Breakfast on the go

Breakfast on the go

Breakfast on the go

Overnight Oats in a Jar

Ingredients: Half cup of rolled oats; 1/4 tsp of cinnamon; 1 cup milk or almond milk; 1 tbsp of flax seeds; 1 tbsp of chia seeds; nuts and fruits of your choice.

Method: Prepare the oats the night before, by adding a serving of rolled oats in a glass bowl or jar. Throw in a tbsp of chia seeds for a rich creamy flavour and some flax seeds for a dose of antioxidants. Pour milk till the oats are completely soaked and slightly more. Add a dash of cinnamon for the flavouring. Add two chopped dates and throw in some raisins. You can even add a tsp of honey. Finely chop apples, bananas pears or strawberries and add them to the jar overnight if you like them soaked or quickly add them in the morning if you like the crunch. Top it with nuts of your choice - pecan nuts or walnuts.  

Flavoured French Toast Sticks

Ingredients: Around 1/3 cup of whole milk; 2 large eggs; 1 tsp of vanilla extract or banana extract; 1/2 tsp of cinnamon; 1 tbsp of butter, softened; 4 slices of sandwich bread; 1 tbsp of toppings like strawberries, pecans, raisins or cranberries and powdered sugar or honey.

Method: In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Set aside. Take the bread slices and cut them into strips. Lightly grease a pan with softened butter. Dip each bread stick into the egg mixture and cook it on both sides in the pan. Serve warm with powdered sugar or honey and toppings of your choice.  

Quinoa Upma

Ingredients: Around 1/4 bowl of quinoa; 1 small onion; 1 small tomato; 1 small carrot; 1 tsp of green peas; a pinch of turmeric powder; 1/2 tsp of pav bhaji masala; a pinch of cumin; 3-4 curry leaves; green chillies as per taste; few sprigs of coriander; salt to taste and a tsp of oil.

Method: Cook the quinoa the night before and store. Heat oil and add the cumin. When done add the curry leaves, green chilies and sauté on a medium flame for a minute. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for a minute or till the onions turn translucent. Add chopped tomatoes and cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add the carrots, green peas and sauté on a medium flame for a few minutes. Add the pav bhaji masala and sauté. Add the quinoa, salt and turmeric powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for a minute, stirring continuously. Serve immediately.

(Courtesy: Food Fuel)

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