Breakfast time is one of my favorite meal times, and I am a firm believer in having a proper breakfast.
It is the first meal of the day, so why not make it special. Yes, I know we are all rushing out to go to work or school but even plain old cereal or oats do not take a lot time to assemble, can be prepared in advance and adding different toppings makes them more visually appealing, tastier and healthier if the toppings have added benefits. Toppings such as nuts, seeds, baobab powder and fruits, fresh or dried, add to both flavour, texture and nutrients that are essential to having a healthy body.
Traditional breakfasts were heavier and filling to provide the body with adequate fuel to farm or do labor intensive chores. They could be leftover dinner, steamed or roasted yams or porridge. These days, a cup of coffee or tea with a muffin is all some will take before heading to the office. Breakfasts these days also include more fry ups than steamed or boiled foods that people would eat in the past. I am no food purist, I believe there is room for what one wants to eat, as long as your meet your daily nutritional requirements.
In our household we like having cereals during the week, and a wider spread over the weekend when there is no rush. A small leisurely homemade brunch. The kids like their Weetabix and Hubs likes oats or muesli, or smoothies and I like oats or porridge. This is had with milk/ yoghurt. Toppings differ according to individual preferences (and moods) but our usual ones (not all at the same time though), are chia seeds, sesame seeds, black seed powder, hibiscus powder, cocoa powder, baobab powder, peanut butter, raisins, coconut flakes, sprinkles, fruits, and honey. Beverages are Coffee, tea, cocoa for the kids and fresh juice.
I sometimes soak the oats overnight, other times cook them on the stovetop and even in the microwave if pressed for time. They are an ideal weekday breakfast as they are filling but do not give one a feeling of heaviness and go so well with any accompaniment you choose.
Weekends are for breakfast potatoes, pancakes, sausages or bacon, potato hash, fresh juice, eggs and fruits.
Breakfast potatoes either pan fried or baked with onions, peppers, sausage and tomatoes are an ideal weekend brunch dish.
Traditional foods can be had at any time too right?
Here are a few more tasty breakfast recipes already shared on the blog:-
- A Ugandan street food staple that can be had for breakfast or as a snack. https://mykampalanotebook.wordpress.com/2020/10/24/tasty-ugandan-rolex/
- If you love your porridge, you need to try out this recipe. https://mykampalanotebook.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/delicious-green-banana-porridge/
- For a filling breakfast that will delight your taste buds, try this https://mykampalanotebook.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/simple-green-banana-matoke-breakfast/
- Do you love sweet potatoes as much as I do? Try out this recipe and thank me later. https://mykampalanotebook.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/sweet-potato-hash-browns/
- Here is a delicious vegetarian breakfast recipe. https://mykampalanotebook.wordpress.com/2020/07/04/sweet-potatoes-in-coconut-milk/
- Some other breakfast ideas are on this post too. https://mykampalanotebook.wordpress.com/2020/06/01/whats-for-breakfast/
What do you like having for breakfast?