Cheese, Carrot & Marmite Oaty Bread

cheese, carrot & marmite oaty bread

Following on from my recipe for Sugar Free Oaty Apple Breakfast Muffins the other week, I am still on my quest to make some not only new, not only tasty but healthier snack options for my two boys. Now that I have more time on my hands now that they are both at school (*sniff sniff*), it allows me more time to get in the kitchen and experiment with some ideas that I have had for a while, but not had the opportunity to try out.

My two, like me, both have a sweet tooth, so I thought it would make a change to create a snack for after school of their lunch boxes which is savoury but also packed full of goodness. Inspired by a recipe I was sent by the Making Sense Of Sugar  team, I adapted one of there recipes for savoury cheese and sundried tomato oat muffins. As I mentioned in my other recipe post, oats are a source of fiber-rich, slow-burn carbohydrates which provide a steady stream of energy that your children’s bodies and brains need.

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Now, my two do not like tomatoes so I thought I would make cheese and carrot muffins instead. But then I thought I would add some Marmite because not only is it good for them due to it being a source of Vitamin B, but it does add flavour to food. I chose to make a loaf instead of little muffins, many because I did not have any muffin cases, but also because i thought a bread would look nice and might be more appealing to the boys. 

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I got Burton to assist me after school one afternoon because I hoped that by seeing what the bread was made from, and by helping me to make it would encourage him to try it and, fingers crossed, like it too!

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Here is the recipe

Cheese, Carrot & Marmite Oaty Bread
a savoury loaf for kids
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Cook Time
50 min
Cook Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large carrot, peeled and grated finely
  2. 65g regular or jumbo rolled oats, plus 1tbsp for sprinkling
  3. 235g self raising flour
  4. 100g Cheddar cheese, grated
  5. 1 tsp marmite
  6. 1 egg, beaten
  7. 50g butter, melted
  8. 225ml semi-skimmed milk
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  2. Grease and line a loaf tin
  3. Keep 1 tbsp of oats and 1 tbsp of cheese back for later
  4. In a bowl, mix the oats, flour and cheese together
  5. Stir in the carrots.
  6. Separately, mix together the egg, butter , marmite and milk and mix into the flour to form a batter.
  7. Carefully spoon into the loaf tin and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tbsp of oats and cheese over the top of the loaf
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden on the outside and cooked right through
Mummy Mishaps http://www.mummymishaps.co.uk/

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Aswell as making a great alternative to sandwiches in a lunch box, this bread is also lovely covered in spread or butter for teatime or maybe even for breakfast.

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This recipe was inspired by some I was sent from Making Sense of Sugar.

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  1. I love the sound of this. I’ve made a few sneaky root veg soda breads in my time but I’ve never thought to add marmite – I’ll definitely be adding a spoonful in next time I make one. Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare this week x

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