7 Easy Breakfasts in Bed
Sweden is about to celebrate Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Bun day), that goes hand-in-hand with a fika (coffee). It's also a brilliant, indulgent winter breakfast for those lazy days when you just want something simple. Here are 7 of our favourite breakfasts to celebrate the return of dark mornings.
1. Overnight Oats
Why have dutiful porridge, when you can have indulgent muesli? The rule of thumb is half a cup of rolled oats and a tablespoon of seeds to one cup of liquid (milk, Greek yoghurt or fruit juice). Put them in a bowl or glass jar and leave it all overnight, in the fridge. In the morning, you then add whatever toppings you desire. Our favourites are:
Banana, flaked almond and chopped dark chocolate with a spoonful of crème fraîche.
A handful of fresh berries, chia and a shot of vanilla extract
Chopped apples, pecans and a large pinch of mixed spice
There are endless variations, depending on your taste and what's available in your store cupboard.
2. Berry Bagels
Simply toast your bagel, add cream cheese and a little jam. Add your choice of fruit on top and then hop back into bed! If you do have half an hour (and want to impress your partner), check out the Bagel Quiche. https://www.recipegirl.com/bagel-quiche/.
3. Milkshake and Smoothies
It’s your thirty-second meal in a blender with infinite variety. Add in your fruit, fill up to the top with liquid and press the button. Our favorites are:
One banana, a handful of strawberries, milk and a teaspoon each of honey and vanilla extract
Kiwifruit, mango and banana with pineapple juice.
An avocado, a handful of spinach, a green apple, a kiwi fruit, water and a spoonful of honey.
Smoothies have been made even easier thanks to frozen fruit bags in supermarkets, designed deliberately for time-conscious cooks. This also means you can make a healthy milkshake, using Greek yoghurt and milk as your base. For more inspiration, check out this smoothie infograph.
4. Baked egg cups
If you have a muffin tray, you can quickly whip up thissavourytreat. We particularly love this breakfast before the Saturday Park run or football game. It’s a hot, easy treat that encourages people out of bed after they have finished.
5. Overnight Cinnamon Buns
Kanelbullen epitomize Swedish living, being simple to make, easy to eat and an unforgettable experience when they are done well. The buns are best devoured warm, with a little fresh cream and fruit to heighten the taste. You can buy them directly from the supermarket, but a true Swedish bun has less stickiness and a lot more taste. Simply follow this recipe: http://kanelbullensdag.se/en/recipe/ and on step four, wrap your baking tray in cling film and leave them to rise in the fridge overnight. Then bake for 7 minutes in the morning!