Some of you, who have been on board for a while, will have already seen a breakfast post on this blog, but is there really such a thing as too much brunch food? Not in my world… Last week, my friend came over for breakfast, which for some reason we don’t do too often. We usually meet at night and cook dinner or go out together. But actually, the days are much longer and you can fit more amazing people into your day. Which is awesome!
So she came over, and since I’m definitely not a natural morning person, I wanted to do something easy and quick. I do however love to ake food look pretty, just because I enjoy it much more that way. So I needed healthy, pretty stuff, that doesn’t take too much work and ideally don’t break the bank, because what student actually has money to burn.
The thing I usually eat in the mornings is greek yoghurt. Whether it’s on its own, with fresh fruit, granola or in oatmeal (’cause it’s freaking cold atm). For this special occasion, I simply layered it with berries and some of my homemade granola (tell me if you want a recipe for that, btw…) into a glass. If you want, you can also garnish the whole thing with some fresh mint. I had some at home, because we wanted to drink some mint and lime champagne with brunch.
Another delicious and super easy breakfast food is pancakes. The batter only calls for a few ingredients and they are super customizable. For these ones, I just added some fresh blueberries into the batter, cooked them and layered them into little stacks with ricotta, agave syrup and raspberries. Again, I added some mint because I had it at home and some fresh greens always makes everything look much more pretty and professional…
We also had some fresh baguette and guacamole, just because would we really be millenials without adding avocados to every meal? Plus, it’s actually delicious and takes about 30 seconds to mash the avocado and add salt, pepper and lemon juice. I also just put some of my meal prep on the table, that vaguely fit into the whole brunch scheme. So in the background you can see some chia pudding made with oat milk and cinnamon and some houmous I had in the fridge.
To drink, besides the mint and lime champagne cocktail and coffee of course, I made a quick smoothie with all the fruit I had leftover. This is banana, apple, kiwi, blueberries and raspberries. If you haven’t noticed already, I absolutely LOVE berries, they just make everything better!
For the lunch part, I decided to make something savoury, because I’m not actually a fan of sweet food in the mornings. This is also the thing that takes the longest out of all the items, but I found it’s actually quite nice to have this finished freshly halfway through breakfast.
I just cut up a medium sized sweet potato into tiny little chunks (bigger ones work just as well, I just really enjoy cutting veggies), tossed it with olive oil, salt and pepper and stuck it in the oven for about 25 minutes. Then I made little dips into the sweet potato mixture, cracked some eggs into there and put the thing back into the oven for 8-10 minutes. Easy and low maintenance, but it’s totally instagram-worthy if you ask me… Which you probably shouldn’t, but oh well.
So I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found some breakfast inspiration and please tell me what you make for friends, that doesn’t require slaving in the kitchen for hours before breakfast.