Oat & Cinnamon Pancakes

Until recently, Nigella was used as a byword for pure heart-palpitating over-indulgence (think butter, cream, booze, cream, chocolate, cream etc etc) but many of the recipes in her Simply Nigella series are not only good for you but suitable for those with special dietary requirements too.  Today I opted to start my day with her oat pancake recipe.  I think the idea of whizzing oats… Continue reading Oat & Cinnamon Pancakes

Banana and Pecan Cacao Porridge

After a pretty successful Ocsober, I decided to put my willpower even further to the test and aim for a No(sugar)vember, or at least a low sugar November.  As a home baker and chocolate addict, this will be a challenge, but worth it to reduce sugar crashes and cravings.  I passed over the prohibited maple syrup yesterday, and instead added a tsp of cacao powder… Continue reading Banana and Pecan Cacao Porridge

Veggie Breakfast Muffin

This bears a close resemblance to that hangover cure beloved of meat-eaters, but with far less of the junk (and no cows or rain-forests harmed in the process).  In addition, you can make it in the comfort of your own home so you don’t even have to drag yourself to the drive-through to enjoy it. Take… Continue reading Veggie Breakfast Muffin

Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins

What could be more autumnal than squash (or pumpkin), apples and cinnamon?  What could be more satisfying than a sweet treat that is full of wholemeal veggie goodness but sparing on the sugar?  Not much, which is probably why this recipe is popular – and much copied – on the web.  I tried it myself this morning, with some minor… Continue reading Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins

Fluffy Wholemeal Pancakes

Fluffy Wholemeal Pancakes It is too dark to see without the lights on (hello, Winter…) so I thought I’d brighten up the morning by getting some yummy pancakes on the go.  This is a more conventional fluffy pancake recipe than the one I tried a few weeks ago (here) but it has still got a peanutty element… Continue reading Fluffy Wholemeal Pancakes

Cashew, Apple and Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

These nutritious, delicious, energy-packed morsels are an adaptation of this Carrot Cake Cookie recipe on simplyquinoa.com.  I had all the ingredients to make them this morning – except the eponymous carrots.  No matter: thanks to my housemate’s granddad, we have a giant bowl of garden grown apples to use up, which I supposed would make a suitably sweet alternative.

Saturday Veggie Breakfast

Saturday breakfast is often made up as I go along in a sleepy hungry haze.  I hadn’t intended for this morning’s food to be share worthy, but I think it turned out as a good example of a hearty and healthy veggie (or vegan, minus the egg) cooked breakfast which anyone can enjoy.  The star of the show… Continue reading Saturday Veggie Breakfast