Roasted butternut breakfast

I started experimenting with butternut late last year and I still am. This particular meal was created late last year, so this is a long overdue post. If you are following on Instagram then you’ve already seen the roasting butternut in the oven instructions. Sometimes I share recipes there too. Especially when my husband is using the camera and I have no way of taking good photos for the blog (^_^)

served
served

This is one of the first recipes I tried. After roasting it the first time I realised that it is probably the best way to cook butternut. The sweet notes in its flavour pop so nicely! So good that I decided to pair it with something salty for breakfast. You should have seen my husband’s face when I told him we were having butternut for breakfast!   

so, start buy cutting off the top, make it easier to cut in half
so, start buy cutting off the top, make it easier to cut in half

Select a butternut that is small enough for one half to be enough for one person

stand it upright and cut down the middle
stand it upright and cut down the middle
I sprinkles a bit of salt on them
I sprinkles a bit of salt on them
then turned then upside down in the baking sheet and placed in the oven
then turned then upside down in the baking sheet and placed in the oven

Roast in oven for about 3o minutes at 180°C. While they’s cooking you can prepare the eggs and mushrooms…

chop some garlic cloves and quarter some button mushrooms
chop some garlic cloves and quarter some button mushrooms

If you are not keen on having garlic that early in the morning (I simply just love garlic!) just sauté the mushrooms in butter with a bit of salt. If you don’t mind the garlic in the morning, use one of two cloves, depending on the amount of mushrooms, don’t let the garlic be overwhelming.

yum!
yum!

And then scramble some eggs, just the war you like them.

have I mentioned my husband has a sweet tooth? He added honey to his...
have I mentioned my husband has a sweet tooth? He added honey to his…
and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He was actually surprised he liked it at all.
and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He was actually surprised he liked it at all.

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆

You really should try roasting butternut!  If you do, post a photo and tag me on Twitter or Instagram  with @pendolamama, I would love to see how you serve it (^_^)

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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