As we’re now in the midst of the colder winter months, a warm and filling breakfast is surely a must-have to start the day. Generally cold juices and smoothies are phased out for a more favourable breakfast of warmed oats or even hot beverages with a side of fruit. Although is it possible to create a filling meal when you have limited time before starting your day? Here are just a few recipes to get you inspired for your own winter breakfast.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
Containing both essential proteins and fibre to keep your body full throughout the day, pumpkin oatmeal pancakes aren’t just your average breakfast meal. Sprinkle some pecan seeds or flaxseed over the top for taste, and the added health benefits of this superfood.
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 canned pumpkin (mashed)
2 tablespoons canola oil (or olive oil)
3/4 full cream milk
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, sweetener while also adding a pinch of ginger and salt. Stir until combined, then add the remaining ingredients.
- Spray a large frying pan, then over medium heat use a tiny amount of oil. This will help the batter to combine and won’t let it stick onto the pan.
- Spoon some of the batter onto the frying pan, then turn until both sides are golden brown.
- Serve with natural honey or sugar-free maple syrup to taste.
Baked Egg in Avocado
For those who love both eggs and avocado, this recipe is definitely one for you to try out. A simple morning meal which is filled with protein and essential fats, it will surely keep you fuller for longer.
Goat cheese crumbles (or feta cheese)
Pinch of sea salt
Ground black pepper
- Start by cutting the avocado directly in half and removing the pit. Then remove some extra avocado from the centre to make room for the egg.
- Place avocados facing up on a tray lined with baking paper.
- Then crack an egg into each avocado. If the egg spills out, simply clean up the mess or remove the extra yolk with a spoon.
- Pop them into the oven and bake at 180°C for about 15-20 minutes until the centre is completely baked. If you like your eggs with a runny yolk, only leave them in for about 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle parsley, sea salt, pepper and cheese for extra taste.
Cinnamon and Banana Porridge
A hearty breakfast recipe which is healthy and sweet at the same time. If you don’t like banana and strawberry, feel free to choose some other tasty fruits which work just as well.
1 cup of buckwheat grouts
2 cups almond milk
1 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons cinnamon
- Add the buckwheat into a pan of boiling water and allow the mixture to heat up for a few minutes (don’t allow it to completely boil).
- Chop up your bananas, strawberries and other fruits then add the cinnamon and honey to the mixture. Until the water has been completely absorbed, add in the almond milk and stir well.
- Cook for about 20 minutes then pour into a bowl and let it cool slightly before eating.
Recipes via Deliciously Yella, Foodie Underground and Overtime Cook
Image via Foodie Underground
By Felicia Sapountzis