“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” they say. It needs to be ‘hearty, wholesome and filling’ they say. But we’d like to know if this they have full-time jobs, a boss breathing down their necks, relationships to nurture and an Instagram account to update? Because, ain’t nobody got time to make a hearty, wholesome and filling breakfast every morning. So if you’re an average mere mortal like the rest of us, here are the best breakfast ideas to try for every type of morning.
The Lazy Morning In:
It’s either the weekend or your day off. You woke up late, well rested and ready to tackle the day ahead so you need a breakfast to match:
Try The Classic Pancake:
Ready in: 10 minutes
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar (or 1/2 teaspoon honey or molasses)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
1. Beat egg until fluffy.
2. Add milk and melted margarine.
3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Heat a heavy griddle or fry pan which is greased with a little butter on a paper towel.
5. The pan is hot enough when a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls which ‘dance’ around the pan.
6. Pour a small amount of batter (approx 1/4 cup) into pan and tip to spread out or spread with a spoon.
7. When bubbles appear on the surface and begin to break, turn over and cook the other side.
The Morning After:
When you wake up after a wild night out, you need something greasy and delicious. We’ve got just what you need with the perfect combination of carbs, taste and easy to make with classic ingredients.
Give This Eggs Benedict Wrap A Try:
Ready in: 25 minutes
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 ½ cups mushrooms, sliced
- 1 (1 ounce) envelope hollandaise sauce mix, such as Knorr
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1 3⁄4 cups smoked ham, cut into strips
- 6 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 flour tortillas, burrito size
- In a small skillet, melt butter, add mushrooms and cook for about 10 minutes until tender.
- Prepare hollandaise sauce, using only 3/4 cup of milk, and add sundried tomatoes; set aside.
- Cook ham in skillet until browned and set aside. Beat eggs and milk; add salt and pepper.
- Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
- Cook eggs in skillet until set to make scrambled eggs; set aside.
- To make the wrap, warm the tortilla and top with eggs, ham, mushrooms and hollandaise sauce.
- Fold in the sides of the tortilla then roll forward; cut in half and serve.
Breakfast With Bae:
Date time doesn’t always have to mean a reservation at a fancy restaurant, a quiet breakfast with bae is a great way to spend some quality time with your partner, catch up and just be in each other’s company. Here’s something sweet to match the mood.
Ready in: 30 minutes
- 1 large apple
- 1 teaspoon butter, melted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 dash cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
- 2 slices day-old bread, like brioche (very thick slices)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Peel, core, and slice apple.
- Cook apple slices in 1 teaspoon melted butter in a saucepan over medium heat until soft.
- Drain apples and toss in 1/2 teaspoon sugar and a dash of cinnamon.
- Whisk together half-and-half, egg, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and set aside.
- Cut a pocket into the very thick bread slices almost all the way through.
- Stuff each bread slice with the apple mixture slices (depending on how big your bread slice is you may not use all of the apples).
- Put apple stuffed bread into a baking dish.
- Pour liquid mixture over the bread and let stand for about 15 minutes.
- Heat a large skillet on low heat and melt butter.
- Add bread and cook for about 5 minutes on each side.
- Dust with confectioners’ sugar if you please and enjoy.
What rhymes with friends? Food of course! Nothing brings friends together more than food, laughs and a great catch up. Match your brekkie to the vibe, bright and colourful velvet pancakes.
Ready in: 5 minutes
- 1 banana, split lengthwise
- 1⁄2 cup yoghurt, any flavour you like
- 1⁄4 cup granola cereal or 1⁄4 cup cereal
- 1⁄4 cup blueberries or 1⁄4 cup other berries
- chocolate (optional) or fruit syrup (optional)
- whipped cream (optional)
- 1 maraschino cherry
- Place banana in a bowl and top with yoghurt.
- Sprinkle granola or cereal over the yoghurt and top with berries.
- Add a little chocolate or fruit topping syrup if desired.
- Garnish with some whipped cream and a cherry.
Have you ever given one of these yummy treats a try? Comment below and let us know!