration in collaboration with Rachel's Organic. It's grey, its cold and so it only seems right to start the day with a nice, warm bowl of porridge. Apart from being versatile; Oat bran is a great source of Dietary Fibre, an essential nutrient that enables the gut to function normally. Dietary Fibre includes carbohydrates called Oligosaccharides (a carbohydrate whose molecules are composed of up to 10 monomer units), Polysaccharides (a carbohydrate whose molecules are composed of many monosaccharide units) and Lignin. According to the British Dietetic Association (2016), the average adult in the UK only consumes 60% (18g) of their daily recommended fibre intake which should be 30g/day. It's important to try and reach that intake of 30g/day as part of your balanced diet and foods like oat bran, potatoes with skin, pasta, brown rice, whole grain bread etc are excellent choices for fiber. This apple and raising oat bran porridge offers a nutritious breakfast that keeps you going until lunchtime. No more snacking, just a great tasting, fibre rich breakfast.
This Carbohydrate Food Fact Sheet by the British Dietetic Association is worth a read.

Preparation: 10 mins                                                                                              Serves: 2

What you need: 

1 pint Rachel’s Organic milk
4 tbsp oatbran
1/2 pint apple Juice
1 handful raisins
1 apple
Ground cinnamon or mixed spice


Method:

1. Grate the apple into a bowl and set aside just before you make the porridge.
2. Put the oatbran in a small saucepan with 1/2 pint of milk and the apple juice, cook over a high heat, stirring continuously.
3. As the porridge starts to thicken add the raisins.
4. When the porridge has thickened, remove from the heat and stir in the grated apple. Pour the porridge into bowls and serve with the rest of the milk and a sprinkling of cinnamon or mixed spice.


A quick, easy and absolutely delicious breakfast.
Nokhuthula xo 
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