In the Kitchen : Warm Breakfasts on the Go
When you’re stretched for time to get everyone in your family up and moving in the morning, it’s easy to see how cold, nutritionally void breakfast cereal has become the norm. But you can still provide your family with nourishing, filling and warming meals everyday with just a little bit more forethought and preparation.
** Note: We are not strictly gluten-free, however we do try to minimize gluten and wheat whenever possible. Most of the grains we do eat are prepared traditionally either through soaking or fermentation.
A delicious and warming bowl or porridge is a tried and true super breakfast. Soak your oats the night before in water with a squeeze of lemon juice and they will be quick and easy to cook the next morning. Serve with nuts, berries, brown sugar or maple syrup.
Quinoa should be rinsed well before soaking in water overnight. It only takes about 10-15 minutes at a rolling boil for the quinoa to begin to soften and pop. Serve with sweet garnishes as above or add tamari, toasted seeds and avocado for a savory version.
Waffles or Pancakes
We buy a versatile gluten-free mix that makes waffles, pancakes, muffins and any other baked good a breeze. You can make a big batch of pancakes or waffles when you’re less pressed for time and freeze them. Pop them in the toaster in the morning and you have a delicious treat in no time at all.
Eggs baked in Avocado
Slice an avocado in half, scoop out some of the flesh and put to the side, crack an egg and pour into the avocado half. Bake at 220C (450F) for 15-20 minutes in the oven until the egg is cooked through.
Muffins are so much easier than you think: 2 cups of any flour, 1 cup of any milk/mylk/water, 1/2 cup of liquid sweetener (honey or maple syrup), 1/4 cup oil or melted butter, a dash of baking soda (bi-carb), and any topping you’d like. Bake at 180 C (350 F) for 20-25 minutes.
Scrambled or Fried Eggs on Rice
Soak the rice the night before and cook for 15 minutes in the morning. Top with an egg, shredded seaweed, toasted sesame seeds, tamari and even some kimchi if you like a little spice.
Scones or Cinnamon Buns
Scones or Cinnamon buns can be made in advance. Remove from the freezer the night before and then pop them in the oven the next morning to re-heat for five minutes.
Crack some eggs in a bowl, add cheese, a tablespoon or two of flour, pepper, salt and some grated veg if you feel so inclined. Line a baking dish with recycled/compostable baking paper for easy clean-up, pour in and bake at 180 C (350 F) for 20-30 minutes until cooked through.
Sausage Patties with avocado and tomato
Sausage patties are a warm and protein-packed breakfast. Serve with avocado and diced tomato or if you’re feeling Canadian, top with a drizzle of maple syrup.
Millet can be served like porridge- drizzled with honey, raisins a bit of cream and cinnamon.