If you prefer a little texture to your porridge, our large and chewy Mornflake jumbo oats are for you. This breakfast ticket is freshly packed and full of natural, oaty goodness.
Mornflake jumbo oats can also be made into a granola and baked into a sweet and crunchy breakfast with nuts, seeds and dried fruit of your choice.
Combine your Mornflake jumbo oats with dried or fresh fruit, with a milk of your choice and ground cinnamon or nutmeg for an exotic flavour. Maybe you can get up half an hour earlier so you get the chance to enjoy it extra slow.
There are many recipes on the internet for making a healthy, delicious alternative to a highly processed breakfast.
Mornflake have been growing and milling oats since 1675.
Their porridge has always been the best. Especially so is their organic range which are tender and have a better flavour.
What’s the difference between jumbo and porridge oats? Jumbo oats are a pressed oat, flattened with the bran on. They are chewier when eaten raw, though become creamier and richier when cooked.
There are many ways to prepare porridge. The most nutritious of all, after the whole oat, are the pinhead/steel cut oats. These take a little longer to prepare, but in the authors humble opinion make the most satisfying of feeds. Here’s a link to the winners of the Golden Spurtle – the prize given to the winner of the competition. And here’s a link on Facebook to some of the recipes they have made.
Why are oats so good for us?
Oats generally contain a lot of fibre. Eating a high fibre diet means you are less likely to get heart problems. They also help us feel full – take your time when eating, here’s a link about why chewing well is so important.
Oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds. Half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains (5):
- Manganese: 191% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
- Copper: 24% of the RDI
- Iron: 20% of the RDI
- Zinc: 20% of the RDI
- Folate: 11% of the RDI
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI
- Smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin)
This is coming with 51 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 8 grams of fiber, but only 303 calories.
This means that oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. (Taken from Healthline.com)