Recipe: Breakfast Bites

Image credit: Emma Pollard

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also the meal that most of us tend to miss, despite its leading to a shorter attention span and decreased productivity. We just don’t have the time or the energy to cook and eat. I’ve discovered that quick-fix breakfasts can help make my life much easier. I can have a nutritious breakfast on the go or something tasty and comforting to make me smile.  You might even be surprised to learn that chocolate spread has vitamins and iron in it. I personally add a sprinkle of omega super seeds to all the below recipes for an extra kick.

All the recipes can be wrapped to go for extra convenience or placed in a mason jar.

 

Choco-nut Banana Surprise

1 tortilla wrap

1 banana

Peanut butter

Chocolate spread

Take a tortilla wrap and lay it flat on a clean surface. Then get a knife and spread peanut butter of your choice.  Then add a layer of chocolate spread over the top. Add sliced banana. Wrap and go.

 

Gooey Toast

2 slices of Cinnamon and Raisin Fruit Loaf

Marshmallow Spread

Chocolate Spread

Strawberries

Toast the bread and then spread the marshmallow on one slice of bread and then chocolate spread on the other half. Add strawberries. Wrap and go or eat.

 

Pizza Tortilla

2 tortilla wrap

1 medium sized eggs

Salsa

½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Optional Toppings: Basil, cherry tomatoes, red pepper.

Pre-heat the oven to 220°C. Place two tortillas on top of each other and spread salsa around the edges. You then crack an egg in the middle, sprinkling cheese all over. I added fresh basil and cherry tomatoes for flavour but you can add any toppings you want.  Bacon is always a nice extra to have. Put the tortillas on a baking tray. When the oven is warmed up place the baking tray in the oven. Cook for between 6-8 minutes. Take out of oven and then add any other ingredients.Slice and eat.

You can make a more traditional pizza version by using marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella and other toppings of your liking.

 

Porridge

The best breakfast I could possibly recommend would be that steady staple porridge.  For the struggling student, it is cheap and easy to make. It is also very good for you.  You can buy cheap 1kg porridge at both Asda and Tesco for 75p.

50g oats per person

200ml of either milk or cold water depending on taste

Optional Toppings: Sliced apple, seeds, sugar

Place oats into a large microwaveable bowl, adding either 200ml of cold water or milk, stir. I added some chopped apples and seeds. Do not cover. Cook on full power for about 1 minute 45 seconds (or follow direction on packet). Stir well and leave to stand for 1 minute before serving. Add sugar or salt to taste.

You can pour the porridge in a mason jar.

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