Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day – especially for students. Studies have linked eating breakfast to better health, including better memory and concentration. I prefer my breakfast tasty and based on ingredients I already have at home. In the following article, I’m going to share three recipes that fit into this description – especially if you have a sweet tooth like me.
1. Banana bread
With three bananas, a loaf pan and maybe some chocolate chips, you can make the most delicious bread (read: cake) for breakfast.
- 3 bananas (two for the batter, one for topping like in the picture above!)
- 3 eggs
- 2 dl milk
- 1½ dl oats (or flour)
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- some salt
Start off with mashing two bananas thoroughly. Combine the bananas with eggs, milk, oats or flour, vanilla powder, baking powder and salt. Cut the last banana in two slices and decorate the top of the cake, maye accompanied with some chocolate chips.
Preheat the oven to 180 C. Bake the banana bread for around 45 minutes and enjoy!
2. Chia smoothie
This recipe is my own version of a traditional berry smoothie. The chia seeds swell and creates a thick consistency which is hated by some, but loved by most! You can mix them into your own smoothie recipe, or try mine below!
Ingredients (one portion):
- 1 banana
- 2 dl milk, water or a mixture of liquid and yogurt.
- Two tablespoons of chia seed
- 1 dl of optional berrys
- a little bit of honey or vanilla extract.
Mix the ingredients in a blender, wait 5 minutes to let the chia seeds swell, and enjoy!
3. Overnight oats
Overnight oats is a fast and easy breakfast. You prepare the bowl the night before and simply let the oats soak up the liquid while you sleep. A perfect dish during stressful periods! The only recipe I follow is the mindset “1 part oats + 1 part milk or water + some chia seeds” and then adjust the amount of oats and liquid after my hunger.
In the morning, I like to top off my bowl with either some hazelnut spread, milk and cinnamon, or jam.
As spring is approaching, we will soon also be able to enjoy our breakfasts in the sun. And as mentioned before, it is truly an important meal that is linked to better health and memory. With that said – eat your breakfast! Lastly, the breakfast is not complete without an obligatory cup of coffee or tea. Chai latte is my favorite and it’s super easy to make. I mix the powder with a 50/50 blend of hot milk and water, stir it and sometimes top the drink with some skimmed milk. Enjoy!