I’m never hungry first thing in the morning so I usually take something to eat at work. In the past it was something like a bagel and cream cheese or pop-tarts (I convinced myself they were ok because I ate Nature’s Path Organic “Toaster Pastries”).
I decided to find a better breakfast that I could quickly make in the morning.
In my quest I discovered the homemade egg sandwich (seen below).
Especially good after a morning run!
An Awesome Breakfast in 5 min. or Less
- 1 egg
- Cheese of choice (I used slices of sharp cheddar)
- Broccoli/Spinach/Veggie of choice (optional)
- 2 slices of bread (or bagel, pita wrap, English muffin)
- Crack the egg into a ceramic bowl, stab the yolk, and cover with a plate. Cook it on 50% power for approx. 2 minutes. (If you can’t figure out how to adjust your microwaves power you might explode your first egg, like me).
- While the egg is microwaving toast the bread.
- When the egg is done use the same bowl to steam the broccoli. Place the broccoli in the bowl and cover with a little water. Cook in the microwave for aprox. 2 minutes.
- Layer everything to make a great, quick out-the-door sandwich!
It goes really well with chocolate milk.
I love oatmeal. I like mixing it with egg whites, putting it in smoothies, or making it with sliced apple and cinnamon.
That’s my I became so excited when I came across Smitten Kitchen’s oatmeal pancake recipe.
I didn’t have any molasses or honey so I didn’t use them but it tasted just fine.
Instead of mapel syrup on top I dolloped some of my mom’s homemade strawberry rhubarb jam. Delicious!
From Smitten Kitchen
Adapted and just tweaked a little from Good to the Grain
Makes about 18 pancakes
3/4 cup oat flour (you can make this by pulsing rolled oats into a food processor or spice grinder until finely ground; 1 cup of oats yielded 3/4 cup oat flour for me)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon Kosher or coarse salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (plus extra for the pan)
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 cup cooked oatmeal*
1 tablespoon unsulphured (not blackstrap) molasses or 1 tablespoon honey
2 large eggs
Whisk the dry ingredients together then add the wet ones.
Cook on a hot skillet until it looks like a pancake.