Breakfast is probably my favourite meal of the day. I’m always starving when I wake up. It’s important to have a decent sized healthy breakfast to kick start your metabolism in the morning and give you fuel for the day. Today’s breakfast was delicious:
Banana split protein pancakes!
1/2 cup oats (not gluten free, but can be handled by many people who are gluten sensitive. Brown rice flakes can be used as a gluten free option
2 tablespoons gluten free self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon Natvia
1 egg white
Small drop vanilla essence
Almond milk- enough for a reasonably thick pancake mixture
Mix well and fry in a pan with coconut oil. Will take a few minutes on each side. Cook the banana on the side while the pancakes are cooking. When the pancakes are done, top them with natural peanut butter, the banana, some heated berries (I used Woolworths frozen berries), some A2 natural yoghurt or Greek yoghurt, and then some cinnamon to finish. Delicious! Very filling too.
Another favourite is brown rice and chia porridge:
Cook half a cup of brown rice flakes and a few tablespoons of chia seeds (both available at health food stores and supermarkets) in a small saucepan with some boiling water and almond milk, until it thickens to the consistency of porridge. I added a banana, some berries, a little vanilla, cinnamon and Natvia as well.
Top with coconut or LSA mix, and a little more almond milk. So nice and soothing on these cold winter mornings, and totally gluten and dairy free!
Gluten free toast is always a winner too. My favourite is Mattisse brand, it’s a buckwheat sourdough and it’s sooooo good. You can buy it at the South Melbourne Market. It’s pricy though at $8.50 a loaf.
I love to top my toast with scrambled eggs, or avocado and goats cheese.
What are your favourite breakfasts?