If you’re looking for a healthy, sweet and filling breakfast that can be ready in a matter of minutes then this delicious banana and cinnamon omlette is a great way to start your day. As well as looking amazing when combined with berries and natural yogurt, it is also really healthy and easy to make with only 3 simple ingredients in the omlette itself – eggs, banana and cinnamon. That’s it!
Reasons This is A Great Breakfast
Eggs are a great way to start the day. Eggs are a great source of protein, are filling and can also help you lose weight. There is a common misconception that you shouldn’t have eggs every day because of their cholesterol levels. However, research consistently and reliably shows that the cholesterol you eat has very little impact on how much cholesterol is in your blood.
Cholesterol also happens to be one of the most important nutrients in your body. It’s in every cell membrane (outer layer). It’s a requirement for growth (in infants and adults). And it’s required for the production of many hormones. To read more on the subject of eggs check out – Eggs: Healthy or Not?
Bananas are good for you! Bananas are full of potassium. Potassium plays an important role decreasing the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. It increases strength and helps reduce stress. Eating bananas help combat depression, make you smarter, help reduce hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness. Bananas also contain considerable amounts of vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Click here for more reasons on why you should eat bananas: Nutrional Guide to Bananas
Cinnamon has many health benefits. Research proves that cinnamon helps control your blood sugar, which influences your risk of heart disease, relieves joint pain, fights common cold, is a digestive aid and an antioxidant. Find out more about cinnamon here: 20 Health Benefits of Cinnamon
So now you know how good it is for you, you’ll probably want to get busy making one! Here is the recipe and directions for making:
Recipe (makes one omlette)
1 medium/large ripe banana
2 large free range eggs
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of coconut oil (for cooking)
Frozen berries – defrosted in a bowl overnight
Tablespoon of natural yogurt
- Crack the eggs into a jug and whisk thoroughly.
- Break up the banana separately and mash into a smooth paste.
- Add the teaspoon of cinnamon to the banana paste and blend thoroughly.
- Add the banana mix to the jug of whisked eggs and whisk again to blend the mixture.
- Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to a medium sized frying pan and melt over a medium heat until the oil has covered the pan and is completely melted. This will stop the omlette from sticking to the pan.
- Turn your grill onto a medium heat to warm up.
- With the pan on the hob, add the banana and egg mixture to the pan and allow it to cook for 1-2 minutes.
- When you are able to peel the edges of the omlette away from the side of the pan, remove it from the hob and place under the grill for a further 1-2 minutes, until the top of the omlette feels firm.
- If you don’t have a grill you can try flipping it in the pan and returning it the hob to cook the other side.
- Once cooked tip your pan at a vertical angle and using a large spatula roll the omlette slowly down the pan and slide onto your plate.
- Serve with frozen berries that you have defrosted overnight (these can be also be warmed in a pan) and a dollop of full fat natural yogurt.
- Finish with a sprinkling of cinnamon over your omlette, yogurt and berries.
Tip: If you find the meal isn’t quite sweet enough for your taste, try drizzling on a little Agave Nectar – an organic lo GI, natural fructose sweetener extracted from the agave plant. You’ll find it in most supermarkets (try looking in the ‘Free From’ aisle) or health food stores. I use this as an alternative to sugar.