It's finally a weekend and you are craving something unusual yet simple for your lazy breakfast? Try out our three ridiculously easy recipes for your breakfast in bed (well, or just off the bed).
Good morning and bon appetite!
1. Fried Bananas with Coconut Caramel
125ml (½ cup) coconut milk
4 tablespoons (¼ cup) light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon sea salt flakes
2 tablespoons (any) butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons coconut flakes
2 tablespoons pine nuts or chopped pecans
To make the coconut caramel, place the coconut milk, brown sugar and salt in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring it up to a boil, turn the heat down a little to medium and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until dark, fragrant and beginning to thicken. Remove from the heat, let it cool slightly, and pour into a small bowl. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Heat a dry frying pan over medium-high heat and toast the coconut flakes. until lightly golden. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
Add the butter and olive oil (to stop the butter burning) to the pan. Peel and halve the bananas lengthways and cook in the butter for about 3 minutes a side, until golden.
Transfer the bananas to serving plates, drizzle some of the coconut caramel over and sprinkle with coconut flakes and pecans.
2. Brownie Oatmeal. Vegan and Gluten-free
Peanut butter (optional)
Dark chocolate shavings (optional)
1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Optional add ¼ tsp of salt to the water.
2. Add ½ cup rolled oats. Bring back to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until oats begin to thicken.
3. Add cacao powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Heat for an additional minute.
4. Transfer to bowl. Drizzle with 1 tsp of natural peanut butter, and 1 tsp of dark chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
3. Cranberry Orange Quinoa Bowl
½ cup quinoa, cooked
½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
2 tablespoons cranberries, dried
½ teaspoon orange zest
1 tablespoons pecans, crushed
1 tablespoons almond slices
1 tablespoon coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
1. Cook quinoa according to the package directions and let it cool before using. Or use already cooked.
2. Add all ingredients to a microwave safe bowl. Note ½ cup of almond milk makes a more liquidy bowl similar to oatmeal. If you like your less liquidy, try ¼ - ⅓ cup of almond milk or pour it out at the end.
3. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add more sweetener if you would like it sweeter.