Breakfast, Snacks

Quick Easy Sweet Breakfast Bowl

I have no problem with breakfasts, they can just take a long time to make. I’m a Londoner, so that means jobs are easier to come by than in other parts of England, however, it also means I can underestimate distances and travel times because of the Tube. Transport in London really is a blessing, if not lacking punctuality, but there’s a trend to expect far too much from the network than is humanly possible. I live in Croydon, South London–near surrey–which is bordering no-longer-in-London, and yet I worked in Stoke Newington–North London–for almost a year. With all the transport links and connections, the journey still took me two and half hours (that’s the cheapest journey, anyway. Do you know how expensive travel fares are?) So that meant, no breakfasts for about 10 months. Sometimes I would bring in a bag of oats, or buy some yoghurt and cereal but it just wasn’t the same.

Work breakfast 😦

So here’s a quick and easy breakfast that you can throw together in at least 20 minutes. It’s nice and sweet, yet still gives you a healthy amount of vitamins and fibre. And it counts as two of your five-a-day! I call it a breakfast dessert bowl, but it could easily be a snack.

Breakfast Dessert Bowl (serves 1)

Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

Fruit:

  • 1 Apple, chopped
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 10g pitted dates
  • Cashew butter (with added cinnamon)

Ferrero Rocher bites (makes four)

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • chopped hazelnuts

Method

  • Prepare the fruit before getting ready for work (have a shower or something), and preheat the oven 200 degrees celsius
  • For the Ferrero Rocher bites, mix the dry ingredients with a spoon before adding the maple syrup. There should be enough to enable you to roll the oats et al. into balls (about 4 or 5)
  • Scatter the chopped hazelnuts on a plate and roll each ball into them until they coat each one
  • Place in the oven for about ten minutes, you only want to slightly warm them
  • Serve with the cashew butter as an added treat, it really goes well with the rest of the fruit

Alternatively, you can make the FR balls the evening before, and simply add them to your bowl. Hopefully, this gives you more time to eat your breakfast! If not, you could always pack it away in Tupperware dish and bring it to work with you, it’s far better than yoghurt and dry cereal 🙂

 

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