This one is for the foodies! Welcome to the very first of our cooking shows and nutrition series!
Join Ben Logan and our Sports Nutritionists from Singapore Sport Institute as we explore a tonne of yummy food recipes - because who says that healthy food can't taste good?
Today we explore how to make:
1) Baked Oat Cups
2) Chia Seed Vanilla Pudding
3) Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding
Try out some of these recipes yourself while you are at home this period, and cook up a healthy feast for your loved ones! In this episode, we welcome Ziyi Kuek, former national skater and model. Find out who's the better chef in this episode of Wot'cha Cooking? Enjoy the programme!
Baked Oat Cups
These little beauties are like having a bowl of porridge in a muffin! With a shortage of flour at the moment, this recipe allows you to bake without flour, while enjoying the goodness of high fibre oats. The addition of salted caramel or chocolate chips really makes them a decadent breakfast or snack anytime of the day. A nice fun recipe for children to get involved with alongside their parents too while staying home during the circuit breaker.
Makes 12 muffins. Prep time 10 minutes plus 22-27 minutes baking
175g rolled oats
1tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2tbsp olive oil
50g / 1 small banana mashed
240ml milk / soy milk
75g salted caramel/chocolate chips
Small sliced apple
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
2. Grease muffins tins with olive oil.
3. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix.
4. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients and stir.
5. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, and add the wet ingredients. Mix to combine.
6. Pour the mixture into the prepared muffin tin and add a slice of apple to the top of each muffin before baking.
7. Bake for 22-25 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy straight away while warm or keep in the fridge for 2 days. These freeze well for up to one month. Rewarm before eating.
Chia Seed Vanilla Pudding
Chia seeds are amazing little things, packed with soluble fibre, protein, and the ability to thicken liquids to form a pudding like consistency. Low in sugar and carbohydrate, this recipe is very filling and fun to combine with fruit, nuts, granola and Greek yoghurt to create a dazzling parfait layered breakfast or dessert after dinner.
Makes two serves. Prep time 5 minutes plus two hours resting.
150ml coconut milk
30g chia seeds
1/2tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
1. Pour all ingredients into a bowl and stir well.
2. Allow the seeds to settle for 20 minutes, stiring every 5 minutes until the mixture thickens.
3. Place in the fridge for two hours, or overnight.
4. Check for preferred thickness, adding more liquid or seeds as desired. When ready to serve, pour into small glasses, layer with Greek yoghurt, fruit, nuts or granola, and enjoy!
Chia seed chocolate pudding
Follow the instructions for the chia seed vanilla pudding above, adding 1Tbsp of cocoa powder with the other ingredients. Mix well to ensure the powder dissolves. Top with dark 70% chocolate shavings for an extra antioxidant treat!