Updated: Dec 5, 2020
Something Savoury to hit the spot. Packed with fibre and slow release carbohydrates for all the family to enjoy.
Oats contain many powerful antioxidants including avenanthramides. These compounds may help reduce blood pressure. Oats are high in the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has numerous benefits. It helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotes healthy gut bacteria and increases feelings of fullness.
2 eggs, beaten
55g butter (or coconut oil), melted
140g porridge oats (choose gluten free if avoiding gluten)
140g cheddar cheese, grated
1 large carrot, peeled and grated
2 tbsp. seeds (or mixture of pumpkin / sesame / sunflower)
1 Tbsp of fresh thyme
Sprinkling of cheese on top if you wish
Cracked black pepper
Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
Line a baking tin with baking paper.
Mix the oats into a large bowl with the melted butter.
Add the cheese, seeds, herbs, seasoning, eggs and carrot to the oat mixture and mix until well combined.
Pour the mixture into the baking tin and gently flatten using the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with a little Cheese.
Cook in the centre of the oven for 25-30 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
Allow to cool in the tin before slicing.
This recipe has been adapted from the BBC website.