Are you bored of bland and uninspiring breakfast routines? Why don’t you add some creativity to your mornings with these yummy recipes?
Banana prune Muffins
The banana prune muffins are great as a morning breakfast or as a snack. You only need 10 min for preparing them and 25 for cooking.
100gr caster sugar
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
225g mashed banana
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
200gr plain flour
1-teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
175 gr chopped pitted prunes
Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and flour a muffin tin, or use paper muffin cups. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and egg. Beat until smooth. Blend in banana and vanilla. Mix together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon, and then stir into egg mixture until just moistened. Mix in the prunes. Spoon mixture into muffin cups. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Asparagus soldiers with a soft-boiled egg
I would say that this is an unusual breakfast, good for the ones who are sick of eating the classic cereals, toasts and biscuits every morning.
1-tablespoon olive oil
50g fine dry breadcrumbs
Pinch each chili and paprika
16-20 asparagus spears
Heat the oil in a pan, add the breadcrumbs, and then fry until crisp and golden. Season with spices and flaky sea salt, then leave to cool. Cook the asparagus in a large pan of boiling salted water for 3-5 min until tender. At the same time boil the eggs for 3-4 min
This is a very simple recipe made with low-fat yogurt or low-fat milk. You will spend only 10 min preparing it.
¾ cup low-fat cottage cheese or low-fat plain yogurt
1-cup strawberries chunks, papaya chunks or cling peaches
2 teaspoons toasted wheat germ
Place the cottage cheese or yogurt in a small bowl. Top with fruit and sprinkle with wheat germ.
Cherries with Ricotta and Toasted Almonds
Another very easy recipe! If you like cherries and ricotta, you will fall in love with this healthy recipe.
¾ cups frozen pitted cherries
2-table spoons part-skim ricotta
1 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds
Heat the cherries in the microwave on high or in a pot until they are warm; top the cherries with ricotta and almonds.
Blueberry Granola Coffee Cake
This is the best cake to accompany a warm coffee. A great goodie to bless the ones you love. The yogurt, the blueberries and whole flour make it a little healthier than the usual coffee cake.
1 cup granola cereal
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup vanilla yogurt
11/4 cups blueberry
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray 10 cup bundt pan with baking spray. Place on baking sheet.
Stir together the granola and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the yogurt, ending with the flour, just until blended.
Sprinkle half the granola mixture and 1/4 cup blueberries into the bottom of the bundt pan. Spread half the batter over the granola. Sprinkle remaining granola over the batter in bundt pan. Mix the remaining 1 cup blueberries into the remaining batter. Top the granola layer with the blueberry/batter mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, then cover top loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning. Continue to bake another 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.
Morning glory muffins
These muffins will glorify your mornings… they are made of carrots, chopped prunes and molasses among other yummy ingredients.
¼ cups all-purpose flour
1-teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup old5-fashioned or quick5-cooking oats, uncooked
1/3 cups nonfat skim milk
2/3 cups apple sauce, unsweetened
¼ cups packed brown sugar
¼ cups light molasses
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large egg
3 medium carrots, shredded
½ cups prunes, chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 standard muffin-pan cups or line cups with fluted paper liners.
In a large bowl, beater together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir in oats. In medium bowl, with fork, mix milk, applesauce, brown sugar, molasses, oil, and egg until blended; stir in carrots and prunes. Add applesauce mixture to flour mixture; stir just until flour is moistened.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin-pan cups. Bake 25 minutes. Immediately remove muffins from pan.
United States is among the leaders in per capita consumption rate of cereal in the world. However, this breakfast has become famous in all around the planet. That’s definitely one of the best options if you are looking for low calories, high in fiber nutritious breakfast.
You can have a nutty, fruity wholesome goodness granola as breakfast by adding some almonds, cranberries, mixed seeds or any other dried fruits that you like. This is a must for oat lovers.
Laura is originally from Barcelona, Spain; she is currently living in London, where she moved two years ago to start a Marketing career.