Flahavans Review

 Here is an update about Flahavans that i just received

  Flahavan’s has just broken the Guinness World Record for the largest bowl of oats ever made

check out the video :-) 

At the same time as getting to review Riso Gallo i was also sent Flahaven's Irish Oatmeal

I love the tin it came in I think it’s so nice to look at and I hate boxes or bags of products like this as I feel that lose their quality so it was very nice to see a lot of thought had gone in to that its quick and easy to make using either water or milk and on the hob or microwave personally I chose milk and did it in the microwave as I was trying to do about 10 other things at once lol it came out very nice I had done it perfect it was creamy not too much not to little I also added 2 spoons of honey to give it a bit of sweetness I have not eaten oatmeal or anything for a long time so I really enjoyed the full feeling I got from eating this which you don’t get from other cereals this tin has all the instructions on and it says it has 17 servings well I’m not sharing lol

So now let’s move on to look at the company and a little bit more information
The Flahavan’s UK range includes: Organic Porridge Oats, Coarse Cut Oatmeal, Quick Oats, Irish Porridge Oats, Irish Organic Jumbo Oats and Multi seed

Company Overview
Flahavan's is a family company milling quality Irish oats for over six generations at the family mill. We are Ireland's leading producer of top quality oat-based products for the retail, wholesale and export sectors. Our unique milling process cooks the oats twice which give Flahavan's products their distinctive texture and taste. Flahavan's is the UK’s leading organic oat provider.

Flahavan's (or Flahavans) is Ireland's oldest privately owned family company It has been run by the Flahavan family for over six generations . The current chairman is John Flahavan.

The factory has produced Ireland's most popular oats-based breakfast from the same site in Kilmacthomas for over 200 years from the first iteration of its old water-driven mill

Flahavan's porridge has a distinctive texture and taste because all of the oats used in the making of Flahavan's are grown locally, chosen from a select panel of growers. The region around Kilmacthomas has it's own micro-climate, nestling beneath the shelter of the Comeragh mountains while also being relatively close to the sea. This means that the area does not get very cold winters, which gives a better quality oat grain.

here is a small preview of their products

Flahavan’s Quick Oats
For those in a rush, a bowl of Flahavan’s Quick Oats, is the perfect answer. Ready in just 2 minutes there’s simply no excuse to miss out on a nutritious and tasty breakfast

 Serves 1
Using the easy measuring scoop inside...
1. Measure 2 level scoops (30g) of Flahavan’s Irish Quick Oats Original
2. Add 4 scoops (170ml) of cold water/milk in a deep bowl allowing over an inch at the top of the bowl of oats to cook
3. Microwave for 2 minutes stir and serve.

Flahavan’s Quick are available in Waitrose and ASDA stores nationwide

 Flahavan’s Organic Oats
Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridge

1. Take a half-cup of Flahavan's Organic Oat and add in one cup of water (or milk) and mix in a deep bowl. Do not cover.
2. Microwave for 3 minutes
3. Leave to stand for 1 minute, stir briskly and serve.

Flahavan’s Organic Oats are available in Waitrose and Tesco stores nationwide

Goldilocks Porridge

Suitable for Bears of all ages!
Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridge

Cover one cupful of Flahavan's Irish Oat in boiling water to soak overnight.
1. In the morning add 1 cup of milk to the oats and cook for about 5 minutes. You may use a microwave if you prefer.
2. Serve with natural cane sugar sprinkled over the porridge. As an alternative you could use some honey.

Spicy Porridge

Serves 4 x 40g servings

1 ½ cups apple juice
½ cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 ¼ cups of Flahavan's Jumbo Oats
¼ cups sweetened dried cranberries or raisins
¼ cup of low-fat milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

1. Mix the apple juice, water and salt in a medium sized saucepan, bring to the boil.
2. Stir in oats and cranberries/raisins, reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in milk, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, cook for 1 minute.
3. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with walnuts.
Microwave method:

1. Mix first 5 ingredients in a medium sized bowl and microwave at high for 4 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring after 2 minutes.
2. Stir in milk, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. Let stand, cover for 1 minute.
4. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with walnuts.

Hot Toddy Porridge

Not for the faint-hearted!

Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridge

1. Stir one cupful of Flahavan's Irish Oats into 2 ½ cupfuls of cold water/milk.
2. Bring to the boil and cook briskly for 3 minutes, stirring all the time.
3. Cooking time will be reduced if Oats are soaked overnight.

Top up with a swirl of cream, sprinkle with demerra sugar (or brown sugar) with a generous tablespoon of whiskey mixed in.

Fruity Porridge

When you're feeling a little fruity!

Serves 2 x 40g helpings of Flahavan's porridge

1. Stir one cupful of Flahavan's Irish Oats into 2 ½ cupfuls of cold water/milk.
2. Bring to the boil and cook briskly for 3 minutes, stirring all the time.
3. Cooking time will be reduced if Oats are soaked overnight.
4. For a real treat add chopped dried apricots, dates, raisins, sultanas or prunes.

Here are some serving suggestions

 Boozy Christmas Porridge
This breakfast is full of festive flavours and will keep you feeling satisfied and cosy on any day of the chilly Christmas period.
Serves 1
40g/2oz Flahavan’s Organic Oats
25g/1oz dried cranberries
4 dried dates, chopped
Pinch of ground cinnamon
200ml/7floz milk
6 pecans (chopped if preferred)
1-2 tbsp Irish cream liqueur
Place the oats in a small pan with all the ingredients except the liqueur. Simmer for 5 minutes until thickened. Serve in a bowl drizzle with liqueur and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Superfood Porridge
Why not add Omega3 packed seeds and manuka honey to your porridge to give your immune system a boost every morning?
Serves 1
40g /1 ½oz Flahavan’s Coarse Cut Oatmeal
200ml / ½ pint milk plus a little extra to serve
1 tsp manuka honey
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp pumpkin seeds sprinkled
Place the oatmeal, milk and honey in a small pan and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add a little extra milk at the end of cooking to give a softer consistency if liked. Serve drizzled with honey and topped with the chia and pumpkin seeds.

Healthy Prepare Ahead Organic Porridge
Soak your oats and fruit overnight in apple juice with dried fruits too, it's ready in the morning to pack into a tub and take to work.
Serves 3-4
200g/7oz Flahavan’s Organic Oats
500ml /1 pint organic apple juice
200ml /7 fl oz organic natural yogurt
150g /6oz organic dried fruits (prunes, apricots, dried apple, raisins and pear) chopped
Place the oats in a non metallic bowl and stir in the apple juice, yogurt and dried fruits. Cover and place in the fridge overnight where it will swell up and thicken. Stir more milk, cream, yogurt or apple juice into it just before serving.

Would love to see some more products added to the range but i deffinatly love the oatmeal 

Would you like to try some too ok well if you would like to know where you can buy in the U.K and Ireland take a look Here 

So for more information Please do take a look at their Website and Facebook

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