½ tsp (2.5 mL) butter for prepared heart loaf pan or cookie sheet
½ cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, softened
½ cup (125 mL) raw honey + 2 tbsp. (30 mL) for drizzle
2 large eggs
1 cup (250 mL) Greek 2 % vanilla yogurt
1 cup (250 mL) Rogers Original Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains
1 cup (250 mL) ground walnuts + 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped walnuts for topping
1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
½ tsp (2.5 mL) baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp (30 mL) cocoa powder (optional)
This delicious kid-friendly one-bowl loaf recipe is perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth while having the heart-healthy ingredients of walnuts and Rogers Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains. Plus it has the added protein from the Greek yogurt. The honey gives it a moist sweetness that makes it easy to cut into mini loaves after it is baked. Have fun with it this Valentine’s Day and remember to leave some walnuts and honey to top it off.
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare a 9 x 2 ¼ inch heart shape loaf pan with butter.
In a large bowl, beat butter and honey well. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each egg. Mix in yogurt, Rogers Original Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains and walnuts until well blended. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder (optional).
Pour batter into loaf pan and bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes until dark golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, remove and place on wire rack. Drizzle with honey and top with chopped walnuts, serve warm.
Recipe Option Use a 10 X 15 inch cookie sheet, then once baked (30 minutes) and cooled, cut into mini loaves with a 4 inch heart shaped cookie cutter.
This loaf can be stored in an air-tight container for up to three days in the refrigerator. Just reheat, drizzle with honey and serve.
Irene Matys: recipe curator, freelance food stylist, writer and farm-to-table advocate at the Spicy Olive.