30 Jun 2009

Eat like a king ....

Breakfast My father usually says: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. This eating pattern makes a lot of sense. The problem is who has the time to cook for a king in the morning. We generally desire meal variety at lunch and dinner, but for breakfast many of us are creatures of habit and eat the same thing every morning. We even get upset when the jam’s jar we each morning is empty forcing us to find something else or just skip breakfast drinking only a cup of coffee. So, I tough: - To get more health, I needed to break my breakfast habits, so that means a little bit of variety. Berries & Granola Yesterday night meanwhile I roasted some potatoes I started to bake some healthy muffins for breakfast. I used berries, olive oil instead butter, granola and brown sugar. The recipe makes 18 muffins, that I frozen. So, today I pick one and leave to oven and viola: fresh muffins for breakfast coffee, low fat milk, jam, butter, strawberries and orange juice. Now I pray to God that I had disposition every morning to eat a good and healthy breakfast. Very berry granola topping muffins Very berry granola topping muffin • 1/2 cup olive oil • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar • 2 large eggs • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, strawberries, redcurrants • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest, (from 1 lemon) • 2 cup self raising flour (spooned and leveled) • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup milk Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line an 18-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar milk, and olive oil In a shallow bowl, mash 1 cup berries with a fork until liquefied. Add to previous mixture, along with lemon zest; beat to incorporate (mixture will appear separated). Sprinkle with little flour the remain cup berries In a large bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the olive oil and smashed berries mixture in alternating batches, beginning and ending with the flour. Gently fold in remaining cup berries. Spoon or scoop into cups, and sprinkle tops with granola topping FOR GRANOLA CRISP TOPPING • 1/2 cup granola • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter Mix all ingredients, until crumbs and leave to refrigerator for a few minutes Topping muffins and bake until golden brown AddThis Social Bookmark Button

12 comments:

Paz said...

Yes, I've heard the saying before and it does make a lot of sense.

You breakfast here if very nice-looking and healthy. I'm trying to eat healthy foods for breakfast, too. It can be very hard.

Paz

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Yes, eating the way your father does is very wise. I love these muffins, especially the healthiness of them. They look delicious! Love the granola topping!

Bellini Valli said...

Now that I have 3 hour lunches I am able to take your father's advice. These granola topped muffins would be perfect:D

Ricardo said...

Que lindos e deliciosos esses muffins tem um aspecto excepcional e guloso ...não podia ficar só por um infelizmente. jinhos doces :) xxx

Ivana said...

Que maravilla de fotos!! Yo soy incapaz de levantarme antes de las 6 para irme desayunada, asi que con mini bocata cada día!!
Aunque si tuviera estos muffins umm!!
que ricos!!
besitos (creo que entiendes español, si no me lo dices y la próxima i try to do it in english!!)
besitos

Nico said...

I always say the same, but never follow that rule, no time for big breakfast!!

lisaiscooking said...

Granola muffins sound fantastic! I've been meaning to make homemade granola, but granola on muffins sounds much better.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'd give an arm to have that muffin for breakfast!it looks gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

Your dad is a wise man :)

Manggy said...

I love his adage :) If your breakfast looks this good every morning, I'll be around to help make it! :)

Sophie said...

What a lovely breakfast muffin! Healthy too! I completely love it!
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...!!!!

Ivy said...

We also have the same saying in Greece as well.
I can cook a storm for lunch but I hate cooking in the morning. Your muffins sound amazing and your idea of freezing them and baking them in the morning is genius. I could do that. Your photos are beautiful as always Sylvia.