When you mention a typical British breakfast people immediately think of bacon and eggs with all the trimmings, like sausages, baked beans, tomatoes and mushrooms. It has been described as a heart attack on a plate. Well, it needn’t be that unhealthy if you cook it right.
Grill the meat and tomatoes instead and use fat sparingly or use a 1 calorie spray to fry the eggs and mushrooms. You could always poach or scramble the eggs. It has got all the necessary protein and vitamins required. Eat with a slice of wholemeal toast with a scraping of low-fat spread.
In fact, if you were on a low carb diet and if you left out the toast, it would be the perfect way to start your day. OK, if you add fried bread or fried potato scones, it starts to become a bit unhealthy.
Below you’ll find some more breakfast favourites and how to make them:
French toast, also called Pain Perdu, is a great favourite with the kids. This simple recipe involves soaking some slices of bread in a mixture of beaten eggs and a dash of milk, a bit of seasoning, then frying it in butter or vegetable oil. This is delicious with a dollop of ketchup.
Waffles with maple syrup have been creeping across the Atlantic into our breakfast/brunch menu in the last decade. Banana Muffins are also popular as an alternative for sweet-toothed people.
How to make Mini Breakfast Omelettes
Ingredients for 2 people:
4 eggs, beaten
6 mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
2 oz grated cheddar cheese
A dash of milk
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Fry the onions in a little oil, add mushrooms and fry till browned.
- Pour a tiny drop of vegetable oil into a Yorkshire pudding tray’s rounds and heat in the oven for a few minutes to heat through.
- Beat the eggs with a little milk and seasoning.
- Add the slightly cooled onions and mushrooms and mix.
- Pour the mixture into the tray. Sprinkle with the cheese.
- Put into the oven for 15 minutes, or until the omelettes are set.
- Serve in a bap.
How to make Scottish Porridge
Ingredients for 2 people:
Perfectly Proper Porridge
2 oz medium oatmeal
1 pint cold water
1 level teaspoon salt
- Bring the water to boil and add the salt.
- Sprinkle the oatmeal slowly into the water, stirring all the time and keeping the water boiling.
- Half cover the pot and turn down the heat to low. Stir frequently and simmer gently until the oatmeal swells and the porridge is thick and creamy.
- Serve with milk and sweeten to taste with golden syrup or sugar.
Try this super healthy recipe – Bircher-Benner Muesli
Ingredients for 4 people:
2 oz rolled oats
2 oz wheatflakes
4 oz sultanas or raisins
8 fl oz milk
1 crisp dessert apple
A little lemon juice
1 ½ oz hazelnuts, roughly chopped
4 tbsp plain low-fat yogurt
4 tsp clear honey
- Put the oats, wheat flakes and sultanas into a bowl and add the milk.
- Stir well, then cover and put into the fridge overnight.
- The next morning, grate the apple. Sprinkle on some lemon juice to stop it from going brown.
- Mix the apple and hazelnuts through the muesli.
- Put a dollop of yoghurt on top and drizzle with honey to taste.