Flahavans Summer Pizza for dessert!

Looking for healthy treat inspiration this evening? Why not try pizza for dessert…with an Oat based twist! The perfect midweek treat to keep those energy levels up! #Flahavans #Summer #PizzaParty
Peanut & Coconut Pizza

Ingredients
120g Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats
2tbsp peanut butter
2tbsp coconut oil
200g yoghurt
60ml golden syrup
25g pumpkin seeds
10g sunflower seeds
2tbsp flaxseed
4tbsp desiccated coconut

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 170°c / 150° fan / gas mark 3. Place the peanut butter, coconut oil and golden syrup in a small pan over low heat, stirring to melt everything together.
2. Place the Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflowers seeds, flaxseed and desiccated coconut in a mixing bowl and pour over the melted ingredients and mix together.
3. Tip the mixture into a 23cm loose spring form cake tin and flatten down using the back of a metal spoon. Push the mixture up slightly higher round the edges to form an indentation for the toppings.
4. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until tinged golden brown round the edges. Leave to cool before removing from the tin.
5. Cut into eight wedges then spoon over the yoghurt (we love coconut yoghurt!) and spread out into an even layer. Top each slice with freshly cut fruit of your choice and enjoy!

Flahavans Oaty Lemon Squares

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Ingredients


  • 150g butter
  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g brown sugar
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 150g Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
  • 400g (1 can) condensed milk

Instructions


  • 1. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixer or food processor.
  • 2. Add the flour and oats and mix to form a dough; the texture will be crumbly.
  • 3. Line a 13” x 9” (32cm x 22cm) baking tray with parchment and firmly press out about 2/3 of the dough in the base of the tray.
  • 4. In a separate bowl combine the juice and zest of the lemons with the condensed milk.
  • 5. Spread the condensed milk and lemon mixture on top of the dough in the baking tray.
  • 6. Sprinkle the remaining dough over the top and press lightly.
  • 7. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4 for 10 minutes. Lower the temperature to 150°C / 300°F / Gas mark 2 and bake for a further 20 minutes until golden in colour.
  • 8. Allow to cool and cut into small squares.

http://www.ilovecooking.ie/recipe/oaty-lemon-squares/

 

Flahavans Quick Tips – Always keep a water bottle at your desk.

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Kathryn has shared her easy-to-follow tips for keeping healthy in the office: • Always keep a water bottle at your desk
• Take the stairs instead of the lift
• Host walking or standing meetings
• Stand instead of sitting for phonecalls
• Take your lunch and get out for a quick walk to re-energise
• Team up with your colleagues to sign up for a park run or challenge
And of course, kick start your working day with nutritious and delish Flahavan’s Quick Oats!

#officeoats #flahavans #flahavansoats #kathrynthomas #pureresults #huckletreed2

Creamy Maple Syrup Porridge with Fruit Kebabs

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Kicking off our National Porridge Week recipe series is children’s feeding expert, Louise Lennox. Louise has shared a gorgeous Creamy Maple Syrup Porridge with Fruit Kebabs recipe with us as well as some tips and tricks on how to create a fuss free breakfast routine at home. Here is why Louise is taking the #PorridgePledge this week: ‘I love my porridge with a creamy almost velvet texture. The secret to getting super creamy porridge is to cook it in a saucepan on a low heat and to keep stirring it. My favourite flavour to add in is maple syrup. Team the porridge up with healthy fresh fruit kebabs; they are packed with lots of vitamins, easy to make and a fun way to encourage children to eat fruit. As a mother of two children it gives my whole family a boost of energy to start our day.’ #FlahavansPorridgePledge #NationalPorridgeWeek #FlahavansOats #IrelandsOatExperts
Serves 2
You’ll need:
60g Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
300mls whole milk
50mls water
2 teaspoons maple syrup
Selection of fresh fruit
Method:
1. In a small saucepan put the Flahavan’s Oats, milk, water and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup.
2. Stir continuously on a medium heat for about 8 minutes until the porridge is thick and creamy. Remove from the heat, cover the saucepan with a lid and leave for 5 minutes.
3. Cut fresh fruit into small bite size chunks and thread the fruit onto cocktail sticks or wooden skewers.
4. Divide the creamy porridge between two bowls, drizzle the remaining maple syrup on top and serve with fruit kebabs.

Creamy Maple Syrup Porridge with Fruit Kebabs

Flahavans
6h ·
Kicking off our National Porridge Week recipe series is children’s feeding expert, Louise Lennox. Louise has shared a gorgeous Creamy Maple Syrup Porridge with Fruit Kebabs recipe with us as well as some tips and tricks on how to create a fuss free breakfast routine at home. Here is why Louise is taking the #PorridgePledge this week: ‘I love my porridge with a creamy almost velvet texture. The secret to getting super creamy porridge is to cook it in a saucepan on a low heat and to keep stirring it. My favourite flavour to add in is maple syrup. Team the porridge up with healthy fresh fruit kebabs; they are packed with lots of vitamins, easy to make and a fun way to encourage children to eat fruit. As a mother of two children it gives my whole family a boost of energy to start our day.’ #FlahavansPorridgePledge #NationalPorridgeWeek #FlahavansOats #IrelandsOatExperts
Serves 2
You’ll need:
60g Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
300mls whole milk
50mls water
2 teaspoons maple syrup
Selection of fresh fruit
Method:
1. In a small saucepan put the Flahavan’s Oats, milk, water and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup.
2. Stir continuously on a medium heat for about 8 minutes until the porridge is thick and creamy. Remove from the heat, cover the saucepan with a lid and leave for 5 minutes.
3. Cut fresh fruit into small bite size chunks and thread the fruit onto cocktail sticks or wooden skewers.
4. Divide the creamy porridge between two bowls, drizzle the remaining maple syrup on top and serve with fruit kebabs.

Flahavan’s Oaty Blueberry Muffins

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Ingredients
100g (4oz) Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets (plus extra for topping)
50g (2oz) Flahavan’s Oat Bran
150g (6oz) self-raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g (3oz) brown sugar
100g (4oz) pitted dates, finely chopped (or any dried fruit you have)
1 beaten egg
250g (10oz) Natural yogurt
100g (4oz) melted butter
125g (5oz) Blueberries (or any fresh or frozen fruit you have)
Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/ Gas mark 4).
2. Place the oats, oat bran, flour, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and dates into a large bowl and mix well.
3. Then add the egg, yogurt and cooled melted butter to the bowl, stir gently to combine and fold in the blueberries.
4. Grease a muffin tin or line it with muffin cases and divide the mixture between the cases.
5. Sprinkle oats on top of each muffin and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
Serve warm or cold.

Flahavan’s Cranberry and Oat Bran Muffins

fla oat muff fb jan 16

Ingredients
  • 225g (8oz) plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 75g (3oz) Flahavan’s Oat Bran
  • 100g (4oz) cranberries
  • 25g (1oz) icing sugar
  • sifted Zest of an orange
  • 1 egg
  • Beaten 300ml (½ pint)of Milk
  • 50g (2oz) melted butter or sunflower oil
Method:
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl with the baking powder. Add the sugar and the oat bran and mix. Toss the cranberries into the icing sugar. Add to the bowl with orange zest and stir to mix.
  2. Place the egg, milk and melted butter or sunflower oil into another bowl and beat lightly. Stir into the dry ingredients. Just do this casually – there is no need to over mix.
  3. Line a muffin tin with baking cases. Spoon the mixture into the lined muffin tin.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C /400°F / Gas Mark 6 for around 15 minutes – or until risen and golden.
Serve warm or cold. Quick Tip Oat Bran is also great as a coating for fish before frying.