Breakfast

Breakfasts #2

More breakfasts! As I told you in my last Breakfast post, I do not like bread. So often I have breakfast with some porridge or yoghurt. So today I am going to share some of my favorite spoonable breakfasts. Because what is more comforting than crawling back into bed or on the couch in the morning with a bowl of deliciousness?

First up the one I have been eating the past week, because cherries came into season and I absolutely love cherries!

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So basically I just halve and pit about a cup of cherries (200- 250 grams) and add half a cup (6 tablespoons) of soy yoghurt and a handful of granola. I got this grain free granola in my Healthbox a few weeks ago, on it’s own it is not too special but in this breakfast it is a winner.

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Next is a warm one. I actually ate this when it was 30ΒΊC outside and it was amazing.

You will need:

  • 1/3 of a cup of oats
  • 200mL of milk (I use unsweetened soy milk)
  • teaspoon of chia seeds
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds

Let’s get started!

  1. Put your oats, milk, chia seeds, cinnamon and vanilla in a small pot. Bring to a soft simmer and cook until the oats are soft.
  2. In the meanwhile, soak your raisins in lukewarm water and cut your apple into cubes.
  3. Put it all together in a bowl, top off with your sunflower seeds and enjoy!

You can also make this as Overnight Oats if you like. Put your oats, milk, chia seeds, cinnamon and vanilla in a jar or a bowl. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight. Top it off with your sunflower seeds in the morning and you are ready to go.

 

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The last one is more a product suggestion. I fell in love with the N’Oats Blackberry- Chia by MyMuesli. It only lasted me a week, because as soon as I bought it I ate it every single morning! I had it as Overnight Oats and sometimes I added some extra frozen blueberries or something, but it is absolutely amazing as it is.

What is your favorite spoonable breakfast? Have you ever had Overnight Oats before?

Miek

P.S. If you make one of the dishes, you can post them on instagram and tag me (@oneservingblog). I would love to see your creations!

Breakfasts #1

Although breakfasts are not too hard to make for one person, I would still like to share some recipes with you!

First up some banana pancakes! If you do not know this yet, it is a must try.

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You will need:

  • 1 banana (riper is better)
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 slices of thin bacon
  • cooking oil
  • tablespoon of self raising flour (optional)

Let’s get started!

  1. Mash your banana with a fork. Is your banana not ripe enough, but you can’t resist having these? Put your banana in an oven until it is softer. Be careful though, it gets really hot!
  2. Add two eggs and whisk (with your fork) until it becomes a nice batter. If you want your pancakes to be a bit firmer, add some self raising flour.
  3. Heat up a small skillet with some oil, but keep the heat medium low. Add around two or three tablespoons of your pancake batter.
  4. Let it cook on medium low and flip when it is firm enough. Bake pancakes until you have used all of your batter.
  5. Now it is time for the bacon. Cook up 5 slices in your pancake pan until cooked and crispy to your liking. Make a stack alternating bacon and pancakes and enjoy!

I think the salty bacon combines so well with the sweetness the banana brings to the pancakes, hmmm.

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On to the second one! This is not much of a recipe, but more like a suggestion. In the Netherlands it is very common to eat bread for breakfast and lunch, but to be honest it bores me. I never know what to put on it, so most of the time I eat other things. About a month ago or so I found sunbutter in the supermarket and this opened so many doors! I am already onto my fifth (170 gr) jar, oops!

So, one of my favorite combinations is toasted bread, with a layer of sunbutter (I have one by Bio Today) and then some sliced fresh fruit on top or on the side. Strawberries, bananas, peaches, apricots etc…

The sticky, creamy feeling of the sunbutter, with the crunchy bread and then the sweetness and freshness of the fruits. I am drooling here, haha!

Do you ever eat bread for breakfast or lunch? What is your favorite topping?

Miek

 

p.s. If you make one of the dishes, you can post them on instagram and tag me (@oneservingblog). I would love to see your creations!