Breakfast is certainly my favourite meal of the day. Terrible things happen if I ever skip it, and you don’t want to be near me when such thing occurs. Besides the fact I love the energy boost I receive from my morning meal, I’m crazy about all kinds of breakfast foods: pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, cinnamon rolls, yogurt & granola… etc. Thing is I never, ever I have those for breakfast, that’s weird right???
I’m a toast-for-breakfast kind of girl. Olive oil on toast, to be exact, although I never say no to a warm, buttery, cinnamon sugar one! I can’t go trought the day without having my morning toast, because what’s the point in getting up if there’s no toasts waiting for me???
And it’s not that I have never tried having something different from it; I have, actually! And know what? I always go back to my toast, no matter if I’ve had something else for breakfast, I’ll still have to have my toast.
BUT I still love a good waffle, even if I can’t have them for breakfast because I know I’ll miss my toast; so what I do is either having them for dinner, or as a pre-workout snack, if they’re healthy, like these ones:
Because how can you go wrong with fudgy chocolaty waffles with a crispy exterior that also happen to be super high in protein and fiber, therefoore keeping you full for longer? Yeah, they would make a fantastic breakfast if you didn’t mind to skip your morning toast. But if you like me wouldn’t skip it, let me tell you that they’re also a pretty good pre-workout snack… they’ve fueled some of my longest runs, actually.
And as a bonus, I got to use up some homegrowns zucchinis, which happen to be growing like crazy in our garden. Mind you, we’ve got about 50 zucchini plants, we’re droning on them right now… Zucchini for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert… So see I have to come up with some new ideas, before I start to loathe ratatouille, which is like what I’m having everyday. So so so so many tomatos, zucchinis and eggplants! I wonder now if I can make up a dessert out of eggplants too, because we have insane amounts of them too.
1 + 1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt
1 cup grated zucchini (this weighed 200 gr. for me, half a zucchini)
2 large eggs
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1 c. wholewheat flour
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. rolled oats
1/2 cocoa powder
3/4 tbsp. baking powder
4 tbsp. brown sugar
a pinch of salt
1/4 c. chocolate chips
Combine wet ingredients in a bowl, and dry in a different one. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and stir until combined. Add chocolate chips. Batter will be really thick. Scoop it into the waffle-maker (it shouldn’t be pourable) and cook according to manufacturers instructions. Serve with your favourite toppings (although they’re great on their own!) and enjoy!
Question of the day: do you always have the same breakfast? What’s your favourite breakfast item?