Sweet Dishes with Whole Grains
Whole grains have many benefits for the body. Their main characteristic is that they conserve the three layers that form it: the bran, the endosperm, and the germ. This gives them many properties and by consuming them, we benefit from the nutrients in each of the layers.
Oat, strawberry, and almond porridge
Porridge has become a popular breakfast in recent years. This preparation isn’t new, in fact, the only new thing about it is the name porridge. Surely you’ve heard about oatmeal? Well, it’s exactly the same. We’ll now explain how to make a great porridge with a base of whole grains.
Ingredients for one person:
- Half a glass of water
- 3 tablespoons of whole oats
- 1/2 cup of oat milk
- 1 spoonful of cocoa
- 4 strawberries
- 6 almonds
- Boil the water in a saucepan. When the water starts to boil, add the oats and leave them until they are cooked and all the water is absorbed.
- Add the oat milk and let it cook for a few minutes. Then let the mixture rest.
- While it rests, wash the strawberries and cut them into pieces. Chop the almonds.
- Add a spoonful of cocoa to the mixture and stir.
- Finally, place the strawberries and almonds on top.
We opted for a porridge of strawberries and almonds, but you can choose the fruits and nuts that you prefer. You can also combine several to create a breakfast or dinner that’s satisfying, healthy, and tasty.
Orange sponge cake with wholemeal rye flour
Sponge cake is one of the sweetest creations of its kind. We’ll now propose a recipe that’s a bit different from the original. It’s a cake with a wholemeal flour base. The orange gives it a special touch and adds a tang to the dessert.
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of yogurt (preferably plain so that it doesn’t hide the orange’s flavor)
- 1 orange
- Half a cup of olive oil
- Half a cup of sugar (it can be replaced with Stevia)
- 1.5 cups of wholemeal flour
- Half a sachet of yeast
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, so that it’s hot when the dough is ready.
- Beat the eggs in a bowl. Once beaten, add the yogurt, sugar, and oil. Stir all the ingredients.
- Add the zest of half an orange and then peel and chop it. Remove the white parts with the help of a knife, otherwise, they’ll add a bitter taste.
- Place the finely chopped orange in the bowl.
- Beat all the ingredients in a blender. To get a creamier texture, you can pass it through a strainer once it’s churned.
- Add the wholemeal rye flour and beat again in a blender.
- Pour the mixture into a silicone container suitable for the oven. If you use a metal one, remember to spread oil or butter on it so that the sponge won’t stick.
- Bake the cake in the oven for half an hour. Check that it’s ready by inserting a toothpick.
Wholegrain muesli and banana cereal bars
Cereal bars have become one of the most consumed snacks of our time. There are many flavors and everyone likes them. Furthermore, you can take them out with you in a bag or backpack, because they are perfectly preserved. We’ll now show you how to make them yourself to ensure you have a healthier product.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 3.5 cups of wholegrain muesli
- 1/2 cup of oatmeal
- 1 spoonful of cocoa
- Preheat the oven to 380 degrees.
- Start by squashing the bananas on a plate. Choose ripe bananas to make it easier. These are sweeter and act as a natural sweetener for the recipe.
- Pour the bananas into a bowl and then add the muesli, oatmeal, and the spoonful of cocoa. Stir all the ingredients until the dough is compact.
- Spread the dough on a baking tray and insert it in the oven for half an hour. While they are still hot, cut them into bars and let them cool. Another option is to shape them first and then insert the bars directly into the oven. The result of this tends to be more irregular, but it’s also a good option.