A good breakfast is a vital start to the day, but many typical breakfasts contain milk, which a number of people have issues digesting. Milk contains different beta-casein proteins, the A1 and the A2, many people who believe they are intolerant to milk and dairy, or think that they are lactose intolerant might be reacting to the A1 protein found in milk, but be able to tolerate the A2 protein. a2 milk comes from cows who naturally only produce the A2 protein, so those with an A1 intolerance can safely enjoy milk.
a2 Milk contains lactose. Lactose is the sugar which is present in all milk, unless it is labelled ‘lactose free’. If you have been diagnosed with lactose intolerance by your doctor, a2 Milk will not resolve any digestion problems. If you have any questions about a2 milk and its suitability for you, you can contact their nutritionist, Melanie Bibby via this page. Please also consult your GP for advice if you are concerned about food allergies or intolerances.
I quite look forward to the start of autumn and the switch from cereal and smoothies to a warming bowl of porridge and its numerous variations. This comforting twist on a bowl of porridge tastes like carrot cake, but with no added refined sugars or oil. You can prepare the mixture the night before and then bake first thing in the morning. Or bake in advance in silicon muffin cases, and microwave for a super speedy breakfast to go.
a2 Milk Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- 80 g oats
- 50 g carrot – grated
- 15 g raisins
- 15 g walnuts – broken into small pieces
- ½ tsp mixed spices – cinnamon (cardamom & nutmeg)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 160 ml semi skimmed a2 milk
- 1 tbs maple syrup (or honey)
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 190C (fan 180) / Gas Mark 5.
- Mix the dry ingredients together, stir in the milk, maple syrup or honey and the vanilla essence.
- Divide between two oiled mini casseroles, or 6 silicone cupcake cases.
- Bake for 30 – 35 minutes until puffed and golden around the edge.
- Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.
- You can keep these for 2 days in the fridge and reheat in the microwave.
Recipe commissioned by a2 milk.
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