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

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

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

Wholemeal Pancakes

This morning I had a craving for pancakes.  I recently cut out a recipe for peanut butter pancakes from a supermarket food magazine, but couldn’t find it today so made up my own version and served them with stewed apple & cinnamon, live natural yoghurt and maple syrup.  Here’s the recipe if you fancy giving it a go yourself →

Wholemeal Soda Bread

After the success of my first attempt at soda bread, I thought I’d spend this morning experimenting with a wholemeal version.  I occasionally buy Ian Rankin Brown Soda Bread (when it is reduced in price) and my loaf turned out pretty similar – but doesn’t contain the added preservatives, emulsifier and colour of the shop-bought version.  It’s simple to… Continue reading Wholemeal Soda Bread