Mar 8

Blueberry Breakfast Loaf

I have a confession: I am terrible when it comes to eating breakfast. I’m well aware that it’s detrimental to my health to go unfed until noon most days, but mornings are just not my thing. More often than not they consist of multiple snooze button pushes resulting in a mad dash out the door when I eventually force myself up. In an effort to hone in on my health and wellbeing, I’ve been making a conscious effort towards a few lifestyle changes. Knowing very well that the likelihood of finding additional time in the morning to fuel my body is quite slim, I’ve been on the hunt for breakfast alternatives that I can quickly grab on the go (generally munching on en route to work). When a friend introduced me to this blueberry breakfast loaf (recipe below) I knew it would work well with my current habbits. The loaf itself is moist and dense, void of any overpowering flavour and pairs perfectly with a small pad of butter and a heaping spoonful of jam as I run out the door. The fact that the recipe is customizable to suit your tastes is quite appealing as I’m one to tire of the same meal too often. I generally throw the ingredients together on a Sunday evening, and the results are enough to last me throughout the work week ahead.(Recipe Below)
::what you’ll need:
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cup flour (of your choice)
1 tsp. baking soda
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1 cup milk (soy/rice/cows)
4 tbsp. sweetener (honey/maple syrup/apple sauce)
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup blueberries (or fruit of your choice)

::what you’ll do::
.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
.Grease or line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper
.Combine oats, flour, baking soda, yogurt, milk, sweetener, the egg and the vanilla
.Fold in blueberries
.Bake for 20-25 mins or until toothpick, inserted into centre, comes out clean


update: a few of you have written mentioning that your loaf has come out brown on the outside, but uncooked on the inside after baking for the recommended amount of time. If you find this is happening to you, try lowering the temperature of your oven (to 375-400) and baking the loaf for an additional 5-10 minutes or so! 

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