With just weeks to go I am thinking a lot more about my nutrition on the run up to the Marathon and what better way to start a day and ensure I am fueled up for all my runs than with Mornflake Organic Oats. I have been given a box to review which I have to say is a great box and one I will keep when my oats are gone, and here is my review for you.
Mornflake Oats History – This information is taken from The Rather Amazing Story of Mornflake
Ever since I was knee-high to a grasshopper I have known of Mornflake Oats, this is because they are based in my home town of Crewe in South Cheshire. Mornflake have been milling for over 300 years. They are a family firm and their family tree is as straight forward as you can find with a member of the Lea family running the mill from 1675 to the present day. The biggest boost to Mornflake was probably in world war 2 when the Ministry of Food decided that the nation needed to be fed properly. Phillip Lea created Mornflake and began providing the country with high quality flaked oats , oatmeal and other products.
Making the Oats
To make the oats it is a simple process and the box instructions are as follows:
- 40g oats
- 285mls water 1/2 pint (milk or half milk/water)
- Bring to the boil
- Stir continuously for one minute
- Remove from heat and stand for one minute
How I did it, well the factual account is how I did it with Doug instructing me as he would usually make my porridge (I am too well looked after)
- One ramekin oats with a dash of salt
- one ramekin water
- One ramekin milk
- Bung it all in
- Bring to the boil and simmer
- Stir until it looks good
Job done and now for the bit that I am good at:
Eating the Oats
Sometimes I like to add fruit to my oats but for my first tasting of Mornflake Organic Oats I had them just as they are were. I put them into a nice deep cereal bowl and tucked in. They were a great consistency and tasted smooth and creamy. I was full to bursting when I was done and happily pogged.
Thumbs up bits
Really easy to make and tasted great, nice and creamy with not to big not to small oats and you do not need alot to fill you up! Doug liked it and the twins liked the bit they tasted too!!
Thumbs down bits
No thumbs down bits really which is good, if had to find anything I’d say I wish the box was not cardboard because I love the design and it is a thumbs down that I had to share 😦
Want to try them?
If you would like to try out Mornflakes Organic Oats yourself they are available at Morrisons, Waitrose and Ocado for around £1.89 for 750g.
These oats will be great for runners and everyone who wants fueling through their day or just a tasty breakfast for young and old.
Its thumbs up from me!