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Breakfast Recipes To Help Jump-Start Your Brain

Egg Sandwich with Mustard Greens & Avocado

(Courtesy of Food & Wine)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 pound mustard greens, thick stems discarded and leaves coarsely chopped
  • Sea salt
  • 1 large Hass avocado, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs
  •  8 slices of whole-grain bread, toasted and buttered
  • Hot sauce

Directions:

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil until shimmering. Add the greens and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until tender, 1 1/2 minutes; season with salt. Transfer the greens to a bowl and keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the avocado. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Crack the eggs into the pan and season with salt. Cook over moderate heat until the whites are crisp, about 1 minute. Flip the eggs and cook until the whites are firm and the yolks are runny, 2 minutes longer.
  4. Spread the avocado on 4 of the toast slices. Top with the greens and fried eggs and sprinkle with the hot sauce. Close the sandwiches, cut in half and serve right away.

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Banana-Bran Muffins

(Courtesy of EatingWell)

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, (2 medium)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup unprocessed wheat bran
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt½ cup chocolate chips, (optional)
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts, (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray. Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in bananas, buttermilk, wheat bran, oil and vanilla. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips, if using. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups (they'll be quite full). Sprinkle with walnuts, if using. Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 15 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.
  2. Ingredient Notes: You can use buttermilk powder in place of fresh buttermilk. Or make “sour milk”: mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.
  3. Unprocessed wheat bran is the outer layer of the wheat kernel, removed during milling. Also known as miller's bran, it can be found in the baking section. Do not substitute bran cereal in this recipe.

DIY Muffin Cups: Make your next batch of muffins or cupcakes the ultimate grab-and-go treat by lining your tin with muffin liners. No liners? No problem. Use 5-inch squares of parchment paper, coat each muffin cup with cooking spray, and push each square into the cups using a small can or bottle, pressing the paper up the sides. (It's OK if some of the paper is sticking out over the rim.) Fill each cup as directed.

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Yogurt Parfait

(Courtesy of allrecipes.com)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup granola
  • 8 blackberries

Directions:

  1. In a large glass, layer 1 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup granola and 4 blackberries. Repeat layers.

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