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Fruity Cinnamon Oatbake

Winter season calls for comfort meals that build up immunity for the chills blowing our way this time of year. You need look no further than our crowd-pleasing fruity oat bake recipe. It is meal-prep friendly and can be heated up and ready to eat at a moment’s notice. 

Enjoy as a hearty breakfast or as a healthy dinner dessert. This versatile oats recipe will have you reaching for it over and over again this winter. Let’s dig in!

HEALTH BENEFITS*

Oats

1.       Good source of soluble fibre for balancing blood glucose levels.

2.       Source of insoluble fibre which encourages bowel movement and prevents constipation.

3.    Oats antioxidants are called avenanthramides which may assist to protect against heart diseases.

4.       Antioxidants may assist with immune boosting. 

5.       Contains minerals such as magnesium, thiamine, phosphorus, zinc and iron.

 

Dates

1.       Contain anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial compounds.

2.      Contains high quantity of antioxidants.

3.       May also provide anti-fungal properties.

4.       Naturally dried and sweet.

 

Cinnamon

1.       Contains anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

2.       May support gut-health.

3.       May assist to manage balance blood pressure levels.

4.       May assist to manage pain associated with inflammation.

5.       May assist to manage blood sugar levels thereby lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.

 

Raisins

1.       High-fibre content may aid in efficient digestion and elimination.

2.       May assist to boost iron levels.

3.       May assist to improve bone strength.

4.     Contains high quantity of energy, vitamins, and minerals.


   *DISCLAIMER:

   BodiCafé is not qualified to recommend any of our products for any diet, lifestyle disease, or ailment. However, we would advise that you first consult with a medical professional and dietician before implementing any supplements or lifestyle changes. 

 

RECIPE

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4


Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats uncooked

1/2 cup soya milk powder

1 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 cup raisins

2 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 cup dates soaked in 1 cup boiling water

2 bananas

2 tsp fine Himalayan salt

3 cups cold water


Method:

1.      Add oats, soya milk powder, 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, raisins, and cinnamon to a large baking dish. Mix well.

2.      Blend bananas, salt, and dates (with water) until smooth.

3.       Add as much of the cold water as possible to the date mixture and blend very well.

4.    Allow the date mixture to cool, and then add to dry ingredients, and stir. Add remaining water and mix well.

5.      Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup coconut on top, and if you like, you can also sprinkle a bit more cinnamon on top.

6.       Bake at 170°C for about 45 minutes. It should be golden brown on top when done.

Notes:

Serve hot out of the oven. Enjoyed best when shared!

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