Are you a Quaker Baker?

When you have a packet of Quaker Oats in your hand, the first thing to come to mind is probably not putting them in the oven – but then you’d be missing out on some heavenly treats.

The oat is a versatile yet resistant grain that will take most of what you can throw at it including baking - yes baking. You will probably have baked using oats but already forgotten that you did – remember the humble flapjack? They were quick and easy to make, and an ideal way of getting kids interested in baking.

Add some crunch

You may also have used oats to add a bit of crunch to your apple crumble. And what about banana bread? Banana bread has seen somewhat of a revival in recent years and if you want to try a healthy banana bread recipe look no further than here.

We’re not quite finished with bananas yet because they also feature in another baked oats recipe – banana and blueberry muffins. If you’re not so keen on bananas, but you do have a thing for blueberries, you could try moving on to blueberry yogurt muffins.

Add even more crunch

Granola might seem like a recent addition to meal times but it was actually invented over 150 years ago. It’s quite easy to make – for a crunchy oat granola, all you have to do is combine all the ingredients and bake this in the oven for 30 minutes (stirring often).

*Daily intake of 3g of beta-glucan from oats. Oats beta-glucan has been shown to lower/ reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.