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Breakfast for Dinner

Tonight is one of those nights when I actually don’t feel like cooking. It’s cold and I’ve had a hard day. Right now something simple and easy is exactly what I want.

When I feel like this I often have ‘Breakfast for Dinner’. Some of my favourites are:

Eggs on toast.
Scrambled eggs with cheese and onions and a quick salad.
Boiled eggs and soldiers.
Eggs, chips and baked beans.

Tasty, comforting and easy to make!

2 Responses to “Breakfast for Dinner”

  1. Carol says:

    I am enjoying your recipes, ideas and musings very much. I am sending you a very good muffin recipe which you may find useful at some point. By the way these are REAL muffins not cupcakes masquerading as muffins! I have adapted these from various recipes I have found on the internet and I call them:


    2 cups of any “bran flakes with raisins” cereal
    1/4 cup wheat bran
    1/4 cup high fiber “all bran” type cereal
    (This mix can be added to with other fiber sources- oat bran, wheat germ etc, etc- experiment, experiment!)

    1 1/2 cups low fat milk (I use skim)
    2 tbsp & 2 tsp oil ( I use Canola oil)
    1 egg (I use large/extra large)

    1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
    1/4 cup dark brown sugar (you could use honey instead)
    3 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt

    5 chopped dates
    5 chopped apricots
    about 10 chopped walnuts

    Can also add dried cranberries or other dried fruit
    or fresh fruits ( Very good with fresh blueberries)

    Heat oven to 400 degrees- for celsius use 205 degrees. Bake for 18-25 minutes- until golden brown so need to test your oven for this.
    (I have a fan force oven and use 180 degrees and bake for 15-18 minutes)

    Mix “cereals” and milk in bowl in large bowl and let stand for about 5 minutes- you want crisp or hard cereals to soften. I also add my fruit and nuts at this point- dust these lightly with flour before adding.

    Beat oil & egg (add a few drops of vanilla if you wish).
    Add to milk/cereal mixture.

    Mix remaining ingredients ( I add about 1 tsp cinnamon & 1/3 tsp ginger to this but add any spice as you wish)
    Add this “dry” mixture to “wet” mixture & stir until moistened- don’t over-stir.

    Oil 12 medium size muffin cups and then divide batter evenly amongst these.

    These can be frozen.
    They are not that large (or overly sweet) & 2 of these make a very healthy and satisfying breakfast.

    Cheers and keep up the good work

  2. lunaraye says:

    Hi Carol! Thank you so much for your comments. I am delighted you are enjoying my blog posts. This recipe sounds wonderful and bran muffins happen to be my favourite (with Blueberry coming a close 2nd).

    I have found that here in the UK – muffins do tend to be more like cup cakes – which is always a disappointment – and to be honest I don’t think I have even seen a bran muffin over here. Never mind as with your fantastic recipe I am going to make some myself – I don’t think I’ll have many left to freeze though!

    I will let you know how I get on and please feel free to share more recipes!

    all the best, Luna xx

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