Breakfast is probably my favourite meal of the day, there are so many options and it can be as healthy or as decadent as you want. I’m a big fan of porridge in all forms, cooked with milk and served with honey, eaten raw with a splash of milk and a spoonful of dried fruit or mixed through a yoghurt. It’s also great whizzed up in a processor and mixed with milk and egg to make a pancake batter – Sunday mornings are made for long lazy breakfasts like that.
On weekdays I’m generally rushing out the door with a coffee to go and a slice of toast wolfed down while I run to the car and get going to work. Not being a morning person I’ll take a few more minutes in bed over time eating a decent breakfast any day! I am trying to get away from the toast/bagel/cereal bar habit that I’ve formed however and so have been looking for a good way to get quick, easy yet healthy and delicious breakfast that I can grab and go in the morning.
Shop bought granola or muesli tastes great but is often very sugar heavy and full of dried fruits that I end up picking out (raisins, I hate them!). I started out by mixing raw oats with my yoghurt and then thought it might taste nice to toast them first. Being a fan of those little fruit/yoghurt/granola pots I wanted to see if a homemade one could taste as good. I also can’t afford to buy those for breakfast every day!
So here is my attempt to replicate those little pots in a healthier way, replacing the granola with simple toasted oats. This is great to get ready the night before and grab on the way out the door.
Toasted oats with fruit, yoghurt and honey
2 Tbsp toasted oats
2 Tbsp low fat natural yoghurt
1 Tbsp stewed fruit or fresh berries
1 tsp milled linseed mix
1 drizzle honey
Use whole oats for this, not the quick/microwavable kind. Spread a layer of the oats on a baking tray and place into a hot oven (180C fan) for about 12 minutes. They will brown/burn within minutes so keep a close eye on them!
Toast enough to keep in an airtight container, you can then put your breakfast together faster than making a slice of toast. They’ll keep for weeks in one of these containers.
To assemble add some berries or stewed fruit into your pot, layer over some yoghurt, a couple of tablespoons of toasted oats, a teaspoon of milled linseeds and a drizzle of honey. Yum!