QuirkyBrekkie


Breakfast is a very important meal of the day and I cannot overemphasise on how you should not skip it. Today we are keeping it simple with #QuirkyBrekkie; this is a wonderful combination of oatmeal/plain flour pancakes and “naija” inspired scrambled eggs. This is a fitfam approved breakfast so hurray!

So this means you’re getting a recipe for two pancakes, can I get a whoop whoop!

Mini brag: This was the best Nigerian inspired scrambled eggs I’ve ever made!!! Each bite took me to a place in my childhood, I wished I could exchange the pancakes for hot soft yam! I love food. I made it my own by adding king prawns, frankfurters and garlic granules.


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QuirkyBrekkie

A beautiful fusion of Oatmeal/Flour pancakes, Nigerian themed scrambled eggs and mixed berry compote. 

Prep time: 10mins

Cook time: 20mins

Total time: 30mins

Serves 2-3 people (or an extremely hungry person)

Ingredients 

Oatmeal/Plain Flour Pancakes

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats/plain flour
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • One large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder(for plain flour pancake)
  • Dash of vanilla essence
  • One medium-sized banana (this serves as a sweetener and binder if you’re using rolled oats)
  • 1 cooking spoon oil for frying ( I used sunflower oil)

Nigerian Scrambled eggs

  • Handful of King prawns (optional)
  • Chicken Frankfurters(optional)
  • 4 eggs (lightly whisked)
  • 2 large plum tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 habanero pepper aka ata rodo (chopped)
  • One medium sized onion (chopped)
  • 2-3 tablespoon milk(optional)
  • Garlic granules/one clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 bouillon cube (I used Knorr Chicken
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying ( I used sunflower oil)

Mixed Berries Compote

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries

All the berries should make about 1/4 cup

  • Honey to taste
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Method for Pancakes

I’m a lover of simple but efficient and when I discovered I could make pancakes in a blender, I didn’t need to be told twice, I mean no more lumpy batter, forever!

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl

 I made flour pancakes for my flatmate and oatmeal pancakes with summer berries compote for myself. If you’re using plain flour, remember to add the baking powder to the dry mix at this point. 

  • Add half of the milk into a blender
  • Pop in the dry mixture
  • Add in the remaining milk, vanilla essence, banana and egg

If you’re using plain flour, skip the banana step here

  • Whizz for 30 seconds and you’re done.

QuirkyTip: If you don’t have  a blender/there’s no light to power it, I got you! This is what you need to do: mash the banana separately, lightly whisk the egg, vanilla essence and milk another bowl. Then gradually add the wet mixture to the dry mix with a spatula and finally add in the mashed banana(if you’re making the oatmeal pancakes) 

  • Heat nonstick frying pan on medium heat
  • Add a little oil, just enough to coat the base of the frying pan
  • Scoop your batter with a spoon and fry until golden on each side
  • You should get about 3-4 medium-sized pancakes from the batter(That’s if you don’t eat it all up before serving!)
  • Plate and you’re done!

Method for Nigerian Scrambled eggs

  •  Heat nonstick frying pan on medium heat
  • Add a little oil, just enough to coat the base of the frying pan
  • Add your chopped onions, thyme and curry
  • Fry on low heat for 2mins
  • Add tomatoes, pepper, prawns and frankfurters
  • Season with Knorr cube and salt to taste.
  • Fry until prawns are almost cooked (2-3 mins)
  • Add the milk into the whisked egg, and pour mixture into the pan
  • Stir crazily with fork to incorporate everything
  • Add our quirkytims special secret ingredient; Cameroon pepper to taste
  • Allow eggs cook to your preference, I like mine a bit runny so less time on the heat.
  • Take off heat and serve.
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Such Yumminess in one photo!

Method for Mixed Berries Compote

  • Pour berries into a saucepan (Set  a few aside for garnishing)
  • Add water and honey
  • Set pan on low heat, bring to boil and simmer for 1-2 mins
  • Add lime juice and taste for preferred sweetness/tanginess
  • Simmer for another minute and you’re done
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As you can see, I went to town with the mixed berries compote!

Hello quirkies, it’s been one heck of a week. Life got in the way of #MondayRantday (read last week’s post here)and I couldn’t post this yesterday as planned but I made sure I still did it even though today’s Thursday (-_-)

Tomorrow we have a guest post from someone I respect and he’ll be addressing the proverbial Mother/Wife tussle for power. Don’t miss #QuirkyFridays tomorrow, if you missed last week’s post, click here to catch up.

That’s it for#WednesdayYumday, have a lovely day and remember; your smile is the best thing about someone’s day, so keep on smiling!

Talk to y’all later xxx

 

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