What to have for breakfast? The first decision of the day, unless you are grappling with more existential problems, then it is why am I here and what is the point of getting up? Assuming that is not the case, then, what to have for breakfast? Breakfast is not really a meal most of us spend much time on. It tends to be as assemblage. See what is lurking in the fridge and check the cupboard. You don’t look at a recipe book for breakfast and most people just have three or four favourite meals that they endlessly recycle.
This morning I cooked breakfast. Oat hotcakes and ate them with fresh fruit and yoghurt. There is a wee bit o’ Scots in me so I was looking for a way to eat oats outside of porridge in winter. Here is the recipe.
3/4 cup of milk
3/4 cup of rolled oats
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup of buckwheat flour (or plain flour if you don’t have/like buckwheat)
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
pinch of salt
To make the batter, first soak the oats in the milk for 10 minutes. Then add the sugar, olive oil and egg and mix together. Sift in the dry ingredients and combine. Heat a non-stick pan over a medium heat, add some olive oil and put in a couple of ladlefuls of the batter. Cook each hotcake for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. The mixture should make about 8.
Drizzle with honey and serve with berries, banana or other fresh fruit and yoghurt.