Breakfast

Homemade Granola

namfoode Homemade granola bowl

Ingredients

  1. 2 cup traditional oats
  2. 1 cup mixed raw nuts
  3. ⅓ cup mixed seeds
  4. ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. ½ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  7. ¼ teaspoon cloves (optional)
  8. ½ cup cranberries
  9. ½ cup banana chips
  10. ¼ coconut flakes (optional)

Syrup

  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. ½ cup butter
  3. 2 teaspoon caramel flavour
  4. ½ teaspoon vanilla

Homemade granola oats

Homemade granola nuts

Homemade granola seeds

Homemade granola spices

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. In a bowl, add oats, nuts, seeds, spices and mix.
  3. Pour into a greased baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, make the Syrup. Recipe here.
  5. Remove from the oven and pour the syrup over, making sure everything is coated well with the syrup.
  6. Return into the oven and bake 8-10 minutes and stir occasionally.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  8. Add the dried fruit and mix.
  9. Cool completely and store in a airtight container.
  10. Enjoy.

Homemade granola mix

Homemade granola mix pan

Namfoodie Homemade granola

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Bread, Breakfast

Honey Glazed Loaf

Honey glazed loaf half

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup self-raising flour
  2.  ½ cup sugar (I used dark brown)
  3. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  4. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  5. ¼ cup butter, melted
  6. ½ cup milk
  7. ¼ teaspoon baking soda

Honey glazed loaf egg

Honey Glazed Loaf butter

honey galzed loaf sugar flour

Honey glaze

  1. ⅛ cup honey
  2. 2 tablespoon butter

Honey galzed loaf honey

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. In a pan, warm up the milk and butter over medium to low heat, do not boil and set aside to cool.
  3. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the egg and vanilla and add in the milk and butter mixture.
  5. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for a while before removing from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
  8. For the glaze: Melt the butter and honey in a pan and pour over the loaf.
  9. Best served warm.
  10. Enjoy.

honey glazed loaf melt butter milk

honey glazed loaf flour sugar mix

Honey galzed loaf mix

honey glazed loaf done

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Breakfast, Quick and Easy Eats

Raspberry Smoothie

raspberry smoothie jar raspberries top

raspberry smoothie jar top

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup raspberries(you can use fresh or frozen)
  2. 1 large banana
  3. ½ cup Greek yogurt
  4. ice cubes
  5. ⅓ cup milk/water

raspberry smoothie raspberries

raspberry smoothie ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients into the blender.
  2. Blend for about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour into a jar and top with raspberries.
  4. Enjoy

raspberry smoothie ingredients blender

raspberry smoothie blender

raspberry smoothie blender done

raspberry smoothie jar

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Breakfast, Quick and Easy Eats

Perfect oats: my way, your way

Perfect oats

Its official, I’m obsessed with oats. Not only yummy but it’s nutritious and quick to make as well.  I almost always have oats for breakfast; unfortunately not everyone else around me is thrilled to have it every single day and it can become boring to always eat the same thing. So, I try out different ways to make sure everyone enjoy this healthy breakfast dish as much as I do.

oats

Ingredients

  1. ½ cup, oats
  2. ½ cup, water
  3. ½ cup, milk
  4. 2 tablespoon, sugar
  5. A pinch of salt

Perfect oats ingredients

banana apple blueberries

Directions

  1. On medium heat, pour milk and water into the pot.
  2. Add oats and stir gently, do not over whisk, you want the porridge to be creamy but textured.
  3. Add butter, sugar and salt and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat and cook for 3 minutes and stir once in a while.
  5. Close with the lid and turn off the heat and simmer for two minutes.
  6. Serve with your favourite fruit, nuts or seeds.
  7. Enjoy.

oats pot

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My way:

  1. Oats porridge, apple slices and cinnamon
  2. Oats Porridge, nuts and seeds
  3. Oats porridge, banana slices and blueberries
  4. Baked oats
  5. Overnight oats

oats apple cinnamon

oats banana blueberries

oats nuts and seeds

Your way: Try different options and combinations to find out what you like best.

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Breakfast, Quick and Easy Eats

Banana Smoothie

banana smoothie top banana smoothie

Ingredients

  1. 2 bananas
  2. ½ cup greek yogurt
  3. ½ milk
  4. A handful of seeds(use any seeds of your choice)

Directions

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  1. Add all the ingredients into the blender.
  2. Blend on low setting until well blended. Do not over blend; you want it to be textured and thick instead of very smooth and liquidy.
  3. Enjoy.

banana smoothie blender banana smoothie jar

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