Oaty apple cake

This is an amazing cake. It is wheat free. I have been having a slice for my breakfast, it is really quite filling and very tasty.

RECIPE

1 egg beaten

1/2 cup apple sauce or any fruit sauce

1 1/2 cups of milk

1tsp vanilla extract

2tbsp olive oil or coconut oil

1 apple chopped

2 cups rolled oats

1tsp baking powder

1tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

METHOD

  1. Pre heat oven to 190 degrees.
  2. combine egg, applesauce, milk, vanilla, oil and apple in a bowl.
  3. combine oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in another bowl.
  4. add liquids to solids mix well.
  5. pour into dish, bake for 25 mins.
  6. top with Demerara sugar bake 4 mins.
  7. cut into eight slices.

This cake can be frozen in portions, I wrap them in tin foil. I usually heat mine in micro for about 30 to 40 seconds, and you can add milk or yogurt if you like.

You can use any fruit you like, but I like apples it tastes a bit like apple crumble to me.

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Tip of the week

Sweet potato ” The worlds healthiest food”.

Lately I have become fed up with the quality of potatoes I have been buying, not all the same type in the bag, most rotten inside when you cut them, so decided I needed a change.

Over the years I have used sweet potatoes, in soups and curries, but not really as a vegetable or substitute for potatoes, I like rosti potatoes so thought I would give sweet potato a try and it was really good, kinda replaces toast for me for breakfast as I am wheat intolerant and this is great to dip in your soft poached egg.

There are many health benefits, loads of vitamin A which is good for your skin, vitamin C  which helps boost your immunity, beta-carotene, calcium and potassium. Also sweet potato has a low GI rating, which helps balance your sugar levels.

There are many different varieties of sweet potato available, white ,orange, and purple , at the moment I have tried the white and the orange, I found the orange sweeter but the white creamier when mashed.

To make the rosti I just took the skin off the sweet potato and grated it with a fine grater onto kitchen roll patted to remove excess water then fried in olive oil.

 

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What do people with wheat intolerance eat for breakfast ?

I am always looking for good ideas for breakfast, I really miss toast, and have not been able to find a good wheat free substitute that does not cost the earth.

So decide to look at something different rather than trying to replace bread, which has always been a disappointment for me.

I came up with this idea Polenta, I had never tried it before, it is easy to make, freezes well and easy to cook. also very satisfying  .

RECIPE

2 tbs olive oil or rapeseed oil

1 garlic clove chopped

1 small red chill finely chopped

1 tbs finely chopped rosemary, or herb of your chioce

150g polenta, (I use maize flour)

100g hard cheese ( Parmesan,cheddar )

salt and pepper

  1. Heat 2tbs oil in pan,add garlic and chilli,sweat for 1 min, then add rosemary, stir  to mix then remove from heat.
  2. Pour 800ml of water in a pan and boil take off heat and add polenta slowly, replace on heat and simmer for 4 to 5 mins, stirring all the time.
  3. Polenta should be quite thick, take off heat and add garlic, rosemary, chilli and grated cheese, mix well.
  4. Spread mixture in a square tin and let cool, then cut in squares.
  5. Can be frozen, to use later or can be grilled or fried, I usually dry fry them on my griddle.

This morning I had 2 pieces of polenta with beans and mushrooms, the polenta is crispy outside with a soft centre, and a little bit of a kick with the chilli, adds to the taste.

I would really like to know what other people with dietary problems have for breakfast.

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