Mary Flahavan- how to make the perfect bowl of porridge…

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We are sharing Mary Flahavan’s definitive guide to making the perfect bowl of porridge, as it’s been handed down through the Flahavan’s family for seven generations.#PerfectPorridge #FlahavansPorridge #NationalPorridgeWeek

The Perfect Porridge Recipe…

(Porridge on the hob with 3 topping variations)

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serves: 3

Ingredients:
120g Flahavan’s Oats
875mls of whole milk

Method:
Makes 3 x 40g servings on the hob.
Stir oats into milk.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes stirring continuously.
Pour porridge into serving dish.

Serving suggestion 1
Top with greek yoghurt, mixed berries, coconut flakes, chia seeds
Serving suggestion 2
Top with peanut butter, grated dark chocolate and a chopped banana
Serving suggestion 3
Top diced apple, dried cranberries, honey and cinnamon

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/

 

Mary Flahavan’s Oaty Flapjacks with chocolate on top!

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Oaty Flapjacks
Makes approximately 30 flapjacks.
This is a wheat free recipe.
Ingredients
175g (7oz)  Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
175g (7oz)  Flahavan’s Jumbo Oat Flakes
200g (7oz) Butter or Margarine
100g (4oz) Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Golden Syrup
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2.
  2. Melt margarine or butter in a saucepan with the sugar and golden syrup. Heat gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir in the oatflakes.
  4. Tip the mixture into a swiss roll tin (22cm x 33cm, 9’’ x 13’’) lined with parchment and press it out evenly using the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. When baked, coat with melted chocolate as a special treat.
  7. Cut into squares while still warm and leave to cool in the tin.
These nutritious flapjacks keep very well in a tin. Children love their crunchy texture and they make an ideal addition to any lunchbox.

Roz Purcell’s simple oat pancakes recipe

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Think you’re looking at an indulgent desert? Think again! We love Roz Purcell’s Simple Oat Pancake recipe. Try it out today! PS. That’s Greek Yougurt not whipped cream!

Ingredients
50g Flahavan’s Oats
1 egg
1 1/2 tbsp Greek yoghurt, plus extra to serve
1 tsp honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder (regular will work also)
1 scoop (30g) protein powder (optional)
Coconut oil, for frying
1 tub Greek yogurt
Fresh berries
Method
1 To make the oat pancakes, blend all the ingredients except the oil in a food processor until smooth.
I use my NutriBullet for this.
2 Heat a little coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan, then wipe it out with kitchen paper.
3 Add spoonfuls of the batter to the pan – it’s a thick batter, so make small pancakes.
4 Cook for 2 minutes, until the bottom is golden brown and ready to be turned. Flip over and cook for 1–2 minutes more, until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
5 Serve warm with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and fresh berries.

http://www.flahavans.com/2mins/recipes.html#pancakes

Mary Flahavan’s Banana and Berry Oat Bread

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Banana and Berry Oat Bread… What weekends are made for!

Recipe
Makes 12 slices
Preparation 10 mins cooking time 45 mins

Ingredients

125g Greek yogurt
2 bananas mashed – ripe work better
100g Keelings berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries would all work with this bread)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
100g brown sugar
200g self raising flour
100g Flahavan’s Progress Oats
75g Flahavan’s Oat Bran

Method
Preheat the oven to 180”C.
Combine the yogurt, bananas, berries and eggs together and mixed well.
Stir in the vanilla and brown sugar until combined.
Fold in the flour and Oat Bran then follow with the oats.
Transfer the mixture to a bread pan and then bake for 40-45 minutes or until cooked through.
Remove and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pan and transferring to a cooling rack.

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