Breakfasts to Help Beat the Winter Blues

Here at Her Campus, we know how hard it is on these cold winter mornings to tumble out of bed and face a whole day of chilly weather. So we’ve found two warming, easy breakfasts that will make you want to face the day with a spring in your step:

 

Winter Porridge with an apple twist

Ingredients:

40g porridge oats

1 green apple, grated

300ml coconut milk

2tsp ground cinnamon

A handful of sunflower & pumpkin seeds

A little coconut sugar to dust at the end

Method:

  1. Places the apple, porridge oats, cinnamon and milk in a saucepan and boil until it has thickened into porridge.
  2. Pour this into an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with your seeds. Continue to bake the oats in a pre-heated oven at 180’C (fan) for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the baked porridge from the oven and sprinkle it with coconut sugar and return the dish to the oven and bake for a further five minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven… Dig in and enjoy!

 

Stuffed French Toast

 

Ingredients:

4 slices of whole grain bread

½ banana, thinly sliced

2 Tablespoons peanut/ almond butter

¼ cup milk

2 eggs

½ teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon sea salt

coconut oil, for pan

maple syrup and fresh berries, for topping

Method:

  1. Create two banana and peanut/ almond butter sandwiches with your four slices of bread. Each sandwich will have 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter and a sprinkling of banana slices.
  2. Whisk the milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and salt all together and pour in a container large enough to soak the sandwiches. One at a time, soak sandwiches on both sides - about 10 seconds for each side.
  3. Pre-heat a non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Coat with coconut oil to prevent your toast from sticking. Place each sandwich in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the bottom side is golden brown. Flip and repeat this process for the other side.
  4. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally to make 4 servings. Serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

 

We hope these tantalising recipes will spice up your winter breakfasts this term! Enjoy!