Jennifer Carroll's breakfast loaf is one of her most popular recipes and we can see why.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That is certainly true in our house. My children wake up totally ravenous and it's a race to get down the stairs to prepare something filling before the tantrums begin. Hangry children are positively terrifying.
We are big oat fans in our house. Porridge tends to be a big hit because it's warm, comforting and pairs nicely with a variety of toppings. However, we do like to mix things up every now and then. We love oat pancakes and eggs in different forms. Cereal is also a big hit too. Breakfast loaf though? It was given the mega seal of approval from all family members and this is a major victory when you consider the ages range from one to, well, parent.
The recipe is one of Jennifer Carroll's. Jen is a lifestyle and food blogger who has lost a huge amount of weight. We love her recipes and because she has a child she regularly includes recipes and treats that are perfect for the whole family. You'll find the full recipe in this post.
Let's cut to the chase here. This is cake for breakfast. It was never not going to be a family hit. The best thing about the recipe is that despite it tasting like cake, it's actually really healthy. This breakfast loaf is the perfect combination of oats, yoghurt and fruit. It has a few cheeky chocolate chips which could be substituted for peanut butter, raisins, nuts, jam or even chocolate spread.
The recipe couldn't be easier to follow. Mash a banana and bang in the rest of the ingredients. We added some sunflower seeds to the top before baking because we had them lying around. You could really change this recipe up to satisfy what you have in the house. We're planning on trying a version with cherries and almonds next. Cherry bakewell for breakfast anyone?
When the loaf is cooked, allow to cool and slice it in to eight fingers. In my opinion they're best served ice-cold straight from the fridge with a cuppa but the kids loved it warm from the oven. We have tomorrow's breakfast ready to go and I already feel super smug about that.
Thanks for a fantastic recipe Jen!