Easy Breakfast Ideas!
Most people I’ve come across at Uni did not cook at all before University. I’ve been cooking since I was about 12 so I thought I’d share some of my worldly wisdom with you all and what better to start with than breakfast the most important meal of the day that so many people miss. It can be difficult to make time for breakfast so the foods I’m going to suggest are easy, cheap and not too time consuming.
Porridge Yeah, I know it’s a little Oliver twist but if you add some fruit and sugar in there it can be delicious and incredibly filling! It can be cooked on a stove but to make it quicker simply put oats and milk in a bowl, cover and whack it on. Take it out every few minutes and give it a stir until it’s at the consistency you like. For particularly nice porridge use oat milk. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/perfect-porridge
Fancy beans on toast
I’m not a big fan of baked beans so I do this one a little differently. Throw some refried beans, mixed beans, smoked paprika, bacon and coriander in a slowcooker or put in the oven on gas mark 4. Cook for about 2 hours (you can do this in bulk at the start of the week and keep it in the fridge or freezer. Then have the mixture on toast and if you have the time add a poached egg or avocado for extra food. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/slow-cooker-breakfast-beans
Yogurt and Fruit
This is one of my absolute favourite breakfasts. Mix greek yogurt with some fruit (tinned is cheapest) and honey if you like that. To make it more filling and to add texture you can add granola which I get from ALDI because it can be a little pricey in other places. This is a great option for those who don’t like cooking! https://www.jaroflemons.com/granola-breakfast-bowl/
This one isn’t particularly healthy or special but it’s one of my go to comfort foods. I have them with marmite, cheese and sometimes a rasher of bacon. It’s super quick and very tasty. If you don’t like marmite you can just substitute that for butter or whatever you’d prefer.
The recipes I’ve attached aren’t ones I’ve used because I never really use recipes if I’m honest but I hope they’ll give you a little more guidance. If you try and of these out let me know what you thought!