Do you need power for the day? With our friendly breakfast recipes, you will do something good for your body and start the morning with fresh energy.
Admittedly, cooking a warm breakfast takes longer than making a sandwich or pouring milk into muesli. But it also gives you more energy. Why? The body can digest warm food faster and is directly at operating temperature. This relieves your spleen, stomach, and intestines and prevents a bloated stomach.
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That’s Why A Hot Breakfast Is Healthy
Other advantages of a warm breakfast are that it keeps you full longer, boosts your immune system, and fires up your metabolism. Food cravings are slowed down, and you can even lose weight if you eat a warm breakfast regularly. Not to mention that a hot breakfast will warm you from the inside out during the cold season.
In addition to classic scrambled eggs or porridge, there are many other warm breakfast recipes that you can use to sweeten your day and recharge your batteries. Here are our top 4:
Best Cooked Breakfast: Blinis With Butter
Blinis are the Russian answer to American pancakes or French crepes. They taste heavenly sweet with sweetened condensed milk. They are spicy with caviar, salmon, or even ham and cheese. However, warm blinis taste best if you dip them in melted butter with a pinch of salt.
You Need (For 3-4 People):
- 200ml milk
- 4 eggs
- 5-6 heaped tablespoons of flour
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 pinch baking powder
- 1 dash sunflower oil (main thing, no olive oil)
Here’s How It Works:
Mix the milk, eggs, salt, sugar, baking powder, and oil. Add the flour spoon by spoon so that there are no lumps. Taste the dough – it should taste neither too sweet nor too salty. If necessary, sweeten or add salt. If the dough is still very runny, add a little more flour until it is creamy.
Heat a coated pan (approx. 26 cm in diameter) with oil. Fill half a spoon with batter and pour into the pan. Spread thinly in the pan in a circular motion. Turn the blin (singular of blini) with a spatula. Let it fry for 1 minute on each side until the flatbread is slightly brown.
Layer the blinis on top of each other on a plate. After every 10th blin, you can put a piece of butter in between, making your warm breakfast even juicier.
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Sweet Hot Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal
Is regular porridge too dull for you? Then try this warm breakfast casserole. The baked oatmeal keeps you full for a long time and gives you energy. Sweet fruit and nuts make Baked Oatmeal the perfect friendly breakfast recipe for those with a sweet tooth.
You Need (For 4 People):
- 180 g tender oat flakes
- 80 g chopped nuts (e.g., half-half walnuts, almonds, or cashews)
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cardamom
- Mark of a vanilla bean
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 3-4 tablespoons honey, thick juice, or agave syrup
- 480 ml milk
- 1 ripe banana (sliced)
- 150 g frozen berries (preferably in a mix, raspberries, blackberries, currants…)
Here’s How It Works:
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees top/bottom heat. Mix the rolled oats with the nuts, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt. Spread half the frozen berries and banana in the bottom of a greased casserole dish (about 21 x 21 cm). Pour oat mixture on top.
Cream together the milk, egg, honey, vanilla pulp, half the butter, and pour evenly over the oat preparation. Layer the remaining fruit on top and pour over the remaining butter. Bake the casserole in the oven for 45 minutes and serve lukewarm.
Hearty Cooked Breakfast: Shakshuka
Do you prefer spicy to sweet in the morning? No problem, you’ll love Shakshuka as a hearty hot breakfast recipe. As part of the Levantine cuisine, you are also very much in vogue with the Israeli form of the breakfast egg.
You Need (For 3 People):
- 4 large eggs
- 1 can of peeled and chopped tomatoes (400 g)
- 1 red pepper
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 onion
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp paprika powder (noble sweet)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp black pepper (or chilli powder)
- 2 sprigs of fresh coriander (or parsley)
- Farmhouse bread or flatbread to serve
This Is How It Works:
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees top/bottom heat. Finely chop the garlic, dice the onion, and cut the peppers into narrow strips. Braise the peppers and onions with the oil for about 15 minutes in a cast-iron pan (important: do not use a saucepan!). Season with garlic, cumin, paprika powder, and black pepper. Add the tomato paste and chopped tomatoes, let everything simmer for another quarter of an hour, and season with salt.
Make 4 wells in the tomato sauce for the eggs using a tablespoon. Crack the eggs and slide them into a well one at a time. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the eggs, if you like. Now the pan goes into the oven for 10 minutes. When the eggs are cooked, the shakshuka is ready. Sprinkle it with coriander or parsley and serve with fresh bread.
Tip: You can also add diced feta to the tomato sauce before the egg. This will make your hot breakfast a little creamier and less spicy.
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Quick Hot Breakfast: Bacon And Egg Toast Muffins
Baking dough or stirring around in the pan takes too long for you? Here’s a hot breakfast recipe that tastes great and is so quick it’s a real-life hack.
You Need (For 4 Servings):
- 4 eggs
- 8 strips of bacon
- 4 slices of toast
- salt and pepper
- 1 greased muffin pan
Here’s How It Works:
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees top/bottom heat. Lightly sear the toast and bacon in a pan. Press a slice of toast into the bottom of each muffin cavity and line the sides with 2 strips of bacon. Now you break an egg into the mould and season it with salt and pepper. Place the muffin tin in the oven for about 10 minutes until the egg is set.
Tip: Your warm breakfast muffin will be even more filling if you spread some grated Emmental or cheddar in the nest of toast and bacon before the egg.