Two of the most versatile foods that feature in my daily diet are Eggs and Oats. Double Whammy Both excellent healthy options in their own right, but together they make magic. Complex carbs, fibre, protein and healthy fats - the perfect combination. Food as fuel, balancing blood sugars, weight management, gut health and brain food. Food Heaven or Hell I regularly make my breakfast porridge with either cows milk, almond or coconut milk and stir in an egg for extra protein and creaminess. Seriously don’t knock it till you try it - I promise you’ll be a convert. So when I saw these Oat Scones on The Food Medics blog, I had to give it a go. Scuffin Recipe 100gms oats, 150mls plain yogurt, 1 egg, handful chopped strawberries,
1 tbs maple syrup (or honey), 1 tsp cinnamon, 1-2 tbs milk, 1tsp vanilla extract.
Mix all the ingredients adding the milk last. So you want to end up with a thick porridgy consistency.
Spoon into a silicon muffin tray (I brushed with 1/2 tsp melted coconut oil). Bake for 30-45 minutes at 190 degrees. I know that’s a very broad time frame, but the original recipe suggested 30 minutes but mine took nearer 45 minutes.
Delicious split as a scone or eaten as a muffin.
The next experiment is Slow Cooker Oats - Anyone tried this?
Some Nutritional Info Eggs - buy the best quality you can afford One medium egg contains: 76 calories, 7.5g protein, 5.1g fat (1.4g sat) An inexpensive source of high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk. The whites are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Oats 100 gms oats contains: 356 calories, 11g protein, 8g fat, 9g fibre, 56g carbs, A Harvard based study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21631511/ has elevated the humble oat dish to one with health busting properties, cutting risk of cardiovascular disease. Slow releasing and packed full of soluble fibre with a wide range of vitamins and minerals that countless studies show lowers high blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.