Bread is a staple in most South African households. While the recipes below call for different types of bread – you can use whatever bread you have at home.
Seeded Whole Wheat Date Balls
- 4 slices in Low GI Seeded Whole Wheat bread, blitzed into a crumb
- 1 cup of pitted dates
- ½ cup walnuts – chopped
- ¼ cup desiccated coconut
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- ½ tsp flaked sea salt
- ½ cup desiccated coconut for coating
- Place all the ingredients (except for the coating – ½ cup desiccated coconut) into a food processor and pulse until a coarse sticky dough is formed.
- Remove and place into a bowl.
- Roll the mixture into large marble sized balls.
- Place the desiccated coconut into a bowl and roll the balls into the coconut, coating evenly.
- Enjoy as a snack on the go or in a lunchbox for the kids.
Cranberry Bread Breakfast Cups
- 6 slices SASKO Low GI Cranberry Brown Bread
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in quarters
- 1 handful baby spinach, washed
- Salt and pepper
- Chives for garnish
- 1 tsp butter for greasing muffin tin
- Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
- Cut the crusts off the bread slices and cut into squares.
- Roll the bread flat with a rolling pin.
- Push the slices into a greased muffin tin.
- Place into the oven and bake for +-5 minutes.
- Remove and add the spinach, a few tomatoes and a cracked egg into the cup.
- Season and add a few tomatoes on top.
- Bake in the oven until cooked through and golden.
- Remove from the oven and cool slightly before removing from the pan.
- Garnish with chopped chives.
Whole Wheat Chicken Schnitzel
- 3 slices SASKO Low GI Whole Wheat Brown Bread, blitzed to a crumb
- 2 chicken breasts, sliced open and flattened with a rolling pin
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- Salt and pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 baby red cabbage, shaved
- 1 baby white cabbage, shaved
- 3 spring onions, sliced
- 1 apple, cut into matchsticks
- 50 ml olive oil
- 30 ml apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup plain yoghurt
- 20 g mint, finely chopped
- ½ lemon, juiced
- Olive oil, for frying
- Mix the chia seeds and the SASKO Low GI Whole Wheat Brown Bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.
- Place the beaten egg in a separate bowl.
- Dip the flattened chicken breast into the egg and then into the bread crumb mixture, coating the breast fully. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix the two cabbages, the apple and the spring onions.
- Toss the slaw in the olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Season and set aside.
- In a bowl, mix the yoghurt, lemon juice and the mint. Set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the chicken schnitzel until golden brown on both sides. Season.
- Serve the schnitzel with slaw and a drizzle of the minted yoghurt.
Oats & Honey Bread Pudding
*Serves 4- 6
- 10 slices SASKO Low GI Oats and Honey Flavoured White Bread
- 15g butter, melted
- 1 apple, cored and sliced thinly
- 600ml milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3 tbsp castor sugar
- 1 large egg, plus 3 yolks
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup shaved coconut flakes
- Handful of raspberries for garnish (optional)
- Brush the bread with a little melted butter on one side, then cut into triangles and layer butter-side up with the apple in an ovenproof dish.
- Heat all the milk in a pan with the vanilla until almost boiling, then remove from the heat.
- Beat the sugar with the egg and egg yolks in a bowl, then pour over the milk, whilst continuously whisking.
- Strain back into the pan.
- Cook over a medium heat until the mixture just coats the back of a spoon, then add the cinnamon.
- Pour over the bread, then leave to soak for 20 minutes.
- Top with coconut flakes.
- Preheat the oven to 170°C, then bake the pudding for 30-40 minutes until the custard is set and the tips of the bread slices are golden.
- Garnish with fresh raspberries.
Soy & Linseed Salmon & Avo Toast
- 4 slices SASKO Low GI Soy and Linseed White Bread
- 1 avocado
- 80g smoked salmon or smoked trout ribbons
- 100g cream cheese
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp Linseeds, toasted
- Micro herbs, for garnish
- Spoon the avocado out of the skin and smash in a bowl, keeping it chunky.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Toast the bread.
- Top the toast with the cream cheese, smashed avocado and salmon ribbons (you can use ham as well if salmon is not in your budget).
- Sprinkle the linseeds on top of the salmon or ham and garnish with micro herbs.
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