I love Yorkshire puddings and I adore good sausages …so why wouldn’t I like a Toad in the Hole? Well because sometimes the sausages are high in fat and greasy; the batter is the same; and the nutritional stats don’t add up. This is a recipe that addresses those shortcomings…it’s much lower in fat than you can ever imagine; has a light and crispy batter that every Yorkshire girl yearns for; has added nutrition with oats; and I have found most bariatrics can tolerate this. You can add some mustard to the mix to give an extra kick or even a sprinkle of fresh or dried herbs for some more flavour. Whatever you choose to do it will be a winner and a great Bariatric Budget Busting recipe…I serve mine with a few low-sugar and low-fat baked beans!
OATMEAL TOAD IN THE HOLE
low-fat cooking spray
450g/1 lb low-fat sausages
100g plain flour/1 cup all-purpose flour
50g/2 oz medium oatmeal
2 medium eggs, beaten
200ml/generous 1 cup semi-skimmed milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 220 c/425 F/gas mark 7.
2. Generously spritz a small roasting tin/pan with low-fat cooking spray, add the sausages and cook in the oven for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, place the flour, oatmeal, eggs, milk and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl and whisk very well to make a combined batter. If you’re adding mustard or herbs do so at this stage.
4. Pour over the sausages and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sausages and batter are golden and risen.
WLS PORTION: 1/2
CALORIES PER PORTION: 338
Image courtesy of www.allaboutoats.com