Oat Bran Protein Bread

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There is nothing better than a slice of freshly baked bread with some Kerrygold butter, don’t you agree?   Well then you need to try this oat bran bread, it’s seriously yummy!  I was all set to make a batch of my Protein Oat Bread recipe here only to discover I had no oats, imagine that me with no oats!!  So I found some oat bran lurking in the back of the cupboard and decided to improvise.  And hey presto the result oat bran protein bread! In my opinion the texture of the oat bran is better than the oats, but I will leave that up to you guys to decide that!! Let me know what you think, I love getting feedback on my recipes.  Can  be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner !! Great as a snack before the gym with some nut butter and banana or with some of my choconut spread recipe here.

Ingredients

1 large tub of Natural Yogurt (500g)

350g of Oat Bran

1 tbsp Bicarbonate/Bread Soda (I always sieve this into my bread to prevent any lumps forming)

3 tbsp (30 g)  Hemp Protein ( you could also try a scoop of unflavoured whey protein)

3 tbsp (35 g ) Mixed Seeds ( I use the Lidl brand)

Ground Black Pepper to season

Method

Pour the yogurt into a large bowl.

Add in the oat bran, bicarbonate of soda, hemp protein, seeds and pepper.

Give it some elbow grease and mix well ! ( Working out those arms lol)

Place the bread mixture into a lined loaf tin and bake at 180 degrees (fan oven) for 35 to 40 mins.

Nutritional Information

I usually get 18 slices per loaf.  Per slice 105 calories, Carbs 15.5 g, Fat 2.3 g, Protein 5.3 g.

As always don’t forget to tag me if you try it out.  You will find me on Facebook here, Instagram here or Tweet me here or you can add me on Snapchat @jenser01 .

Most importantly take 10 mins out for yourself and enjoy a slice with a cuppa!

Keep sharing the love,

Jen xxx

 

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Walnut & Chocolate Banana Bread

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So one of the most requested recipes from you guys was a healthy banana bread.  An easy recipe for a naturally sweetened banana bread full of walnuts and chocolate, what more could you want!!  As with all my recipes you can pick an choose what you want to add into it, but I’m sure you have all gathered by now that I love chocolate and walnuts!  You could add berries or simply leave it as a good old banana bread.

Ingredients

360g Whole Wheat Flour

1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tbsp Baking Powder

1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

4 Tbsp Maple Syrup

50g Unsalted Butter, cold and cubed

120g Greek Yogurt

2 Ripe Bananas, mashed

4 tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk

25g  Dark Chocolate, chop into small pieces ( I use 81% Superieur Arriba from Lidl)

40g Walnuts, chopped

Small pinch of Himylayan Rock Salt

Method

Preheat oven to 180C and line a loaf tin with parchment paper.

In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Add in the butter and gently rub with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the centre, add the mashed banana, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla extract and half of the milk. Stir until all the flour is mixed in.  Fold in the chocolate and walnuts.

Pour mixture into lined baking tin, sprinkle some more walnuts and banana on top for decoration and brush on the remaining milk.

Bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes.  Check the bread using a skewer, if it comes out clean then it’s ready if not put back in the oven for a further 5 – 10 minutes.

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I got 16 decent sized slices from this loaf. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or slice it and freeze it!

Nutritional Information

Calories per slice 156, P 3.4g, F 5.6g C 22.7g , Sugars 5.9g.  Enjoy on it’s own or with some nut butter or my healthy choconut spread, recipe here.

Keep sharing the love and don’t forget to tag me if you try it out.  You will find me on Facebook here, Instagram here or Tweet me here or you can add me on Snapchat @jenser01 .Screenshot_2016-03-14-23-22-49-1

Much love,

Jen xxx

 

 

 

Raspberry Vanilla Protein Oat Bread

Another variety of my protein oat bread for you! Raspberry and Vanilla really are two flavours that work well together and raspberry ripple ice -cream actually springs to mind when you taste and smell this delicious sweet bread or you could actually call it cake!  I love this as a source of carbs and protein post training or even as a breakfast on the go.  It is also delicious served warm topped with Greek yogurt and fresh raspberries.

Ingredients

500ml Natural Yogurt

300g Oats

125g  Fresh Raspberries (frozen would work too)

1 tbsp Bread Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda)

6 Scoops Raspberry Vanilla Protein Powder

Method

Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and give it a good mix making sure everything is mixed well.

Put the mixture into a lined loaf tin, be careful not to overfill it as it rises while baking. I just make muffins out of any remaining mixture.

Bake at 180c for 45 mins ( it might need an extra 5 mins). Keep a close eye on the loaf as you may need to cover with tinfoil to prevent the top from burning.

If making the muffins , they only need 12 – 15 mins baking time.

Nutritional Information

I get 18 slices from a loaf, each slice is equal to 116 calories, carbs 13.2g, fat 2.3g, protein 10g.

Don’t forget to tag me on Facebook here, Instagram here or Twitter here if you make it!  Or snap me @jenser01!

Keep sharing the love and enjoy!

Jen xx

Chocolate, Banana & Walnut Protein Oatbread

This is probably one of favourite things to eat!! If you have been following me on Snapchat @jenser01 you will know that I could live on this bread topped with almond butter and banana.  It is a great source of carbohydrates, protein and a great way of satisfying a sweet tooth.  It is the basic oatbread recipe pimped out with added ingredients.  There are so many variations you could use, the list is endless.

Ingredients

500ml Natural Yogurt

300g Oats

2 Bananas, mashed

40g Walnuts chopped

1 tbsp Bread Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda)

25g Dark Chocolate ( I used 81% Cocoa) grated or chopped into small pieces

6 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder (optional, you could just use cacao powder)

Method

Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and give it a good mix making sure everything is mixed well.

Put the mixture into a lined loaf tin, be careful not to overfill it as it rises while baking. I just make muffins out of any remaining mixture.

Bake at 180c for 45 mins ( it might need an extra 5 mins). Keep a close eye on the loaf as you may need to cover with tinfoil to prevent the top from burning.

If making the muffins , they only need 12 – 15 mins baking time.

Nutritional Information

I get 18 slices from a loaf, each slice is equal to 149 calories, C 17.5g, F 4.3g, P 11g .

Don’t forget to tag me on Facebook here, Instagram here or Twitter here if you make it!

Keep sharing the love and enjoy!

Jen xx

Berry & Banana Bread

The perfect treat at any time, whether you like it toasted, buttered, with nut butter or served warm with some Greek yoghurt. Banana bread is a popular choice and the options are endless.  You can add chopped walnuts or even add some dark sugar free chocolate chips! In this recipe the mixed berries add that little something extra. It’s moist and perfectly sweet and the bursting berries make it look so good.  No refined sugar at all so you can enjoy it even more.

Ingredients

4 medium bananas

3 eggs

300g ground almonds

3 tbsp. maple syrup or honey

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

60ml Melted Coconut Oil

100g mixed berries ( I used the frozen ones from Aldi)

Method

Preheat oven to 180c (fan)

In a mixing bowl mash the bananas with a fork, then add the maple syrup (or honey), coconut oil, vanilla extract, eggs and mix well.

In a separate bowl mix the ground almonds, baking powder, cinnamon and mix. Then add it to the wet ingredients.

Fold in the berries and pour into a lined loaf tin.

Bake for 45 – 50 minutes, until golden and crispy on top.  To make sure it is cooked through, stick a knife or skewer into the centre, if it comes out wet, keep baking!

Nutritional Information

This loaf makes 16 slices.  Each slice is equal to 209 calories, carbs 12g, fat 15g, protein 6.5g.

Enjoy!

Jen xxx

Jen’s Brown Bread

 

This bread is so quick and easy to make.  I always make use of the oven if I’m cooking a roast dinner and whip up a batch of this bread too. No kneading or waiting on yeast to rise with this recipe.

Ingredients

200g plain flour

200g wholemeal flour

2 tbsp. brown linseeds ( I get mine in Tesco)

1 tbsp. bread soda/ bicarbonate of soda, sifted

1 tbsp. oil ( I used rapeseed oil)

1 tbsp. treacle

1 tsp Himalayan pink rock salt

350ml buttermilk

Method

Preheat oven to 180c (Fan).

In a large  bowl mix the plain flour, wholemeal flour, bread soda, linseeds and salt.

Make a well in the centre and add the oil and treacle.

Gradually add the milk and mix well.

Pour into a lined bread tin and bake for 40 – 45 minutes.

When cooked the base should make a hollow sound if tapped or just use a skewer to test if it’s ready!

Nutritional Information

This loaf makes 15 slices. Each slice is equal to 122 calories, carbs 21g, fat 2.3g, protein 4.5g.

Enjoy!

Jen xxx

 

Protein Oat Bread

 

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This protein oat bread is so quick and easy to make.  It is always handy to have a loaf ready as it can be used as a snack with a nut butter and banana, pre or post workout, or if you check out my instagram @jensgymlife  you will see many different ideas for toppings!  It is a very versatile recipe and you can get creative by adding nuts, berries, dark chocolate chips, the list is endless.  It can be stored in the fridge or slice it up to freeze it.  I always have some in the freezer on standby as it prevents me eating something that I shouldn’t!! There are many different variations but this is the recipe that has worked for me.

Ingredients

I large tub of natural yoghurt (500ml)

400g oats

3 tbsp hemp protein powder ( this is optional and can be bought in health stores or some of the larger super value stores stock it too)

3 tbsp mixed seeds ( I use the seed mix from Lidl)

1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda(bread soda)

Pinch of salt & black pepper

Method

Preheat oven to 180c (fan oven)

Empty the yoghurt into a large mixing bowl.  Using the empty carton measure out 2 cartons full of oats (roughly 400g of oats), add the seeds, hemp protein (if using it), seasoning and finally sift in the bicarbonate of soda. Mix well ensuring all ingredients are combined.

Place into a lined and greased loaf tin and bake for 35-40 mins.  If you use a skewer and it comes out clean well then it’s ready! Or tap the bottom for a hollow sound.

Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

I usually get 18 slices per loaf, its all about portion size!

1 slice is 99 calories, carbs 13.8g, protein 5g, fat 2.8g, sugar 2g, dietary fiber 3g

As always don’t forget to tag me if you try it out.  You will find me on Facebook here, Instagram here or Tweet me here or you can add me on Snapchat @jenser01 .

Keep sharing the love,

Jen xxx