When one has a whole day of writing ahead, breakfast is advised. I, like many writers, have a day job, so I don’t always get to start my day with a nice cup of coffee and some words, but on the weekends, that changes. I’d like to share my favorite breakfast ideas with you, because I think they’re great for readers as well.
Duh. My favorite ones are simple:
- about a cup of flour, I prefer oat, but use whatever
- mashed banana for sweetness, one or two of those; you can swap with agave or another liquid sweetener
- about a cup of plant milk or water, possibly more or less, depending on what flour you used
- Throw all of this together, adjust the amount of liquid until you get the desired thickness, cook, and top with whatever you like.
- Savory chickpea pancakes
I love these, and they are so easy to make. Use half a cup to a cup of chickpea flour, add salt and pepper and a quarter cup to half a cup of water. Let sit for ten minutes or so. I use that time to grate a zucchini, which I mix into the batter before cooking it. You want a thicker batter for this, and depending on your zucchini, you may need to add a little more water before you cook it. Is great on bread or on its own.
- Rolled oats with banana, blueberries, and natural peanut butter
One of my personal favorites and what it says. I usually have this with either oat milk or almond milk.
- Avocado toast with cherry tomatoes
What can I say, this one never gets old, and it’s delicious. Yum.
Because I don’t actually always eat breakfast, but I never start my day without coffee.
I think apart from the chickpea pancakes, I’ve even mentioned all of these breakfasts in my writing. Especially the coffee of course. There is coffee in a good chunk of the fiction I write, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The latest coffee-containing book of mine, which goes so far as to specify an Ethiopian roast, is The Hunter’s Bride (Dusk & Dawn #1). It’s a fun vampire rom-com, and available from Amazon, Kobo, Apple, and Barnes & Noble.
Alexa Piper writes steamy romance that ranges from light to dark, from straight to queer. She’s also a coffee addict. Her retelling of Dracula, A Tale of Honey and Garnet Wine, might be a cursed manuscript, and every writer should have at least one of those. She also loves writing series, and her Fairview Chronicles follows a ragtag gang of supernaturals who try to make their city safer. Mostly.