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23 ways to pimp your breakfast

Breakfast, as they say, is the most important meal of the day.

So why not make it the most impressive? All without even trying that hard...

Instant bacon, ostrich eggs, hash waffles? It’s all here for your amped-up brekkie time.

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    Toasted nuts

    Flash fry some seeds and throw them into a great big bowl of Greek yogurt and honey. Simple, photogenic and delicious.

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    Haggis

    Having a fry up? Substitute sausages for Scotland’s national dish. In a rush? Just plonk an egg on it and you’re good to go.

     

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    Ostrich egg

    Cooking for 20? Or a giant? Ditch the hen eggs and mix up some scrambled with an ostrich egg. They weigh about 2kg and are the equivalent of 24 hen eggs.

     

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    French Toast stuffed with Nutella with Strawberries

    Failing that, stirring a bowl of Coco Pops until the milk goes really chocolatey will also provide a similar morning sugar-boost.

     

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    Beer sausages

    Some butchers make these very special bangers. Alternatively, fry some sausages in a puddle of ale yourself - we call it 'hair of the pig'.

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    Viet-Coffee

    Pass on the sugar. Go Vietnamese and sweeten coffee with condensed milk. A classy start to the day.

     

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    All in one pan

    Make a fry up in one pan. Fry everything separately and then when you’re ready to serve, pop everything back in the pan, crack a few eggs in amongst it all, swirl, finish under the grill and you’ve got a fry up in an ocean of egg.

     

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    Pepper eggs

    Slice a pepper straight down the middle and fry an egg in it. Add chilies and tomatoes to turn it into the Mexican dish 'huevos rancheros'. If you mess it up, the yolk’s on you.

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    Puffed up pancakes

    Typically American pancakes are made with baking powder. Amp up the puffiness by replacing the plain flour with self-raising flour.

     

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    Smoked Maple syrup

    Bored of plain old delicious, drooling-all-over-your-slippers maple syrup? Try some smoked maple syrup instead. Oh yes. Just use sparingly.

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    Pre-made smoothie

    Get a freezer bag, stuff it with some berries and a few slices of banana and bung it in the freezer. Go to bed. Wake up. Blitz the contents of the bag in a blender and there’s your morning smoothie all ready for you to down.

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    Instant bacon

    Got a waffle maker? Put your rashers of bacon in that bad boy and seconds later you’ve got crispy as hell bacon. You’re welcome.

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    Grate tough butter

    Left the butter in the fridge overnight so it’s too hard spread in the morning? Don’t worry, we’ve a ‘grate' idea.

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    Poached in oil

    Go that extra mile by poaching your eggs in oil rather than water. You won’t regret it (but your heart might).

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    Scrambled and salmon

    Make your breakfast fit for a God by tearing some smoked salmon and laying it on your scrambled eggs. Yum. Yum. And yum.

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    Yoghurt pops

    Freeze your yoghurts with sticks popped through the lids and slurp your yoghurt lollipop all the way to work.

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    Hash waffles

    Making hash browns in a waffle maker? Naughty.

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    Maple baked beans

    Pour some Maple syrup in the pan when you’re cooking baked beans. Serve on sourdough for a real decadent kick.

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    Go green

    Add some sliced up kale to your scrambled eggs as you cook them.

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    Naan bacon roll

    We’ve ripped this off Dishoom’s brunch menu but that’s because it tastes like heaven.

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    Fried bananas

    …in butter with a spoonful of yoghurt. Nuff’ said.

     

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    All day breakfast burger

    Sausage. Bacon rasher. Sliced mushrooms. Sliced tomatoes. Fried Egg. Bap. Done.

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    Chocolate porridge

    Swirl a spoonful of Nutella in those oats. Breakfast has never tasted so good.