Make Mother’s Day yum again

By Wynnie Chan

Mother’s Day is just a week away so start planning a special treat for your mum – and let her lie in for once! Here are two easy recipes for a special breakfast in bed. Just add a pot of tea, and a bunch of flowers

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Matcha overnight oats is an easy-to-make breakfast to surprise your mum.

Hash browns with scrambled eggs

Prep the potatoes and shape into patties the night before, then you won’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to make this indulgent treat.

Ingredients (serves 2)

Hash browns

2 large potatoes (around 500g), scrubbed clean

2 heaped tbsp flour

salt and pepper

pinch paprika

1 tbsp grapeseed oil

Scrambled eggs

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

6 tbsp whole milk

salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp unsalted butter


1 Place the potatoes in a large saucepan of cold water. Bring to the boil over a high heat. Cover, and turn the heat off. Leave the potatoes to cook in the residual heat for 10 minutes. Drain and cool.

2 Coarsely grate the potatoes (with the skin on). Place in a bowl with the flour, salt, pepper and paprika.

3 Dust your hands with flour, and shape the potato mix into 6 patties about 1cm thick. Place the patties in a single layer on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, cover and store in the fridge overnight until ready to use.

4 Heat the oil a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the patties in a single layer, and fry for 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove, and drain on kitchen paper. Keep warm.

5 Beat the eggs, milk, salt and pepper together in a jug.

6 Melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan over a low heat. Pour in the eggs, and allow them to set in the bottom of the pan for 30 seconds before lifting and folding the eggs from the bottom of the pan to mix. Cook until the eggs are just set.

7 Serve on Mum’s favourite plate.

Nutritional information per serving (2): 432kcal, 1816kJ, 18.8g protein, 20.9g fat, 45.0g carbohydrates, 2.2g fibre

Matcha overnight oats with coconut and chia

Breakfast doesn’t get much easier than this, and you can do most of the prep the night before. All you need to do in the morning is chop up Mum’s favourite fruit and serve.

Ingredients (serves 2)

100g whole rolled oats

250ml coconut drink

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp honey, or to taste

2 tsp matcha powder


your mum’s favourite fruit, cut up

2 tsp chia seeds


1 Combine the oats, coconut milk, water, chia seeds, honey and matcha in a pretty bowl and mix to combine.

2 Cover with clingfilm and leave in the fridge overnight.

3 Top the thickened oats with fruit and chia seeds before serving with a smile.

Nutritional information per serving (2): 325kcal, 1365kJ, 1.8g protein, 2.6g fat, 20g carbohydrates, 5.3g fibre

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