Sunday, January 22, 2012

Breakfast of Champions

You've read about how I'm trying to be healthy, but let's all agree that everyone has responsible days days and, well, not-so-responsible days.  Right?  Yes.  Therefore, I present my two favorite breakfasts; one for the good mornings and one for the bad.  (In this case, though, "bad" is oh-so-good.)

We can start with the healthy option just to feel better about ourselves: I found this recipe for Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas though The Kitchn, so it doesn't matter that it's from a website called SkinnyTaste.  I'll post the correct version of the recipe here, though I made it with oat bran instead of actual oats and it came out much more cake-y than intended but I loved it anyway.

Healthy, but also really yummy - the blueberries provide a bit of a kick while the honey keeps things sweet.

The other breakfast option - which is the fun one, in my book - was inspired by my brunch the other day at The Botanist in Chelsea.  It's basically a crèpe complet: a pancake topped with egg, bacon, and cheese.  Luckily, pancakes in England are much more like French crèpes than American pancakes, so they're easy to make from a mix if you're in the UK.  (Apologies for the mediocre photography - I need to take a class on food styling or something.)


1. cook bacon until most of the way to desired crispiness
2. make the pancake batter (sample recipe here) and butter a small enough frying pan that you make one pancake per batch
3. after flipping the first pancake, crack an egg in the center of the pancake
4. let cook for 2 minutes and then lay two strips of bacon down the center of the egg/pancake and sprinkle with grated emmental
5. when the egg looks almost done, fold over the sides of the pancake to enclose the egg and bacon, and transfer to another greased frying pan on low heat to be kept warm
6. repeat until you have as many pancakes as you can possibly eat and enjoy!

Do you have any breakfast favorites that you could share?  After all, it's the most important meal of the day, you know!


  1. Yum! Yum! I am totally going to make that oatmeal. Would love to start my day off with that and a 1/2 cup of yogurt.

  2. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I have seen a couple of these baked oatmeal recipes around (is it an American thing?) which I think I need to try as a healthier alternative to my other warm winter breakfasts like french toast and pancakes

  3. You had me at bacon. But you probably knew that ;-)

  4. AT- just a head's up, I tried it with my normal Greek yogurt with honey and together they were ay too sweet! I'd even think that vanilla yogurt mught me too sweet... I'm going to try plain next time.

    Michelle - nothing wrong with French toast and pancakes sometimes!

    Carla - I knew that :)


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