Take Time for a Better Breakfast

Flahavan’s Organic Oats Giveaway and a Better Breakfast:

This giveaway seems particularly appropriate during my War Time ration week as I am eating porridge for breakfast and flapjack for ‘dessert’.  And I have to say I am rather enjoying both.  While oats are a very economical way ingredient (and one that was never rationed during the war), they have a lovely nutty taste.

If you’d like the chance to win a whole selection of Flahavan’s organic oats and some rather fun goodies including an alarm clock, bamboo utensils and a branded apron then all you need to do is to tell me your favourite way to enjoy oats as a comment on this post, and then complete the rafflecopter for extra entries.

Why are Oats such a good idea?  well,

Porridge has the highest protein content of all cereals.

It’s an idea food for slimmers – low in calories but filling.

Oats can help to stabilise blood sugars – reducing the risk of type II diabetes

Eating porridge helps the brain to produce serotonin. Serotonin is a brain transmitter that helps keep our spirits up and our appetites down. Levels of serotonin dip when sunlight is low – i.e. during the winter months and can frequently lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder.

So now, would YOU like to win one of three hampers each worth around £50?  Just enter via the rafflecopter below, remembering to leave a comment on the blog first!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. make flapjacks :)

  2. Emma J Lowe says:

    everyone in the family love it when i make fruit flapjacks with nice and juicy currants.

  3. I love oatmeal for breakfast, especially during the winter. It warms you up while filling you up :)

  4. I tolerate oatmeal with apples and cinnamon. Cheerios is my favorite cold cereal. I can even choke down a few oatmeal cookies (though more fond of chocolate chip). My wife recently purchased a 42 oz tub of the stuff. It will probably last until Armageddon. I couldn’t imagine “winning” more. ;o

  5. Looks like I’ll have to start eating some more oatmeal in the mornings! Thanks for the reminder, Fiona!

  6. Warm porridge is my fab way to enjoy oats. It’s a lovely comforting breakfast treat to ease you into the day :)

  7. iain maciver says:

    every morning have porridge, with milk without fail,love it with a passion

  8. Amanda Steel says:

    With granola

  9. Love to make flapjacks with them – yum!

  10. Hannah Bartram says:

    I love having porridge for my breakfast, has to have a good dollop of golden syrup in tho :)

  11. emma cella says:

    I love oatmeal for breakfast

  12. Kevin Honey says:

    Flapjacks with cherries!

  13. claire woods says:


  14. Christina Curtis says:

    Porridge or Flapjacks!

  15. definitely porridge but made with soya milk and sprinkled with really dark sugar

  16. Maya Russell says:

    My favourite way is porridge with a spoonful of malt barley.

  17. a delicious baked honey and fruit, Oat flapjack for me

  18. Ttrockwood says:

    I make baked oatmeal with apples and raisins for a breakfast treat!

  19. I LOVE making crock pot steel cut oats. Dump everything in the night before and you have hot oats for breakfast and enough leftovers for the rest of the week!

  20. Chris Davies says:

    Flapjack for me, what a beauty dessert!

  21. Hazel Rea says:

    Nothing beats porridge with honey and banana on top.

  22. David Price says:

    I eat oatbran porridge everyday

  23. sandra henderson says:

    My gran used to roll her fish in oats then cook it and its really good still makes me it when i go and visit.

  24. dragonfly63 says:

    mix oatmeal, nuts, raisins, seeds etc to your own recipe to make a luxury muesli for a fraction of the cost of posh Knesset.

  25. I love making Flapjacks. :)


  26. Blueberry flapjacks…heaven!!

  27. Oats made into toasty granola – yum!

  28. kayleigh Dawn says:

    Homeade Chocolate bakewell flapjack! Yummy!

  29. I enjoy making homemade flapjacks.

  30. Janine Bailey says:

    I love it for breakfast, flapjacks and use in my crumbles x

  31. julie thomas says:

    I’m a big fan of porridge, love it for breakfast but also in cookies. It gives cookies a lovely texture and a great taste too

  32. I do like porridge for my breakfast

  33. I love porridge – a real treat on a Sunday morning when i have time to enjoy it. Love it with some golden syrup swirled into it.

  34. oat biscuits and cakes :-)

  35. Jasmine Collier says:

    I love porridge for breakfast especially with some raisins and sultanas stirred in!

  36. Tracey Belcher says:

    For Breakfast with Maple Syrup or in a FlapJack! yummy

  37. Porridge with honey(I’m a beekeeper, so only the finest honey from my own bees will do :-))

  38. Kim Carberry says:

    Flapjacks covered in chocolate :)

  39. Sarah Jauch says:

    I love them in the morning with golden syrup on top :)

  40. elaine stokes says:

    Flapjacks yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy with chocolate bits in

  41. Rainie Bish says:

    I love porridge with whatever fruit is in season

  42. Ursula Bingham says:

    golden syrup flapjacks with lots of spice and cinnamon

  43. has to be flapjacks :)

  44. Sue McCarthy says:

    I don’t eat oats but I do feed them to the birds, especially in winter.

  45. Jen Schofield says:

    Porridge with a dollop of chocolate sauce on top – yum!

  46. Porridge!

  47. Oat biscuits

  48. Muesli :)

  49. Sheila Reeves says:

    Porridge every time, fills you up – cheap too!

  50. Mark Finch says:

    I just love porridge with sultanas and brown sugar sprinkled on top

  51. I adore Flahavans jumbo porridge oats! (I haven’t tried any of their other products though!) At the moment, my favourite way to eat them is to turn them into chocolatey granola clusters which we then eat for breakfast with milk, or for dessert with yoghurt. Delicious!

  52. I adore granola. I could eat it for breakfast. lunch and dinner – and sometimes do!

  53. Katy C Johnston says:

    Porridge with honey and milk!

  54. Patricia Whittaker says:

    I love to add some oats to my crumble mix to make a lovely crunchy topping.

  55. flapjacks or porridge

  56. flapjacks!

  57. Porridge for breakfast is the best – chocolate porridge better still 😉

  58. cinnamon flapjack

  59. porridge – simple and yumm

  60. As part of a crumble topping – sweet or savoury. Oat so delicious!

  61. Diana Cotter says:

    Oat and cherry flapjacks for me – porridge made with water if I’m being good :)

  62. i have porridge for breakfast with a little bit of jam

  63. Emily Hutchinson says:

    I use oats to make my own muesli, much cheaper than buying it ready made.

  64. melanie stirling says:

    I love nothing more than milky porridge for my breakfast :)


    I love porridge – my favourite breakfast! xoxo

  66. american style cookies with oat flakes, raisins and chocolate chunks :)

  67. Jane Willis says:

    Lovely home made flapjack. Delicious!

  68. Diane Carey says:

    Flapjacks or incorporated into the crumble on a fruit crumble

  69. Rennene Hartland says:

    I love to have my oats for breakfast with Raisins, cinnamon and honey

  70. Hannah Oneill says:

    Porridge with brown sugar

  71. I love flapjacks

  72. carol phile says:

    mmm porridge

  73. Porridge

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