The mind was made to think but sometimes it hates doing so in the morning. Otherwise, why is it that easy to get stuck in a rut with breakfast? Finding the answer to this might take a while, instead, I will highlight a few easy healthy breakfast recipes, which will inspire the cook within and help you start your mornings in high spirit. Think of this as a body kick-starter that will help you get the most out of your day.
The good thing about oats is that they are highly nutritious, high in fibre and antioxidants, satisfying and they help you lose weight. Therefore if you’re tired of Weetabix or boiling oatmeals the conventional way, here’s a recipe that will rekindle your taste buds by adding a little oomph to this savoury dish.
All you need to ace this breakfast recipe is a bit of planning in addition to the following ingredients.
½ cup of oatmeal
1 cup of milk
1 heaped teaspoon of cocoa powder
1 heaped teaspoon of broken pieces of chocolate
1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon of peanut butter or Nutella
Bring the milk to a near boil then add the oats. Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 6 minutes. As the mixture starts to thicken add Nutella/peanut butter, cocoa powder and sugar if needed. Once you achieve the right consistency, turn off the heat then stir in the chocolate pieces. You can season your dish with fruit toppings like strawberry, bananas or berries.
This meal in a bowl is a powerful source of antioxidants and anti-ageing benefits. Chocolate lowers the risk of heart disease and contains just the right amount of caffeine to boost your energy and stimulate your brain. Of course, consume it in moderation.
- Banana pancakes
Bananas are rich in a mineral called potassium which helps in maintaining fluid levels while regulating the movement of nutrients and waste in the cells. Switch up your morning routine with a breakfast recipe that gives you banana pancakes in the following simple steps.
For this you need;
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Mash the bananas in a bowl using a fork. On a separate dish, break and whisk the eggs. Add the eggs into the bananas. Add vanilla and cinnamon in the mixture then stir.
On a medium heated frying pan add the mixture in scoops. Wait until the pancake turns golden brown before turning to cook the other side. Garnish with honey then serve. Try these pancakes with milk. You’ll love it.
Nuts about bananas? Here are more delicious banana recipes for you.
- French toast sausage roll up
Bread is one of the underrated ingredients yet it can be used in very many recipes. Well, aside from making a traditional French toast or a sandwich that is. To make this French toast sausage roll up you will need;
5 Slices of white bread
5 cooked sausages
¼ cup of milk
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Honey to garnish
On a bowl, break the eggs. Add milk, flour, vanilla, cinnamon and stir the mixture.
Remove the crust from the bread such that you’re only left with the inner soft part. Flatten the slice of bread using a rolling pin. Place a sausage in each slice then roll tightly to make a sausage roll-up.
Preheat the frying pan and grease with butter or oil. Dip the sausage roll-ups in the egg mixture and place on the hot pan.
Cook for a few minutes turning gently until golden brown on all sides. Garnish with honey and serve warm.
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Bonus; In addition to the above breakfast recipes, you can use bread to make so many fancy shapes and faces for your child. All you need to do is add slices of bread in a toaster. Use the adjustment knob to decide how on crispy you want the toast. Spread mashed avocados or peanut butter on the toast. Use fruits like bananas, berries and strawberries to get creative with faces and shapes. Check out these recipes for delicious snacks.
Feature image via Jessica Gavin