Everyone enjoys a good healthy breakfast, and even more so if one includes an option of strawberries, cookies, egg, pistachios, or raisins. Breakfast bowls ideas include a strawberry and cream polenta, oatmeal cookie dough bake, oatmeal and soft cooked egg, and steel cut oats with ricotta and pistachios. The strawberry polenta ingredients include two and one half cups of milk, two cups of water, quarter teaspoon salt, cup of coarse polenta, three tablespoons of brown sugar, one and a half teaspoons vanilla extract, diced strawberries, half and half milk, and chopped almonds. Begin with the polenta by adding milk, water, and salt into a sauce pan on medium high heat to simmer. Wisk in the polenta while permitting it to cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and add a bit more milk if too thick for your taste. Combine the polenta with the brown sugar and vanilla extract. Add the polenta to a bowl with strawberries, a bit of half and half and top it off with a few almonds.
Cookies for breakfast will never be a bad way to start your day. Oatmeal cookie dough bake consists of a teaspoon of almond butter, quarter cup of apple sauce, couple teaspoons of honey, half teaspoon of vanilla extract, quarter teaspoon of baking powder, pinch of salt, quarter cup of rolled oats, two tablespoons of almond meal, and one tablespoon of chocolate chips. Begin by getting the oven ready at 350 degrees and grease down an oven safe dish to add all of the ingredients. Combine together the almond butter, apple sauce, honey, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Add the mixture to the oats and almond meal which ultimate creates a sticky dough. Add the chocolate chips, transfer the dough to the pan, and send it to the oven for 18 to 20 minutes.
Most like an egg added to their breakfast. One can mix up a quick breakfast bowl with a half a cup of quick cooking rolled oats, salt, pepper, cooking spray, one large egg, couple teaspoons of shredded sharp cheddar, and a tablespoon of thinly sliced up green scallion. Simply utilize a small sauce pan to bring a cup of water to boil, and then add your oats with a pinch of salt. Stir well and then reduce the heat to permit the oats to simmer for approximately five minutes. Use a second pan to heat a pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Add the egg until the white is set, and so that the yolk remains soft or around three minutes of cooking time. Season your egg to taste and serve it on top of the oatmeal topped off with cheese and the scallion greens.
A final suggestion is to try out steel cut oats with ricotta, pistachios and raisins. Ingredients include a cup of slow cooking steel cut oats, four cups of water, salt, one teaspoon of brown sugar or honey, one tablespoon of raisins and fresh ricotta, and one teaspoon of chopped pistachios. Use a deep pot and bring the water to a boil. Add to the oats and cook until they thicken. Reduce the heat to a simmer. One will want the grains to be tender with the water absorbed, which generally takes around 15 to 20 minutes. It is important to let the grains sit for five minutes prior to serving. Do not hesitate to make extra oats as they can be reheated quite nicely in a microwave so one can enjoy throughout a given week. Add sugar or honey to the oats, raisins along with the ricotta cheese and pistachios. Stir it up well to enjoy every part of the mixture in each bite.