Oat and banana breakfast bars 

These are great to make as part of Sunday meal prep and a nutrient packed grab and go breakfast! 

Ingriedents:

1 cup porridge oats

1 banana 

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp nut butter

1 tbsp honey 

1 tbsp ground flaxseeds (optional)

1 tbsp cacoa powder (optional)

Handful each of:

Pumpkin seeds

Coconut chips 

Flaked almonds

Roughly chopped walnuts (or any other nuts of your choice)

Fresh blueberries (optional)

Method:
Turn the oven on to 200c and line a small baking dish with baking paper.

Mash the banana in a bowl and mix in all of the dry ingredients.

On a low heat warm up the nut butter and honey in a sauce pan until they are mixed together. Pour this into the banana mixture and mix until all combined.

Spoon the mixture into the baking tray, you will need to press down the mixture with the back of the spatula to compact it.

Cook in the oven on the middle shelf for around 20 minutes or until it starts to brown at the edges.

Once ready, remove from the oven and let it cool before cutting into either 6 squares or 3 bars depending on how much you will want. 

They will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Eat them plain on the go or have them with a big dollop of nut butter 👌🏽

The great thing about this recipe is that you can add as many or as little ingredients as you like! Use more seeds, less nuts, more fruit, add dried fruit or even some chocolate chips! Give it a go! 

Clementine, yogurt and chia seed breakfast pudding 

Ingredients:

1 clementine

3 tbsp natural Greek yogurt

1 tbsp chia seeds

Almond milk for soaking

Honey

Mixed chopped nuts

Vanilla essence
Soak the chia seeds in almond milk and a drop of vanilla essence overnight or atleast a couple of hours before eating.

Tip: chia seeds grow to the liquid surrounding it and form a gel like consistency. You can never have too much milk but pour enough to atleast the cover the seeds and you can always add more after.

Peel and segment the clementine and cut the segments lengthways so they open into flat rounds. Stick these to the sides of your glass (if you want to be fancy).

Add the yogurt followed by drizzles of honey and then pour the chia seeds on top, they will just float on top of the yogurt.

Finish off with a sprinkle of mixed nuts and your ready for breakfast!

This recipe can be varied in so many ways

  • Swap the yogurt and chia round so you have more chia pudding and just a topping of yogurt
  • Mix berries into your yogurt
  • Add muesli on top instead of nuts
  • Puree some fruit and have this as a topping
  • Have it for dessert by mixing cacoa powder and dark chocolate shavings
  • Add desiccated coconut

I could go on! I think you get the idea – below are some of the ways I tend to have them for breakfast

Almond milk chia pudding, yogurt, strawberry and blackberry puree, passion fruit and walnuts
Yogurt, almond milk chia, chopped mixed berries and cherries
Dorset cereals nutty museli, chia, yogurt and indian mango pulp
Recipe as above