Fulfilling Buckwheat Porridge with Caramelised Banana

You know those morning when you are so hungry by 10.30, your stomach has forgotten breakfast ever happened and you are craving something, anything sweet and carbohydrate filled? Yep happens to the best of us and more often for others. This porridge eliminates mid morning hunger and fills you up right until lunch time. No mid morning latte and muffin combo needed.

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Banana fudge overnight oats

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I hate ever having to skip breakfast, but sometimes its just too hard to get a bowl of cooked oats together in the morning when time isn’t on your side (especially if you’re cooking rolled oats from scratch!). ‘ why I love overnight oats so much. All you have to do is soak your oats the night before in your favourite milk and whatever flavourings and then in the morning you can either heat them up as an instant porridge or eat it cold like a bircher muesli. They can even be made in a jar so they are all ready to grab and go in the morning. No excuses not to eat breakfast here.

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Breakfast banana smoothie

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Smoothies make great easy breakfasts for on the go,  but sometimes they just don’t measure up. Like when its 10am and you’re hungry again and dreaming of lunch already or when its so full of fruit it would have been quicker to neck a juice.

This smoothie is different, it has enough protein to keep you satisfied for a long time, complex carbs in the form of banana and oats for energy and enough fibre from the flax to keep the blood sugar levels steady.  You can mix up the fruit a little too, add in some blueberries or a little mango to keep it interesting. My favourite addition to make this the complete breakfast is to add a shot of coffee. Amazing.

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Strawberry and Banana Baked Oats

The other day we picked up a giant 3kg box of seconds strawberries from the local strawberry farm. They were so sweet and delicious they nearly didn’t make it into the jam they were destined for, but we managed to have some leftover to make baked oats with.

If you have never tried baked oats before then you definitely should start with this one while strawberries are in season and at their best. Baked oats have become a sort of Sunday morning tradition in my house, all you have to do is mix everything up the night before then add baking powder in the morning and bake. Too Easy.  If you forget, you can also do it in the morning and just leave to soak for a few minutes before baking.

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