Homemade Oat Bran Cakes Recipe from anewu.ie
This oat bran recipe is so simple and a great alternative to a wheat bread. If you can crack an egg and use a frying pan, then you can make these. To make from scratch it will take you 10 minutes at the most, and you can make them the night before or in the morning to bring to work.
I usually serve them with a large bowl of home made soup or 2 cups of mixed vegetable salad, and as a meal it is quite substantial. I buy the oat bran in Tir Na Nog, the local health food shop, but you can also use porridge oats, you just need to let the batter mix sit for about 10 minutes for the oats to absorb the eggs, otherwise it will be too runny.
Oat bran is a great staple in any diet, and can also be cooked the same as porridge, cooked 1/2 cup with 3 times water. Oat bran is beneficial in heart health, lowering LDL cholesterol, weight loss, balancing blood sugar and helping to prevent Type II Diabetes, while the fibre can help with constipation and keep you fuller for longer. Read the benefits through this link http://www.livestrong.com/article/352095-the-benefits-of-oat-bran/
1/2 cup of oat bran
- 2 Free range Eggs
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 small red onion (optional)
- 1 tbsp tomato puree (optional)
- 1/2 tsp dried basil (optional)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- sesame or sunflower or poppy seeds for the top
- Heat a frying pan
- Whisk the 2 eggs in a bowl
- Add the oat bran, baking powder, onion, tomato puree and basil; whisk with fork
- Using a soup spoon, make 6-7 little pancakes on the pan from the batter (if it is too runny, wait a few minutes for the egg to absorb the oat bran, it gets thicker the longer it sits)
- Sprinkle your seeds on the top of each cake
- Turn over when set enough (about 2-3 minutes, similar to a thick pancake)
- Cook until firm and the seeds are crunchy
That is it ! So simple! anewu.ie is all about healthy, wholesome food that will keep you fueled up and rearing to go.
Using the 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oat bran and 1/2 tsp baking powder as a base you can vary the flavours:
- Add crushed garlic and dried or chopped coriander for an Indian taste, and serve with 2 cups of curry vegetables and a splodge of natural yogurt
- Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 6 oz chopped pear/apple. This makes a fabulous lazy Saturday/Sunday breakfast served with 1/2 cup organic natural yogurt with cinnamon and a frothy coffee! I sometimes divide this fruit version between the 2 kids after school as a snack and mix some local honey through the natural yogurt to sweeten it a little.
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