Soul food: Sumptuous breakfast


They say “Eat breakfast King size” and for those who follow this here are two recipes to kick start your day.

Banana Walnut Pancakes

You will need

• 1 egg

• 1 cup buttermilk

• 2 tbsp cooking oil

• 1 cup flour

• 1 tbsp sugar

• 1 tsp baking powder

• 1/2 tsp soda

• 1/2 tsp salt

• 1/2 tsp vanilla


• 1 ripe banana, mashed in the skin

• 1/2 cup walnuts, crushed


• Beat egg and add remaining ingredients in order listed (except walnuts).

• Beat with rotary beater until smooth.

• Grease heated griddle if necessary.

• Pour batter 1/2 cup at a time onto griddle.

• Turn pancakes as soon as they are puffed and full of bubbles but before bubbles break. -Bake other side until golden brown.

• Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.

Ham, Mushroom and Cheese Omelette

• 3 eggs, beaten

• 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced

• ¼ cup ham, sliced

• 2-4 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated


• Beat eggs, add mushrooms and ham.

• Heat frying pan, and coat with cooking oil.

• Add egg mixture to hot pan and cook until almost set.

• Flip over and

when egg is set,

top with cheese. Cook until cheese

is melted.

• Serve with toast.

Serves one