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17th Dec 2019

Not a breakfast person? 3 handy meals you’ll actually want to eat

Job done.

The most important meal of the day.

When it comes to breakfast, we often fall short with regard to the most important meal of the day. Yes, often in such a rush to get out the door, we’re lucky if we get the chance to make some toast.

However, just because you don’t have a lot of time, doesn’t mean you can’t cook up something seriously impressive.

Yes, with a few simple ingredients and a little organisation, you can whip up some seriously delicious breakfast options which are sure to set you up nicely for the day.

From sweet treats to savoury dishes, we’ve got three super simple yet super tasty options for you to try.

1. Egg Muffins

Egg muffins are one of the handiest breakfasts you can pre-prepare and we just love how simple this recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling is. With just a few simple ingredients you can have a delicious breakfast that you can enjoy day after day.

What you’ll need:

  • 10 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese
  • 6 rashers
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chives

How to:

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk and whisk well.

3. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, cooked rashers, salt, and pepper.

4. Divide mixture evenly among 12 greased muffin cups.

5. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and fresh chives.

6. Bake at 190 degrees for 20 minutes or until the centres are set and muffins are beginning to brown.

2. Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

These really yummy (and healthy) breakfast cookies – perfect for those mornings when you just don’t have time to prepare much else. Full of bananas, whole grains, and protein, far from unhealthy, these “cookies” are actually a great way to start the day.

 What you’ll need: 

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • egg
  • teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • ripe Dole bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

How to: 

  1. Cream peanut butter and butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Add banana, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Mix in flour, whole wheat flour, and wheat germ. Mix until just combined. Stir in oats, chips, and walnuts.
  3. Drop onto a baking sheet, about 4 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes in a 180 degrees C oven until the cookies are set and lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute on sheet and cool completely on a wire rack. These are best eaten within 24 hours, but they freeze really well.

3. Five-minute French Toast

Using just four main ingredients, this yummy meal is the perfect morning treat that won’t have you setting your alarm early just to get it made. Once you’ve made the french toast, just decide on your topping of choice.

What you’ll need: 

  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • 4 slices sandwich bread, cubed
  • 1 tbsp of toppings per mug (mini chocolate chips, dried cherries, raisins, chopped pecans)
  • powdered sugar and maple syrup for serving

How to: 

  1. In a large glass measuring cup whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. Lightly grease the inside of 4 microwave safe 8-ounce mugs with softened butter. Divide half of the bread between the mugs. Top bread with half of the toppings. Repeat the layering with remaining bread and toppings.
  3. Gently pour milk mixture over the top of each mug, dividing evenly between the cups.
  4. Microwave each mug on high for about 1 minute and 15 seconds or until milk mixture is set. Watch carefully because the French toast will puff in the microwave.
  5. Serve warm with powdered sugar and maple syrup. Enjoy!