Baked Oats

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Remember last week when I said I wasn’t on a ‘losing weight kick’ this Summer and was just buying bigger clothes and being ‘cool with it’ .. well yesterday I started slimming world. I’ve done it before, have never been to group but follow the plan from the book and since it’s 4 weeks till our holiday I thought I’d give it a proper shot and see what I can do in that time. I’ve shared some meals and snacks on instagram and received a lot of interest in recipes so I thought I’d start with the one that garnered the most attention.

IMG_0005Overnight oats ( a SW staple) never appealed to me but baking them in to something resembling cake DEFINITELY did. I’ve tried them a couple of times and haven’t quite perfected the recipe yet – I left out the sweetener in this one and it definitely needs SOMETHING to give it a less savoury twist, especially when using a relatively tart fruit like blackberries – but the beauty of the recipe is that once you have the basics down it can be totally tweaked to your own tastes. I make double portions purely to fill up the tin but for those on plan three of these would count as your daily Hex B and you can syn your chosen fillings as needed.. The cooked blackberries would be maybe 1 total (hard to measure less than 100g) but you can put whatever you like in them! I added some banana for Lee’s but this batch wasn’t really sweet enough for him.

WHAT YOU NEED:

 

35g Porridge Oats (plain)

1 Small Egg (when I double up 1 Large is fine)

1/2 Pot Vanilla Muller Light

Vanilla Essence

3 tbsp Sweetener (necessary.. in hindsight)

Fruit/Filling To Mix In

Mix everything together in a bowl, separate out into heavily greased (fry light) cake tins and add fruit before baking for around 30 minutes at 180.. you can put it in one big tin if you like but I like to eat them like individual treats.. I’ve seen people add yoghurt and fruit and make a full dessert but like I say.. you can switch it up depending on what you’re in to!

Really yummy alternative to baked goods or a more interesting twist on your morning porridge, I hope you give them a go. Don’t forget to tweet (or instagram) me a picture if you do!

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6 Comments

  1. Rebecca Widnall
    26 July, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    Do you think you could sub the egg for peanut bitter or just put a blob on top?

    • missbudgetbeauty
      27 July, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      I don’t see why not! People have added all sorts of flavourings to make certain tastes.. almond essence and cherries for example for a bakewell tart taste.. genius!

  2. Bee
    26 July, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Good luck with your regime but may I recommend Atkins/LCHF/Banting call it what you will – it works. My partner and I lost 4 stone (him) and 3 stone (me) in the last 6 months with a lot of label reading and home cooking but no pain or cravings.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      27 July, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      I just couldn’t do it.. to restrictive for me. I can eat whatever I want on Slimming World but it forces me to think twice about certain things and add veg/fruit to meals that would usually just be carbs. It’s a much more flexible program I tend to go back to every so often when I feel like I need to cut back. I never feel like I really can’t have something and most importantly if I want pasta I can have it (obsessed!!)

  3. Kathleen
    27 July, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Hi I don’t want to dis your desire to lose weight, I’ve been there, many times. Lately though I’ve come to realize that you can’t lose weight for health reasons until you accept yourself and are happy with you. Of course, then you might not want to, like me. Nobody should lose weight so that they look “better” in that bathing suit. It won’t last and it will just add more negativity to how you feel about yourself. You look fantastic! Again, I don’t want you to think I’m trying to dis your way of doing things and I don’t want this message to be negative. It’s meant to send a positive feeling your way.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      27 July, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      For me it is the opposite. I don’t feel like I’m massively overweight but for my height and body shape I could stand to lose what I’ve put on in the last 5 or 6 years. I am happy as I am and don’t feel negatively about my body at all but because of that I have NO motivation when it comes to losing weight and staying on a ‘diet’. It’s easy to think ‘I’m not that big/someone else would love to weigh what I weigh’ but as you get older weight creeps on and I’d like to prove to myself I can take control now rather than wait until I have a lot more to lose. I’m not going on a beach holiday so what I look like while I’m there isn’t my concern, it’s just a target date for my first little milestone.

      I do agree with you though, if you’re losing weight for the wrong reasons and it’s not really happening you may need to re-evaluate.. but I don’t think it hurts to have a goal to ‘look better in X’ as motivation

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