Looking for some weekend brunch inspo?! Try these delicious Banana & Oat Pancakes

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Looking for some weekend brunch inspo?! Try these delicious Banana & Oat Pancakes. Made with our delicious Oats and topped with our favourite summer berries! it’s the perfect way to start your weekend! What are your favourite toppings?! #FlahavansOats

Serves 2|Takes 15 mins

Ingredients:

Pancake Mixture
1 cup of Flahavans Organic Oats
2 eggs
1 large banana
Dash of almond milk
Toppings
Fresh berries of your choice
Greek Yoghurt
Organic Flaxseed
Almond butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
Maple Syrup or Organic Honey

Method:

Whisk the eggs in a large bowl
Mash the banana and add to the egg mix along with 1 cup of Flahavans Organic Oats
Add a good dash of almond milk to the mixture
Option to add frozen berries to the mix before frying
Heat a knob of butter on the pan at a medium heat.
Once the butter is melted and sizzling, spoon 2 x servings of the batter on the pan
Fry until golden and flip sides.
Serve with fresh berries, Greek yogurt, a sprinkle of organic flaxseed, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup along with a generous serving of almond butter – adding some salt to the sweet (our favourite combo)
Enjoy with a nice freshly brewed cup of coffee, or herbal tea

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Neven has a Halloween recipe up his sleeve for us this week: Penne with pumpkin, crispy bacon, sage and Parmesan

neven pumkin penne

I love this time of year. Conor and Lucia have made their pumpkin lanterns and I never let anything go to waste. I make soup with the flesh that they have scraped out – which is also good with pasta. Sage is a herb that tastes particularly well with pumpkin.

This is a recipe that you could use any time of the year with butternut squash or with sweet potatoes instead of the pumpkin.

I mentioned recently how many butchers are making their own sausages and here is another chance to try some out. With colcannon, this makes a very tasty meal.

Colcannon is also delicious with any grilled meat or with Sunday lunch. I often use this onion gravy with roast meats or pork chops. Allowing it to carmelise adds great depth of flavour.

Happy cooking,

Neven

Penne with pumpkin, crispy bacon, sage and Parmesan

Serves four to six

4 tbsp olive oil

175g (175g) smoked streaky bacon lardons

500g (1¼lb) pumpkin, peeled, seeded and finely diced

15g (½oz) packet fresh sage, finely shredded

500g (1¼lb) penne pasta

50g (2oz) freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra to garnish

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 Heat the oil a large frying pan and fry the bacon for two to three minutes until crisp. Add the pumpkin with the sage. Season with salt and pepper and cook for four to five minutes, stirring occasionally until the pumpkin is cooked through.
  • 2 Cook the penne according to the packet instructions, then drain and add to the pumpkin with the crispy bacon. Stir in the Parmesan and season to taste, then divide among bowls.
  • 3 Garnish with extra Parmesan and black pepper.

Sausages with colcannon

Serves eight to 10

1.5kg (3lb) floury potatoes (such as Rooster), peeled and cut into chunks

8 traditional jumbo Irish pork sausages

225g (8oz) kale, finely shredded

2 scallions, very finely chopped

120ml (4fl oz) milk

75g (3oz) butter

Salt and pepper

Stout onion gravy, to serve (optional, see point 3)

  • 1 Steam the potatoes until tender. Cook the sausages in a frying pan in a little oil or under the grill. Place a knob of the butter and a tablespoon of water in a pan over a high heat. Add the kale and scallions with a pinch of salt. Cover, shake vigorously and cook for 1½ minutes. Shake again and cook for another 1½ minutes, until the cabbage or kale is tender but still crisp.
  • 2 Heat the milk in a small pan or in the microwave. Mash the potatoes and then beat in the butter with enough of the milk to make a smooth, creamy mash. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with the sausages and some gravy, if liked.
  • 3 Stout onion gravy: sauté thinly sliced onions in butter and season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle with a little sugar to caramelise. Stir in a spoonful of flour and then pour in enough Guinness or beef stock from a cube to make a thick smooth gravy.

Rachel’s Mendiants

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Cut a deep cross into the bread (this is called ‘blessing the bread’) @KerrygoldUSA

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