Dishes to wash. A room to clean. Five midterms to study for. Assignments. Readings. Labs.
But what I truly want to do? Cook, bake, do yoga, and share some of my meals with you guys on my blog 🙂 I might not have two hours to spare walking to and from yoga and doing an hour of heated vinyasa, or enough time to whip up a batch of vanilla cream cheese pound cake in the midst of exams, but I do have 20 minutes to share a quick post with you, featuring 26 recent breakfasts.
You all know that breakfast is my favourite meal of the day (I can never understand how people don’t eat breakfast occasionally – not naming any names, but um, Sally). Here’s why I am the biggest fan of breakfast! If you aren’t already, hopefully this post will inspire you to fall in love with the first meal of the day.
1) Pumpkin pancakes topped with Greek yogurt + flax + cinnamon, almond butter and Speculoos butter, crushed pecans
The highlight of this breakfast was the contrast: spiced pumpkin batter and mellow yogurt, creamy yogurt with crunchy pecans. Oh my goodness these were amazing. I want to make them again!
2) Banana-spelt pancake topped with peanut butter, hemp hearts, and Greek yogurt + flax + cinnamon blobs with coconut chips
Chocolate-banana oatmeal with almond butter, hemp hearts, coconut chips
3) Peanut butter and banana French toast topped with blueberries, yogurt + flax on the side
So many flavours and textures in this breakfast! By the way, I always make French toast batter with an egg, splash of almond milk, vanilla, and cinnamon before pan-frying in coconut oil.
4) Cranberry kamut bagel topped with almond butter, banana slices, and cinnamon // Greek yogurt with flax and blueberries
5) Banana frittata, yogurt, blueberries, almond butter sauce
6) Chocolate-banana oatmeal, coconut chips, peanut butter and hemp hearts
7) Omelet with spinach, vegetables, cheese, and organic ketchup: this was the only savoury breakfast I had for three weeks. I much, much prefer “sweet” and fruity breakfasts like oatmeal, pancakes and French toast. The carbs energize me (and okay, they are delicious).
8) Banana spelt pancake with blackberries, caramelized banana cooked inside, hemp hearts, almond butter drizzle, maple syrup
9) Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich with cinnamon sprinkle
10) Almond butter and banana toast, yogurt with chopped kiwi and blackberries
11) Banana spelt pancake with raspberries, banana slices, hemp hearts, and crunchy peanut butter
12) Pumpkin pie oatmeal topped with almond butter, coconut chips, and cinnamon-honey pecans
13) Pumpkin ricotta French toast with maple syrup and spiced pecans: another special breakfast! I mixed ricotta with cinnamon and vanilla before spreading it on spelt bread with a layer of pumpkin puree and then French-toasting it. I never wanted this breakfast to end!
14) Cocoa-banana oatmeal in an almost-empty peanut butter jar. What is this – no toppings? Yep, crunchy PB with chocolate and sweet banana is perfect on it’s own. The BEST, right Kate?
15) Carrot cake oatmeal (cinnamon, mashed banana, grated carrots) with almond butter and spiced pecans – one of my favourite breakfasts!
16) Apple oatmeal with chia, cinnamon, almond butter
17) Banana oatmeal with almond butter, raspberries and sunshine raspberries, hemp hearts
18)Cocoa-banana oatmeal with raspberries, crunchy peanut butter, and hemp hearts: another favourite breakfast. I ate this before my first race on Saturday!
19) Blueberry banana oatmeal with coconut milk, blueberry scone, almond butter, hemp hearts
20) Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich on spelt bread, cold milk – classic!
21) Apple and peanut butter cinnamon French toast with sautéed apples on top
Absolutely perfect with melty peanut butter, eggy cinnamon-vanilla bread, and a drizzle of maple syrup
22) Apple oatmeal (a la Rae) with peanut butter and cinnamon. When Rachel does the hand thing, it looks totally natural and enhances her yummy-looking oat bowls. When I try that, on the other hand… it’s like a deformed pink creature is distracting you from the oatmeal!
It might not look like a lot of peanut butter, but I’m sure it’s nearing 2.5 tablespoons. Always. I’m curious – how much nut butter do you usually add to oatmeal? Personally, I wish I could use just 1 or 1.5 tablespoons but it’s just too dang good. I always go back for more if I use less than 2 tbsp How about you?
23) Vegan pancakes on a day that I ran out of eggs. These were made with a flax egg and topped with three different nut butters (peanut, almond, Speculoos) and a special blueberry jam. I have a vegan pumpkin pancake recipe that you can read HERE, and I think I like those better than these plain ones.
Special blueberry jam = frozen blueberries microwaved with a splash of maple syrup. 😉 Topped with hemp hearts. Vegan pancakes are so difficult to flip and have a slightly gummy texture in my experience. Have you made vegan pancakes before? Have a hard time flipping them as well?
24) Pear oatmeal with almond butter on a dreary morning before 8:00 AM classes, which I have 3 days a week. Not sure how I feel about pear oatmeal. I definitely prefer banana, though.
25) Banana-ricotta oatmeal pancakes topped with nut butter, blackberries, and chia seeds – recipe coming soon. I love these because I made them from a homemade mix and took less than 20 minutes to whip up before hot yoga on the weekend.
26) Last but not least, a repeat of the absolutely amazing blueberry-banana oatmeal made with coconut milk, topped with blueberry scone (froze half), peanut butter, and hemp hearts. Frozen blueberries are a delicious way to add nutrients and beautiful colour to your breakfast 🙂
What are your favourite breakfasts? Did you like any of the ones I shared here? 🙂 Let me know in the comments below!