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Kanika Gautam
12 Dec 2018 . 1 min read

No Time For Breakfast? These Quick Recipes Will Fix Your Problem


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Breakfast is the most important meal of our day. And a pleasant day starts with some luscious breakfast first. Let’s indulge in some easy to make breakfast recipes and make your mornings a merry ride with rainbows and unicorns!

So what can you make for a ‘fast and easy’ breakfast?

Here’s your menu, wait till you see the specials:

1) Eggless Pancakes

Sweet, fluffy and oh-so-yummy we got pancakes for the most important meal of the day and they are eggless too! Serve these fluff-ball pancakes with sweet or savory syrup and we bet you will have the sweetest day ahead of you.

Total Cooking Time: 35 mins.

Servings: 10

Ingredients & Quantity:

1 Cup Maida, 1 Tsp Sugar, ½ Salt, 2 tsp Baking Powder, 1 Cup Milk, 3 tbsp oil, 1 tsp Vanilla Essence.

eggless package

Steps:

  • Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, oil, vanilla essence and enough water to form a smooth paste. The batter should be of a coating consistency. Add more water if required.
  • Take a frying pan and heat oil in it, turn over the pan when the oil gets hot and drain the excess oil off it.
  • Increase the heat again, and pour batter in the pan.
  • Lower the heat and cover the pan for about 10 seconds. Uncover the pan.
  • When edges of the pancake start lifting on its own, the pancake is done.
  • Just loosen the edges and turn the pan upside down over a plate and serve.

2) Scrambled Eggs and Chicken Sausages

All that you need to kick-start your day is a power-packed high-protein breakfast. Smack your lips with this quick and easy to prepare scrambled eggs recipe tossed in mild spices with chicken sausages.
Let’s get started!

Total Cooking Time: 25 mins.

Servings: 1

Ingredients & Quantity:

½ onion chopped, 1 potato chopped, 2 chicken sausages (sliced), 3 tbsp olive oil, 6 eggs, Salt and pepper for flavor, 2 tbsp cheese grated, handful chopped spring onions, butter, burger buns, and ½ cup milk.

scrambled eggs for breakfast

Steps:

  • Heat up the pan with olive oil.
  • Put potato into the pan and fry till it turns a golden brown color.
  • Put the chicken sausages in the pan and toss them.
  • Now add onions into the pan along with salt & pepper.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer them into another pan.
  • Beat the eggs to a mixture and add milk, and cheese and whisk.
  • Heat the pan and add both the mixtures, and cook on low heat.
  • Then gently scrape the bottom and add salt, pepper and sprinkle some spring onions.
  • Preheat the oven at 240 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Spread butter on the buns and grill them for 4 minutes in the oven.
  • Garnish with spring onions.

3) Masala Cheese French Toast

Quick and tasty, easy peasy ‘Masala cheese French toast’ is one of the most delicious breakfast recipes, this cheesy French toast can be ready in minutes and can be made effortlessly. Works well for a lazy Sunday.

Total Cooking Time: 25 mins.

Servings: 5

Ingredients & Quantity:

3 Tbsp Chilli tomato ketchup, 1 tsp Mustard, 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise, 3 slices White or brown bread, 4 slices Cheese, 4 Egg whites, 1 Spring onion, 2 Green chilies, Few Coriander leaves, 2-3 Basil leaves, 1 Bunch Chives, small, Salt to taste, To cook Olive oil.

Masala Cheese french toast

Steps:

  • Herb paste: In a blender make a paste of spring onions, basil, green chilies, coriander, and chives.
  • Sauce paste: In a bowl mix chilli tomato ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.
  • Egg mixture: In another bowl whisk egg whites with a little salt. Add the herb paste.
  • Take a bread slice. Apply the sauce paste and place 2 cheese slices. Place another sauce smothered bread. Repeat. Chill for 2-3 minutes.
  • Dip the bread-cheese-sauce sandwich in the egg mixture.
  • In a pan add some olive oil and cook the french toast till golden brown on both sides.
  • Cut into fingers and there you go!

4) Quinoa Lentil Salad

Bored of eating the same breakfast on and often?

Well, we got a plan for you.

Try this interesting salad for breakfast with quinoa, carrots, cauliflower, lentils, pomegranate and Mosambi juice. Your all-in-one breakfast meal.

Total Cooking Time: 30 mins.

Servings: 2

Ingredients & Quantity:

1 Cup Quinoa, 2-3 Baby carrots, Broccoli, Asparagus, Cauliflower, 1 Cup Lentils, 1 Cup Pomegranate, 2 Spring onions, Coriander.

For the dressing:

1 Mosambi (juiced), 1 tsp Mustard, 2 Tbsp Olive oil, Lemon grass, 1/2 Green chilli, chopped, 4-6 Basil leaves

Quinoa Lentil Salad

Steps:

  • Add salt to boiling water and par-blanch the vegetables for almost 45 seconds.
  • Shift them in a bowl with ice water. Add soaked quinoa to a bowl.
  • Then add lentils, pomegranate seeds to it.
  • Chopped spring onions to it and coriander mix them well.
  • Add the blanched vegetables to the lentil and quinoa mix.

Prepare the dressing:

  • Take fresh Mosambi juice and add mustard, lemon grass, chopped green chilli, basil leaves and some olive oil to it. Mix it well with the salad.
  • Plate up the salad and garnish it with some sunflower sprouts.

5) Hummus and Veggie Breakfast Bowls

Running out of time? Going hungry to your work even today? Don’t. An empty stomach leads to a blank mind and an unhappy heart. This nourishing Hummus and Veggies Breakfast Bowl is filled with feel-good, flavorful favorites that combine to make a perfectly savory and delicious meal!

Total Cooking Time: 25 mins

Servings: 2

Ingredients & Quantity:

1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil,1 pound asparagus¹, cut into bite-sized pieces (with ends trimmed and discarded),3 cups shredded kale leaves,1 batch lemony dressing, 3 cups shredded (uncooked) Brussels sprouts, 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa, ½ cup hummus,1 avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly-sliced, 4 eggs, cooked however you’d like (I soft-boiled mine), garnishes: sunflower seeds (or sliced almonds), toasted sesame seeds, crushed red pepper.

Dressing Ingredients:

2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil, 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1 garlic clove, minced, salt and freshly-cracked black pepper

Hummus and Veggie Breakfast Bowls

Steps:

  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.  Add asparagus and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.  Remove from heat and set side.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine the kale and lemony dressing.  Then use your fingers to massage the dressing into the kale for 2-3 minutes, or until the leaves are dark and softened.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts, quinoa, and cooked asparagus, and toss until combined.
  • To assemble the bowls, smear a spoonful of hummus along the side of each bowl.  Then portion the kale salad evenly between the four bowls, top with avocado, egg, and your desired garnishes.  Serve immediately.

Enough of English breakfast?

Well, we have got some desi recipes too. Indulge in cooking something delicious for your mom this Sunday.
Make your mom proud and your taste buds too.

6) Besan ka Cheela

Besan ka cheela is like our low maintenance friend who is always there, no matter what. A favourite in most North Indian homes, it needs very few ingredients and is super easy to make.

Perfect recipe for busy mornings. 

Total Cooking Time: 30 mins.

Servings: 2

Ingredients & Quantity:

1 Cup Besan, 1 Cup Water, 2 tsp Salt, 1/2 Onion, sliced, 1 tsp Chilli powder, 1 tsp Ajwain, 1 Green chilli, 1/2 Cup Methi leaves, finely chopped, 4 tsp Oil (for frying)

besan ka cheela

Steps:

  • Mix all the ingredients, except oil, to a thick pouring consistency, adding the water a little at a time.
  • Leave to rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat a tbsp or so of oil in a frying pan, then pour it off into a container.
  • Keeping the heat high pour some batter in the center of the pan, spreading it out a little.
  • Lower the heat and let cook till the edges brown a little and can be lifted easily.
  • Dribble a little oil around it, turning the pan so the oil goes under the Cheela.
  • Flip it over to cook slightly on the other side and before serving it hot with a green chutney.

7) Vermicelli Upma

Looking for an option that is light and healthy? An easy breakfast recipe from South India that is both delicious and healthy. Snacking option for all your hunger pangs, served best with a bowl of hot Sambhar.

Total Cooking Time: 30 mins.

Servings: 2

Ingredients & Quantity:

1 Cup Besan, 1 Cup Water, 2 tsp Salt, 1/2 Onion, sliced, 1 tsp Chilli powder, 1 tsp Ajwain, 1 Green chilli, 1/2 Cup Methi leaves, finely chopped, 4 tsp Oil (for frying)

Vermicelli Upma

Steps:

  • Mix all the ingredients, except oil, to a thick pouring consistency, adding the water a little at a time.
  • Leave to rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat a tbsp or so of oil in a frying pan, then pour it off into a container.
  • Keeping the heat high pour some batter in the center of the pan, spreading it out a little.
  • Lower the heat and let cook till the edges brown a little and can be lifted easily.
  • Dribble a little oil around it, turning the pan so the oil goes under the cheela.
  • Flip it over to cook slightly on the other side and before serving it hot with green chutney.

8) Masala Omlette

Voila. No stressy, No depressy. OMELET alert all the way. Omelet is one of the easiest and quickest delightful eat for any egg lover. Bored of the regular omelet recipes? Well, a little experimentation never hurts. You can go on making tomato omelets, onion omelets and many more. Keep it spicy or keep it moderate. Go about making it just the way you like it.

Total Cooking Time: 20 mins.

Servings: 2

Ingredients & Quantity:

1/2 onion chopped, 1 tomato chopped, 2 green chilies chopped, 3 Tbsp olive oil, 3 eggs, Salt and pepper to flavor, 2 Tbsp butter, Handful fresh coriander leaves, Handful spring onions chopped, Handful grated cheese, Burger bun

masala omlette

Steps:

  • Heat olive oil in a pan and add onion, tomato and green chilies.
  • Let the vegetables sweat lightly then turn down the heat and let the vegetables cook.
  • Then break 3 eggs and whisk them nicely.
  • Add salt and pepper to flavor.
  • Mix the eggs and the vegetable and saute them.
  • Then heat the pan with butter and pour the mixture in the pan.
  • Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves, spring onions and grated cheese on the mixture and let it fry.
  • Make two folds of the omelette.
  • Turn off the heat and add butter under the omelet.
  • Serve with a toasted bun and garnish with fresh coriander.

9) Peas and Potato Sandwich

You don’t need to be a master chef to satiate your hunger pangs. Make a super quick sandwich to give a healthy start to your day.  Feel nourished with a healthy start to your day.

Total Cooking Time: 20 mins.

Servings: 2

Ingredients & Quantity:

1 Large bowl Peas boiled, 3 Potatoes (grated), boiled, 2 Green chilies, chopped,1/2 tsp Madras curry powder,1/4 tsp Coriander powder,4 Kaffir lime leaves finely chopped,1/4 tsp Red chili powder,2 Tbsp Olive oil,6 Bread slices, Butter, Salt To taste.

peas and potato sandwich

Steps:

  • Heat the pan and drizzle it with olive oil and flash fry green chilies. Add the potatoes and saute.
  • Add kaffir lime leaves, curry powder, boiled peas, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt.
  • Mash the potatoes and peas and let it cook away for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once cooked leave the filling to cool down.
  • Use slices of bread and butter them evenly.
  • Evenly spread the filling on 3 bread slices and now cover them each with a slice of bread.

10) Rawa Upma

Be it the morning breakfast or an evening snack, little upma never hurts. This favourite breakfast staple from South India is super easy to make and perfect for a wholesome morning meal. Throw in some veggies like peas, carrots and beans to make it more nutritious. 

Get set Go!

Total Cooking Time: 20 mins.

Servings: 2

Ingredients & Quantity:

250 Gram Semolina, 650 Ml Water, 75 Gram Ghee, 5 Gram Mustard seeds, 2 Gram Black gram dal, 2 Gram Bengal gram dal, 100 Gram Onions, 5 Gram Green chilies, 25 Gram Cashew nuts, 2 Gram Curry leaves salt.

Garnishing:

Coriander leaves, Coconut grated

rawa upma

Steps:

  • Boil water.
  • Slice onions and chilies.
  • Heat a deep pan with ghee. Add mustard, when crackling add the dals and sauté until golden.
  • Add onions, curry leaves, cashew nuts and green chilies. When the onions are translucent add semolina and sauté.
  • Add the boiling water and stir rapidly with the salt.
  • When the moisture is absorbed, the upma is cooked. - Mix well and garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.

11) Banana and Almond Porridge

No time to prepare a dish? Make something real quick. Uses oats, chia seeds, bananas, milk, dates and nuts. A perfect one pot breakfast meal with nutrients in abundance. Helps to keep your tummy full and your heart satisfied.

Total Cooking Time: 15 mins.

Servings: 1

Ingredients & Quantity:

1/4 Cup Oats,1 tsp Chia seeds,1 Cup Milk,1/2 Banana chopped,1 Tbsp Dates chopped, 2 tsp Almonds sliced, 2 tsp Cinnamon powder,1 Saffron thread, 1 Tbsp Honey.

banana and almond porridge

Steps:

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Soak the oats in water for a few minutes, and in another bowl soak chia seeds in water for 10 minutes.
  • In a pan over medium flame, heat up the milk and add banana, dates, almonds and cinnamon.
  • Add the saffron thread to the milk. After 30 seconds, add the oats and cook with the milk.
  • After 1 minute, when the porridge is the right consistency and oats are cooked through, remove the pan from flame and pour the porridge into a serving bowl.
  • Stir honey through the porridge and garnish with chia seeds.

Age is an influencing factor when it comes to deciding your meals. While adults are fine with just anything, kids are little choosy about their food. They want to have something that tastes good and looks good too. Let’s make something that is quick and nutritious enough to give your little ones the energy they need.

12) Easy Bread Poha

The quintessential breakfast of India, it is a quick and easy dish to prepare. Lover of all things that bread in it resonates with your taste buds? Be in for a quick Poha treat for you and your kids. Bread Poha is a variation of Poha, with slices of bread added to the masala.

Total Cooking Time: 20 mins

Servings: 2

Ingredients & Quantity:

2 Tbsp Oil, 1/8 tsp Hing, 1 tsp Mustard seeds, 5-6 Curry leaves, 2 Whole red chilies, 1 cups Cookies peas, 1/2 cups Peanuts, roasted, 1 tsp Turmeric powder, 1 tsp Salt, 4 Bread, 2 Green chilies, 1 tbsp Lemon juice, 1/2 cups Coriander leaves, Desiccated coconut.

easy bread poha

Steps:

  • Take a pan and put some oil in it for heating.
  • When the oil is hot, add Hing to it.
  • Add Mustard seeds, curry leaves and whole red chilies.
  • Saute them for a while and add cooked green peas.
  • Now add roasted peanuts to the mixture and cook it until golden brown.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt. Mix and put the bread slices into it.
  • Mix them and sprinkle some water over it before adding the green chilies, lemon juice and coriander leaves in the end for a tangy taste.

13) Bread Pizza

Add that fun element for your kids with the bite sized pizzas, topped with your favourite vegetables and cheese. What an easy and crunchy option, isn’t it?

Total Cooking Time: 25 mins.

Servings: 1

Ingredients & Quantity:

2 bread slices, 1/2 sliced cucumber, 1/2 sliced carrot, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, 1 pinches powdered black pepper, 2 tablespoon pizza sauce, 1/2 sliced potato, 2 tablespoon butter, 1 pinches salt.

For Garnishing:

1/2 tablespoon grated cheese cubes, 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves.

bread pizza

Steps:

  • To make this delicious bread pizza recipe, heat 1 tbsp of butter in a pan over moderate flame. Add cucumber, potato and carrot in the pan. Cook the vegetables till tender. Then add sugar, salt and pepper powder.
  • Now apply butter and pizza sauce on the bread slices. Place 2 slices of carrot, potato and cucumber over one slice. Garnish with cheese and grill for 3 to 4 minutes till cheese melts. Sprinkle some coriander leaves. Remove and serve hot.

14) Cornmeal Dhokhla

Total Cooking Time: 20 mins.

Servings: 3

Ingredients & Quantity:

1cup Cornmeal, 1/2cup Curd, 1/2cup Water, Pinch Turmeric powder, 1/2tsp Green Chili paste, 1/4cup Bell pepper (chopped), 1/4tsp Lemon juice, 1packet Eno Salt, 1tsp Sugar, Salt, 1/4tsp Mustard Seeds, 1/4tsp Sesame Seeds, Chopped Coriander leaves (chopped).

cornmeal dhokla

Steps:

  • Mix the curd and water together, gradually add the cornmeal and turn them as like idli batter. Heat a pressure cooker with enough water.
  • Now add the lemon juice, salt, green chilly paste, sugar, Eno salt, chopped bellpepper and turmeric powder, mix well. Pour this batter in a greased vessel and place gently into the pressure cooker, close the cooker and cook in high flame.
  • Steam cook this batter until the steam comes and put the flame in simmer, cook again for 10minutes. Remove the lid and insert a toothpick if its comes clean, put off the stove.
  • Meanwhile heat a pan with oil, fry the sesame seeds, mustard seeds and pour over the cooked dhoklas. Cut them as cubes and serve topped with chopped coriander leaves..

Enjoy these dhoklas warm with spicy green chutney!

15) Colorful Idlis

Kids can get really bored if they are served similar food items again and again. How about tweaking the same old white idlis a bit? Add a little color to make your idlis look much more inviting. Serve them with chutney and Sambhar.

Total Cooking Time: 20 mins.

Servings: 2

Ingredients & Quantity:

1 cup- semolina, 1/4 cup- Yogurt 1 tsp - Chopped coriander, Chopped Onion, Chopped Carrots, Chopped Capsicum, 1/2 tsp - Fruit Salt (Eno), Salt to taste, 3/4 cup- Water

For Tempering: 

1 tsp - Cooking oil, 1/4 tsp - Mustard Seeds, Cumin seeds, Hing, 1/2 tsp- Urad Dal, Channa dal.

colourful idlis

Steps:

  • Combine all the ingredients for the batter in a big bowl and mix well.
  • Add water to make the batter into a thick consistency.
  • Heat oil in a small pan and splutter the mustard seeds.
  • Add urad dal, channa dal and saute until golden-brown. Now add the cumin seeds and Hing.
  • Remove from stove and cool.
  • Add the cooled seasoning to the batter.
  • Pour the batter onto a greased idli plate and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Leave yourself craving for more. Soothe your heart, calm your soul and satiate your taste buds by providing yourself the much-needed dose of lip-smacking food. With these quick and healthy options, we bet you wouldn’t want to miss your breakfast!


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Kanika Gautam
An ardent writer, a serial blogger and an obsessive momblogger. A writer by day and a reader by night - My friends describe me as a nocturnal bibliophile. You can find more about me on yourmotivationguru.com

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