I was so thrilled that the Australian Healthy Food Guide magazine featured my recipe as a ‘reader recipe’ a few years ago. It really is a cracker and I am finally sharing it with you!
I have updated it a little since then to make it even more healthy. The beauty of this recipe is that you can totally make it to suit your own tastes and change it around each time. We eat it for breakfast but the kids and hubby also pack it in their lunch boxes. I have been known to have it for lunch and an afternoon snack too! I usually make a double batch, portion and freeze half and refrigerate the other half.
Blueberry Breakfast Slice
Vital stats: vegetarian, dairy-free, nut free, wheat free
Okay, so this is what you need:
3 cups of organic oats
2 organic eggs
2 organic green apples
2 large ripe organic bananas
1 cup organic blueberries (I use frozen ones)
3 tablespoons virgin, organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons organic chia seeds (or use any other seeds or chopped nuts)
1 tablespoon organic cinnamon
Okay, so this is how you do it:
Smush up the banana and whisk in the eggs and coconut oil in a large mixing bowl.
Chuck in the oats, mix it up really well and let it sit for a bit while you keep going.
Grate the apple as chunky as you can. I like to do it on the julienne setting of my mandolin. Leave the skin on !
Add the apple, cinnamon, chia and blueberries. This is where I like to get messy and use my hands to mix it all in really well.
Chuck it all in a slice tin that you have lined with non-toxic baking paper.
Fling into the oven and cook for about 30 minutes at 180 degrees celsius (a medium oven).
Cool down on a wire rack. Slice with a bread knife.
It is nice served warm with some yoghurt on top (or for the dairy-free, use cashew cream or coconut yoghurt) and more blueberries.
It will keep in the fridge, in a sealed container for about three days.
Thermomix Friendly: Chop the apple in the thermy and set aside (don’t make it mushy or the texture of the slice will be weird). Whizz up the bananas, egg and coconut oil all together – about speed 4 for a few seconds. Add remaining ingredients and mix in, reverse, speed soft, until it’s well combined. Be very gentle, you want nice texture, not baby food! 😀
You might also like to see some other things we eat for breakfast. Go here.
What do you have for breakfast? I would love you to share some more ideas.