Breakfast thoughts.

A few days ago I posted about our plans to try to eat more healthily. It’s been going  – sort of – okay, though the several boxes of chocolates are a constant temptation ( and, NO, Trish, I’m not going to throw them away!)

I thought that I’d just say a bit about the breakfasts. Here is the chart I posted:

Porridge,honey,raspberries
Oatmeal Supreme
Porridge,honey,raspberries
Oatmeal Supreme
Bircher Meusli
2 toast peanut butter+ apple
Porridge,honey,raspberries

Due to a failure on the buying frozen raspberries front, the order changed…but here are my thoughts.

1) OATMEAL SUPREME – definitely good. I did simplify the recipe a bit, by using apple juice, by using the spices only the first time, & by cooking for less time, but I did enjoy it.

Bev said in the comments The oatmeal supreme sounds delicious, but also like waaaay too much effort on any morning that isn’t a weekend/holiday.

She then explained she doesn’t have a microwave, and I can see that would make it slightly more fiddly to prepare. I also don’t think I’d be having this if I was rushing out to work afterwards, as it does produce more washing up than I would like to do. However, being in a lazy convalescent state, it was a good breakfast, and certainly kept me going until a late lunch.

2) PORRIDGE, HONEY & RASPBERRIES

We finally got round to buying frozen raspberries yesterday, so I had this today. I cooked my porridge (in the microwave) for 2 minutes 40 seconds, and then added the raspberries (about 15) and cooked for a further 1 minute. With a small amount of honey added this was also delicious!

3) PORRIDGE, NUTS & CRANBERRIES, WITH HONEY

Hold on, you bright sparks are saying, that’s not on the list. Well, no, you’re right, but Wendy suggested it, saying:

I ❤️ oatmeal. I buy the instant and heat my water in an electric kettle. A little cinnamon, honey, pinch of salt and some chopped pecans and it tastes like an oatmeal cookie! 

So I tried it – without the cinnamon, but with some dried cranberries thrown in, and a drizzle of honey for sweetness. Very good.

4) BIRCHER MEUSLI

Here’s a recipe from BBC Good Food I was going to use this, but never quite got organised to try it. I’m not totally convinced I would enjoy it, so I’ve been a bit reticent, to be honest.

In the photo, there’s an odd red juice around the oatmeal, and I can’t quite work out where it comes from – there’s nothing red in the recipe. Hmmm.

5) PEANUT BUTTER ON TOAST + APPLE

Not much to say about this one. I like toast, I like peanut butter, I like apples (Ariane or Pink Ladies) However, it didn’t quite keep me going as long as the porridge breakfasts. Note, I don’t add the apple to the PB on toast, I eat them separately. However…

…this photo from the BBC makes me think that PB with banana might be an even better idea!

What about you – what is your favourite breakfast?

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4 Responses to Breakfast thoughts.

  1. Michelle says:

    We put applesauce over peanut butter on toast, which is very filling. I also make oatmeal with vanilla soy milk (complete protein), sweeten it with stevia, and stir in frozen blueberries.

  2. fatdormouse says:

    They both sound good, Michelle!

  3. Jan is allergic to peanuts so I never buy peanut butter, but I like almond or cashew purée on apples. Yummy!

  4. fatdormouse says:

    Ah, yers, an allergy would limit things a bit. Can you get almond butter? Or is that the same as almond purée?

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