There is always a lot of chatter about what to eat for breakfast and the importance of starting the day with a healthy choice. Many people feel if they skip breakfast they will lose weight.
Though I am no expert on this subject, I had skipped breakfast for many years and never lost a pound. I have found that eating protein in the morning staves off hunger pangs until lunch.
My mother never got up to make breakfast for us while growing up, but she always had a pan of this wonderful bread that she made. We coined the name ‘breakfast bread,’ because it was a very tasty morning treat.
I loved the fruit and nuts she put in the bread, and of course, as a youngster, had no idea of all the healthy ingredients in the recipe.
From memory, I reinvented this bread, and it came out really good. My husband often asks me to make it, and I told him not to push his luck. He has toast with almond butter every day, with a big bowl of fruit. On Sunday, I make huge omelets with everything I have – well almost.
Here is the recipe as I remember. You can add different fruits and nuts as you desire.
Use a square Pyrex dish about 8 by 8 and about two inches deep
10 slices of whole grain bread
1 cup of milk
Approximately one cup each of:
chopped dried apricots
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil or butter
Allow to cool. And dig in!
1 large jar of natural peanut or almond butter
Approximately 3 tablespoons each of cacao powder, cinnamon, chopped nuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. You can pick and choose from these ingredients to what you like or what you happen to have on hand.
This butter has so many vitamins and minerals that you feel healthy as you eat it.
Spread on whole grain toast or apple slices.
1 egg yolk
3 egg whites
1 heaping tablespoon of cottage cheese
1/2 cup of chopped spinach
1/2 teaspoon each of turmeric, curry powder, fennel
Salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Butter or coconut oil
I put about 1 cup of cottage cheese and a teaspoon of xylitol and cinnamon in the blender and blend until smooth. I add whatever fresh fruit I have around and chop it up.
After removing from the blender, I mix the fruit in the cottage cheese mixture. Thus I have a very tasty and nutritious breakfast. I usually add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of fruit.
What do you do for breakfast? Are there favorite recipes that you’d like to share with the community? Please join the conversation below!