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Scan bran ideas!!!

#1
#2
ScanBran is very - well, branny I suppose is the word! They are quite hard so they need something soft to go with them. I actually like them with cottage cheese - the two textures seem to go quite well together.

You can have five as a HEX B - but I would find it very difficult to get through five of them at one sitting. There's an awful lot of chewing in them! And you might want to have one or two and see how your digestive system reacts before going for the full five.

Alternatively, there are lots of recipes using ScanBran which you will find in the recipe section. You can make quite nice cakes with it, which are very filling and great for when you just need something sweet. And there are recipes on the Slimming World website.

Other ideas: Stitch them together and make a nice new doormat? Got any shoes that need new soles? Or a hole in the roof?

(Sorry - I know it was a serious enquiry, just couldn't resist!)
 
#4
I always have a scan bran cake made - it saves my diet on many ocassions. I also like them with sliced banana or LC light triangles and marmite.
 
#5
I should also have said that consultants often say that members who have ScanBran regularly do have bigger weightlosses.
I can think of something else they have regularly that's bigger too! :D

Personally, I would put them in the bin- they are depressing 'diet' food that makes me sad. There is too much nice (free) food in the world to eat a scan bran
 
#6
I love making parkin with mine!

2 HEX Bs & 2 Syns for whole thing OR
9.5 syns for whole thing

5 scan bran
28g oats
1 tbsp treacle
15g Splenda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs

Soak the scan bran in boiling water for 1 min. Drain and add all the ingredients apart from eggs. Mix well. Add eggs and mix well again. Pour in small tin and bake for 20-25 mins at 180.
 

malaika

Lover of Extra Easy
#7
A few nice recipes with Scan Bran:

Low-Syn chocolate cake
Syns: 9 Syns for the whole cake

You will need:
5 Scan Bran
3 beaten eggs
1 level tbsp golden syrup
1oz cocoa powder
½ mug sweetener

Soak the Scan Bran in boiling
water to soften. Then drain and
mash.

Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a microwavable bowl.
Microwave on high for 7 minutes. When cooked the cake will be springy to the
touch and will have pulled away from the side.
For a free topping, pile with (defrosted) frozen forest fruits or top with
chocolate spread (4½ Syns per tbsp).

Scan Bran carrot cake
Syns: 12 Syns for the whole cake

You will need:
4 Scan Bran, crushed
1 Weetabix, crushed
5oz grated carrot
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 level tbsp runny honey
2 level tbsp mincemeat
3 beaten eggs
For the topping:
1 pot quark skimmed milk soft cheese
Lemon juice
Sweetener to taste
Method:

Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C.
Mix all the ingredients together.
Transfer the mix into a baking tin lined with non-stick baking parchment and
bake for 1 hour.
When cooked turn onto a wire rack to cool.
For the topping mix the quark with lemon juice and sweetener to taste and
spread onto the cake once cooled.

Onion bhajis
Syns: 2½ Syns for all the bhajis on Green or Extra Easy, 10½ Syns on Original

You will need:
5 Scan Bran
1/3 cup hot water
1 egg, beaten
1 large (8oz/227g) potato
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp turmeric
Fry Light

Method:
1 Crumble the Scan Bran until it resembles breadcrumbs.
2 Add the water and egg and soak for 10 minutes.
3 Peel and grate the potato and peel and chop the onions and garlic.
4 Mix with the Scan Bran mixture.
5 Add the curry powder, turmeric & seasoning.
6 Shape into bhajis.
7 Fry in Fry Light until cooked.

Scan Bran Scotch eggs
Syns per Scotch egg: 1 Syn on
Original & Extra Easy, 6 Syns on Green

Syns per half Scotch egg: ½ Syn on
Original & Extra Easy, 3 Syns on Green
You will need:
5 hard boiled eggs
8 pack Morrisons Eat Smart Less Than
3% Fat Pork Sausages
½ oz/14g flour to dust hands only
3 eggs, beaten
2 Scan Bran, crushed

Method:
Hard boil 5 eggs. Cool in running water, then take off the shells.
Skin the sausages, cut through skin lengthways and take out the meat.
Using a little of the flour to dust hands, take 1½ sausages and roll into a ball.
Then press out to 4½” diameter.
Place a boiled egg in the centre and form the meat around the egg to cover it
completely.
Repeat until all 5 are covered.
Beat the 3 eggs in a basin for the coating.
Dip the meat-covered eggs into the beaten eggs and then into the crushed
Scan Bran.
Place on a baking tray, spray the scotch eggs with Fry Light and cook in the
oven for approximately 15/20 minutes at 200°C/Gas Mark 6.
When cooked, allow to cool, then cut in half and serve.
 

judimac

Mad old Bat with Attitude
#8
I can think of something else they have regularly that's bigger too! :D

LOL CP!

I actually have a packet, Lord knows why I bought it! I'll make them into something! As a crispbread they are rather like sandpaper!I have previously suggested putting them round your favourite plants to deter snails.
 

malaika

Lover of Extra Easy
#9
I can think of something else they have regularly that's bigger too! :D

LOL CP!

I actually have a packet, Lord knows why I bought it! I'll make them into something! As a crispbread they are rather like sandpaper!I have previously suggested putting them round your favourite plants to deter snails.
LOL Judi!
They are awful on their own... YUK!
I also made Christmas mince pies from a recipe that's somewhere here and they were yum, though not really pies as there is no pastry.
One girl brought some to a taster spread with peanut butter and banana on top.
Was ok, but I rather save my syns for something more tasty!
 
#10
This ginger cake is very nice - it is ten and a half syns for the whole cake, but it is very filling and very sweet, so a little goes a long way.

5 scan bran
2 level tbsp black treacle
2 level tbsp golden syrup
3-4 level tbsp Splenda (or similar free granulated sweetener)
2 beaten eggs
2 tsp ground ginger

Break up the scan bran and soak in warm water until soft. Mash with a fork, breaking down any big lumps.
Combine the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Combine the egg mixture with the scan bran and mix well.
Place in a microwavable dish and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes.
Serve hot or cold.
 
#11
Thanks for all of the great suggestions!! Am about to sit down and plan my weekly menu.............I haven't done this for the last couple of weeks, and my diet has definitely suffered because of it!!! Whoops!!!! I have heard it tastes like cardboard!! But if it helps then I'm happy to give it a go!!!
 
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