5 WFH Breakfasts That Put The Treat in ‘Treat Yourself’
While working from home, I’ve decided to bring breakfast back in a big way. Now, I know for a lot of people that just means having breakfast (as opposed to just a coffee), but since having more time on my hands, I can’t resist having a cosy, lazy morning in with a warm, peanutty protein pancake, or caramelised tomato-topped sweet potato toasts.
Breakfasts that’d be unheard of if we had to go into the office. But we don’t. So go on, try it. Have a proper breakfast and treat yourself.
Blueberry Porridge Recipe
3 tbsp maple syrup
Zest of 1 lime
Coconut flakes (to taste)
45g oats (Quaker Oats are our fave)
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 180ºC / 160ºC fan
Step 2: Add 50g of blueberries to a small pot with 2 tbsp maple syrup. Cook over a low heat until softened and the blueberries start to release their juices, then remove from the heat.
Step 3: Zest a lime in a bowl, then add coconut flakes and another tablespoon of maple syrup. Give this a good mix up, then add to a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Put into the oven for 4-5 min or until starting to turn golden.
Tip: Be sure to watch those coconut flakes like a hawk or they may burn!
Step 4: To make your porridge, add 45g oats to a saucepan with 100ml milk and 100ml water. Cook over a low heat for 4-5 min or until cooked to your liked consistency (add more milk if needed)
Step 5: Serve the porridge topped with your homemade blueberry compote and lime-toasted coconut flakes.
Caramelised Banana, Cardamom & Tahini Porridge Recipe
Sweet or Savoury Sweet Potato Toasts Recipe
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1 medium sweet potato
Step 1: To make your sweet potato ‘toast,’ preheat the oven to gas mark 6/200ºC/180ºC fan. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle with a little oil.
Step 2: Slice your potatoes lengthwise into 1cm slices and add to the baking sheet, toss in the oil to combine and then lay flat in one layer. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and place in the oven for 20 minutes, or until soft with golden brown spots.
Blueberry and almond – 5 minutes before your sweet potato toast is cooked, throw over a handful of frozen blueberries and return to the oven for the rest of the cooking time or until the berries are cooked through.
Meanwhile mix 1 tbsp of almond butter with 1 tbsp boiling water and 1/2 tsp of agave syrup. Drizzle the sauce over your blueberry sweet potato toast, and serve. Try cooking your sweet potato in coconut oil for a slightly fruity and nutty taste.
Mushroom & Tomato – Before you roast your sweet potato toasts in the oven, add a handful each of button mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with oil, add a pinch of salt and cook for 20 minutes.
5 minutes before they’re done, mix 15g of pumpkin seeds and ½ tbsp tamari, then sprinkle it over your toasts before popping them back in the oven. Serve with freshly chopped coriander and sliced green chilli.
Ok, so this isn’t technically one of my creations. It’s a classic Gousto recipe inspired by the Turkish brunch dish, shakshuka, but I couldn’t not include it. In my mind there isn’t a more perfect way to start a morning. Golden, runny eggs poached in a rich, tangy tomato sauce studded with sweet red pepper, and showered with fresh herbs and creamy feta cheese. What a way to wake up!
Low-carb Peanut Butter Pancakes Recipe
For the pancakes
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract – optional
Dark chocolate chips – optional
For the peanut butter drizzle
80g peanut butter
1 tbsp runny honey
Dollop of your favourite yoghurt
Step 1: Mash the bananas in a bowl, then beat in the eggs and peanut butter. Once they’re mixed, stir in the chocolate chips (if using).
Step 2: Heat a frying pan over a medium heat with a drizzle of vegetable oil, then fry ladlefuls of batter for 1-2 minutes on each side. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
Tip: To keep your cooked pancakes warm, cover them with foil and keep them in a low oven.
Step 3: To make your peanut butter drizzle, heat the butter, peanut butter and honey in a saucepan until everything is melted and smooth.
Step 4: Serve the pancakes hot, with raspberries and a generous drizzle of peanut butter sauce.
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