Upping my breakfast game

Upping my breakfast game

20th May 2018 0 By David Walker

Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. But, if you’re anything like me, it can often be a struggle to get organised or motivated in the morning so you end up skipping it or having something really dull instead.

For years I skipped it.

And for the past few months I’ve been having porridge. The kind you get in a sachet, where you add milk and throw it in the microwave for a couple of minutes. I have it in a giant Sports Direct mug. Classy.

It’s pretty tasty to be fair (I have the cinnamon and golden syrup varieties from Lidl) but lately I’ve started to notice two things happening. Firstly, I’m getting bored of it and secondly, I find that it doesn’t always keep me feeling full until lunchtime.

The search for my new breakfast was on.

Last weekend I started messing around in the kitchen with a recipe for breakfast muffins. There were pretty straight-forward and turned out okay (even though I forgot to grease the muffin tin… oops!). But a portion of two muffins had almost exactly the same number of calories as my porridge and I was still hungry by 11.30.

Breakfast muffins baking in the oven

Breakfast muffins baking in the oven

So it got me thinking about other breakfast staples.

A bacon roll is too easy. Nobody needs a recipe for that – at least I hope not!

Same goes for an omelette: they’re pretty straight-forward.

What about a bagel? Okay, this is getting interesting now. A stuffed bagel that can be cooked in batches, frozen and microwaved each day?


It’s important to highlight at this point that I have never done any kind of baking in my own kitchen. Ever. Up until 4pm this afternoon I didn’t even own a rolling pin.

So there is a really good chance that this is going to be a disaster.

Here are a few photos from earlier on today…

Breakfast bagels

Adding the filling: scrambled egg, cheese, ham and spinach


Breakfast bagels ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

The finished article

The finished article

So, they look pretty good. They smell good. And they contain fewer calories than a bacon roll.

Get the full recipe here.