The FastDay Forum

5:2 Diet Recipes

20 posts Page 1 of 2
I know lots of us like oatmeal or porridge on a fast day as its quick and filling - I'd never thought of adding an egg (or egg white if you prefer) but this recipe and the photos look really delicious. :like:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/protein-oatmeal-add-an-egg-yall_n_6288246.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
My paternal grandfather always had an egg in his bowl of porridge :) An egg was such an expensive food item back then (relatively) that the butteriness it added made him feel like a king. :)
That sounds horrible, I had images of an oaty omlette! I have porridge most mornings and I like eggs and the pictures do look really good but surely the egg will make the porridge set. Maybe I'll try it.
wildmissus wrote: That sounds horrible, I had images of an oaty omlette! I have porridge most mornings and I like eggs and the pictures do look really good but surely the egg will make the porridge set. Maybe I'll try it.

@wildmissus , when I was little, making my grandfather's porridge used to make me gag because I loathed eggs back then - but, no, it didn't set, if whipped properly, it just adds a velvety unctuousness to the dish of oats, IYSWIM (like the lovely custardy yolk you sometimes get in a poached, boiled, or fried egg, you know when you cut into it and it flows like a sauce?). He especially liked it with a dash of top of the milk, a lick of extra salt, and a small crunch of Demerara sugar, iirc.

ETA: my grandfather's porridge had a whole egg but I can see how it would still work with lightly whisked egg whites - I've used egg whites with a traybake or baked granola clusters before now.
It's only like a Dukan pancake. Two tbspn oatmeal, one egg and one tbspn fromage frais (OH has the fat free type). He has one every day for breakfast. Add salt for savory, stevia and cinnamon for sweet.
rawkaren wrote: It's only like a Dukan pancake.

The recipe in the OP is similar ingredients but different proportions and a very different texture (definitely still a bowl of porridge rather than a pancake/galette). It may be worth trying for those people who'd like a bit more protein in their breakfast and prefer foods such as porridge to eating eggs (say)? It might also be useful for those people for whom oats are not a low GI/GL food, no matter what the standard references say and for whom the protein addition might be rather more satiating. :)
Ok, I'm going to try it tomorrow - orgnanic jumbo rolled oats with dried apple, sultanas, cinnamon, milk and an egg. I'll let you know what I think of it.
Well this is what it looks like. I made it in a pan as normal took it off the heat and stirred in the whisked egg, when I put it back on the hob, I had to add more milk as it thickened up a lot. It just tastes like normal porridge but thicker.

porridge.jpg
My usual non-fast day breakfast is 2 scrambled eggs followed by porridge made with oats and water and a few raisins. Think I would prefer to keep the eggs and oats separate - feels like I am eating more...!! But I may give the combination a go...
Thanks @wildmissus for your photo and giving this the taste test. Did you find you had the "fuller longer" feeling?? I'm ready to try it tomorrow !!!!
@lovemyparrot, what I found was that it was so filling that I couldn't finish it all and perhaps because I didn't eat as much as I normally do I just felt that I'd had my normal portion, if you see what I mean.
i never thought of it, but now that you mention, i'm curious about how it taste.
Wow! Egg in porridge sounds delicious. It would definitely make me feel really full. I'm going to try that! Thanks!
programmedsmiles wrote: Wow! Egg in porridge sounds delicious. It would definitely make me feel really full. I'm going to try that! Thanks!


Welcome to the forum, @Programmedsmiles Please feel free to head over to the "Introduce Yourself" forum and post and introduction :-) https://forum.fastday.com/introduce-yourself-f1/
Ooooh that reminds me of when my mum cooks semolina (which we haven't had for ages) and she adds eggs. Mmmmm. Oh no what have you done?! I've got that on my mind now :confused:
20 posts Page 1 of 2
Similar Topics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

START THE 5:2 DIET WITH HELP FROM FASTDAY

Be healthier. Lose weight. Eat the foods you love, most of the time.

Learn about the 5:2 diet

LEARN ABOUT FASTING
We've got loads of info about intermittent fasting, written in a way which is easy to understand. Whether you're wondering about side effects or why the scales aren't budging, we've got all you need to know.

Your intermittent fasting questions answered ASK QUESTIONS & GET SUPPORT
Come along to the FastDay Forum, we're a friendly bunch and happy to answer your fasting questions and offer support. Why not join in one of our regular challenges to help you towards your goal weight?

Use our free 5:2 diet tracker FREE 5:2 DIET PROGRESS TRACKER & BLOG
Tracking your diet progress is great for staying motivated. Chart your measurements and keep tabs on your daily calorie needs. You can even create a free blog to journal your 5:2 experience!

cron