All posts filed under: Breakfast

Porridge with banana, cinnamon & brown sugar + low calorie series

Porridge is one of those delicious, warming breakfasts you HAVE to eat in Winter. It’s filling, warm, nutritious and best of all it only takes 90 seconds if you use the instant oat packs. This fits right into my low calorie series for breakfast. Here’s a super simple recipe for my favourite way to eat porridge! Per serve Calories 245 Carbohydrates 41g Fat 5g Protein 9g Porridge with banana, cinnamon and brown sugar (serves 1) – One sachet of Uncle Toby’s instant oats, plain – 1/2 banana, sliced – 1/2 cup skim milk – sprinkle of cinnamon – 1 tsp brown sugar Method. 1. In a small bowl combine the oats and milk. Microwave for 90 seconds. 2. Add the sugar and stir well. Top with banana and cinnamon. Enjoy! Advertisements

Lemon curd waffles + lemon curd recipe

In a few of my previous posts I’ve put up pictures and recipes that feature lemon curd, like the lemon curd, meringue and raspberry cupcakes featured in my wedding post, but with no recipe for it. Here is that recipe. It is the only recipe for lemon curd you will ever need because it is amazing and once you’ve made it I know you’ll feel the same. The curd is smooth, sweet and deliciously tangy and I love it on just about anything! You can spread it on some soft bread or use it as a topping for cakes and cupcakes or as a filling. The lemon curd recipe makes a fairly big amount but it does store well in the fridge. If you’re worried, just half the recipe. A simple but very yummy way to use the curd is to put it on some waffles. This particular post is a great example on how you can make something so damn good but really easily once you have curd. You don’t need to make the waffles, …

Vegan french toast with whipped coconut cream

I’ve been dabbling a bit in vegan cooking recently, trying new recipes and substitutions for favourites. So far I’ve learned that nuttelex is a godsend and almond milk always goes on sale the day after I buy it. More importantly I’ve learned that making a recipe vegan doesn’t mean you skimp out on taste and in some cases taste better than the original! An excellent example of this is french toast. I personally hate french toast, that was until I made this. I made this for some friends, and I kid you not, one of my friends (not vegan) said it was the best french toast he’s ever eaten. So what makes this recipe so good? Ripe mashed bananas, vanilla, cinnamon and almond milk are the only ingredients and they make the most delicious batter for your bread to soak up. The bananas give great texture and flavour, and the more ripe they are, the sweeter. The real secret here is to sprinkle brown sugar on the bread before you pan fry, that way they …

Breakfast Egg Bites

Sometimes eating breakfast can be such as hassle, especially when you were meant to leave for work 10 minutes ago. No time to sit there eating cereal and watch the clock tick by. Ladies and gentlemen, I have the solution for you. I feel like I’m pitching some miracle tonic here, but seriously, these egg bites are the answer to your breakfast problems. They’re freezable, they’re full of protein, they only need a quick zap in the microwave, you can eat them on the go and last but not least, two of these babies will fill you up until lunch time, no doubt. This recipe uses chicken, tomato, cheese, onion and parsley as the main flavours, but you can change these ingredients to what ever you like! Feeling a bit Greek? Add some red onion, olives and feta cheese. How about some Spanish? Chuck in some chopped chorizo. You gettin’ my drift? Making a batch of these means you have a delicious, filling breakfast no matter how much time you have. Let’s make some! Preheat your …

Lemon & blueberry greek yoghurt protein pancakes

You know how sometimes you just really want pancakes for breakfast? A lot of the time I can’t justify them because I eat a low carb/high protein diet and pancakes don’t quite cut it in the protein department. Well, I did some searching for a pancake recipe that includes greek yoghurt, uses oat flour instead of wheat, and how to omit the banana that’s always added. Ta-daa! These light and fluffy pancakes use lovely fresh lemon juice, zest and blueberries with oat flour, protein powder and greek yoghurt. I don’t typically eat many pancakes in one sitting so this recipe is customised to make just 6, you can just double the recipe for 12. One serving (3 pancakes) has 286 calories, 29g carbs and 17g protein. You can find this recipe on the myfitnesspal database under ddbagel lemon & blueberry greek yoghurt protein pancakes If you don’t have any oat flour, use a processor to grind some rolled oats into flour. Combine the lemon juice, zest, greek yoghurt, egg, butter and honey. Mix well. In a larger bowl combine the …

Banana muffins

If you’ve got a craving for some super fluffy and moist muffins then these are for you! They taste soo good straight out of the oven, especially with my vegan nutella spread on them. These banana muffins are freezer friendly so you can keep them in the there and just take one out the night before for a yummy breakfast on the go. The muffins have a pinch of cinnamon, a splash of vanilla and some ripe bananas. You could add some choc chips into the mix or some strawberries if plain banana isn’t your thing. Grease a muffin tray and preheat your oven to 180C/350F. Place the ripe bananas in a mixing bowl. Mash well. I love the smell of ripe bananas! It’s hard not to spoon this on some toast with peanut butter. Add the egg, sugar, butter and vanilla. If your using hot melted butter, mix all the other ingredients and slowly pour the butter in as you mix. This prevents cooked bits of egg. Mix well. Sift in the flour, baking powder, …

Banana Berry Blitz (how original)

I know, I know, banana berry blitz? It’s been done so many times before but I honestly couldn’t come up with anything else. Who cares what it’s called anyway? I’ll tell you what you should care about, how quick, easy and delicious this smoothie is. Sometimes I find it really hard to eat breakfast, especially when I have work early. This smoothie is super easy to make and nice and healthy. All you need is some yoghurt, oats, banana and frozen berries. The oats are made up of half soluble and insoluble fibres, which has been found to lower blood cholesterol. The yoghurt can be your decision really, if you want greek, natural or vanilla, go for it! It adds calcium for your bones and is high in protein too. The fruit obviously is good for you too, with antioxidants and vitamins, it also helps to colour the smoothie a delightful pink. My favourite yoghurt was all gone :( Smack all the ingredients into a blender/processor. Blend it up baby! Look at that gorgeous pink colour! …

Cinnamon & butter mini muffins

These were a really nice quick treat. Soft and fluffy muffins with a light crunch thanks to the cinnamon and sugar topping. It’s nice to have something like this available in the fridge when you need something small and quick to eat. I did plan on doing that and having lots in the fridge….but I kind of kept eating them as I was cleaning the kitchen. Don’t look at me like that! I couldn’t help it, they were just so yummy. I’d like to see you try and stop yourself from eating them all. The recipe is super quick and easy! Only takes a few minutes to whip them up and then 20 to bake. How great are recipes like that? I always have recipes like this and this one handy when I need to make something delicious and quickly. Cinnamon & butter mini muffins – 85g/3oz butter, unsalted melted – 280g/10oz plain (all-purpose) flour – 1 tbsp baking powder – 1/4 tsp nutmeg – 1/4 tsp salt – 2 eggs – 115g/4oz caster (super …