I don’t know about you, but I’m terrible at the whole breakfast thing. I only ever seem to eat it when I’m actually on a health kick, usually forgoing the most important meal of the day altogether. Even when I’m on a diet, I always seem to stick to the same tired old combinations time and again. Porridge or toast every day for breakfast anyone? Needless to say, it was time for a change and that’s when I stumbled across a recipe for Slimming World baked oats and decided to put my own spin on it.
The original recipe I saw called for virtuous amounts of fruit and the photo was of course gorgeous and styled with a blob of no doubt 0% fat fromage frais or something equally as virtuous on the side. I’m a self confessed fruit and veg dodger. Let’s face it, I didn’t get to be several stone overweight by munching on carrot sticks after all! So I knew I needed to jazz up the basic recipe and turn it into something I would eat. Enter my delicious cinnamon and nutella Slimming World baked oats.
They’re simple to make and taste oh so naughty, with a gooey molten centre. They’d even double as dessert, should you fancy something filling and not too high in syns after your main meal of the day.
Here’s how you make them:
35 g porridge oats (Hex B or 6 syns)
1 tbsp Nutella (4 syns)
Milk (Hex A or syned – check syns for the type of milk you use)
In a bowl mix the oats, egg, cinnamon (I use about 1/2 tsp), sweetener (to taste) and a splash of milk.
Pour into an oven proof dish and pop half a tbsp of nutella into the centre of the mixture.
Place on a tray (they can puff up a lot and spill down the sides of the dish if you overfill it) and bake at 180C/356F/Gas 4 for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly then scoff the lot!
I use ramekins to make my baked oats and as they’re quite small it fills two ramekins. On a fat day I can eat both, but if you’re having it with fruit, you probably won’t need the whole lot.
You definitely will want to add sweetener to the mixture. I forgot it once and it was pretty horrendous. I tend to use about a tbsp, sometimes more depending on how much of a sweet treat I’m after that day.
You can grease the dish you cook it in with frylight or perhaps bake it in a small silicone cake tin if you would prefer not to eat it from the dish it’s cooked in.
Total Syns: 4
10 syns if not using the porridge oats as your healthy extra b choice for the day, plus milk syns if not using some of your hex a.