What’s “notella” I hear you ask?
It’s not nutella, but tastes like it, only healthier and more nourishing.
I really like the combination of apple with hazelnuts so decided to use them together along with hazelnut milk to make some warm baked oats for breakfast.
I tried the new Innocent hazelnut milk and really liked the flavour but also how it doesn’t contain added sugar or lots of additives or emulsifiers like most plant milks do. Because of this reason the nut residue needs mixing up in the bottle so give it a quick shake before use.
By using this milk and some hazelnut butter along with chocolatey flavoured cacao powder this really does taste good and is like a healthy nutella flavoured breakfast but with way more nutrition and makes a change from regular porridge.
Recipe (serves 1)
-8g chia/flax seeds
-1 tsp cacao powder
-120ml (1/2 cup) hazelnut milk
-1 chopped or grated apple
-hazelnut butter* & honey/maple for drizzling
*If you can’t find hazelnut butter you could try chopping up raw hazelnuts and sprinkling them on the oats before baking
Tip: You can make this in advance the night before to allow the oats to soak which improves digestion and speeds up the time needed the next morning if you’ve somewhere to be. Simply add the dry ingredients and milk together in an oven safe bowl and leave in the fridge then add the apple in the morning and bake.
Preheat the oven to 180C/160c fan
Add all the dry ingredients, apple and milk to an oven safe bowl/dish, stir and bake for 20min then allow to cool for 5mins before adding on the hazelnut butter* and liquid sweetener of choice, be careful as it will be warm!
*I like to mix my nut butter & honey with a splash of hot water and whisk quickly for a good few seconds to thin it out which makes it more like a pourable sauce