Oats are really good for you – so good in fact that they have been named a superfood. But this superfood is so much more than just the breakfast of champions, there’s no end to what you can do with a bowl of oats, just ask Jungle Oats! Together with the Expresso Show’s Zola Nene Jungle Oats has come up with some super delicious ways for you to add oats to your diet every day! Here are 5 delicious eats and treats you can make with oats. 

1. Granola and Cranberry buttermilk rusks

Granolabuttermilk rusks

Makes 24
Recipe by Zola Nene

Ingredients:

4 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
¾ cup brown sugar
250g Butter, diced
2 Eggs
1 ½ cups buttermilk
150g Jungle Energy Crunch Granola
50g dried cranberries

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 C
Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl.
Rub in the butter until breadcrumb consistency.
Beat together the eggs and buttermilk then mix into the dry ingredients.
Mix in the Jungle Energy Crunch Granola and cranberries then press the mixture firmly into a lined square baking tin.
Bake for about 1 hour or until golden and a skewer comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and slice into rusks.
Turn the oven down to 90C.
Place the cut pieces onto flat baking trays and dry in the oven with the door slightly ajar – this will take about 4 hours.
Store in an air-tight container and serve with hot tea or coffee.

2. Chocolate Crunch brownies

Granolabuttermilk rusks

Makes 12 brownies
Recipe by Zola Nene

Ingredients:

250g melted butter
2 cups castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 eggs
½ cup cocoa
¾ cups flour
½ tsp salt
375g chopped chocolate
125g Chocolate flavour Crunchalots

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180C
2. Mix together the castor sugar, eggs, vanilla essence and melted butter until the sugar has dissolved.
3. Add the flour, cocoa and salt and mix until a batter forms.
4. Add the chopped chocolate and Chocolate flavour Crunchalots then mix.
5. Pour the mixture into a lined square baking tin and bake for 30 minutes, the brownies should still be slightly gooey inside.
6. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

3. Spicy baked eggs with oat flapjacks

spicy baked eggs with oat flapjacks

Serves 4
Recipe by Zola Nene

Ingredients:

For the Oat flapjacks

1 cup flour
1 cup Jungle oats
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp salt
1 ¼ cup buttermilk
4 Tbs vegetable oil
2 eggs

Method:

1. Place flour, Jungle oats, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl.
2. Whisk together buttermilk, oil and eggs in a separate bowl.
3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients then mix well to combine.
4. Heat a lightly greased frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.
5. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

For the spicy baked eggs:

Ingredients:

2 Tbs olive oil
4 sausages
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
2. Heat a pan (one that can go straight into the oven), then add the oil and heat.
3. Pinch pieces of sausage out of the casings, then place into the pan to brown on all sides. Discard the sausage casings.
4. Remove the sausage pieces from the pan and set aside, then add the onions and saute until translucent.
5. Add the paprika, tomatoes and sugar, then cook for 2 minutes.
6. Return sausage pieces to the pan, mix well then season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Use a spoon to make 4 gaps in the mixture then crack the eggs into the holes.
8. Place the entire pan into the oven, then bake for 8 minutes (bake for longer if you prefer your eggs more cooked).
9. Serve the baked eggs on top of the flapjacks.

4. Raisin Soda Bread

Raisin Soda Bread

Recipe by Zola Nene

Ingredients:

4 cups flour
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
60g cold butter, cubed
½ cup raisins
½ cup Jungle oats
1 large egg
1¾ cups buttermilk

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and bicarb and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
2. Rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Add raisins and Jungle oats.
4. Make a well in the center of the mixture then add egg and buttermilk.
5. Mix together with a spoon until just combined.
6. Form into a ball then place onto a greased tray.
7. Cut a deep cross in the bread then bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until the bread is cooked through.

5. Blueberry granola smoothie

Blueberrygranolasmoothie

Serves 2

Recipe by Zola Nene

2 cups frozen blueberries
250ml plain yoghurt
3 tsp freshly grated ginger
4 Tbs Jungle Energy Crunch Granola
½ cup chilled rooibos tea
Combine all the ingredients in a blender then blitz until smooth.

For more delicious recipes from Jungle Oats visit their website.  

Images by Russell Smith.