Plant-based Breakies // leftovers

Plant-based Breakies // leftovers

🍞🗑️🤔 Did you know that for every loaf of bread eaten half a loaf is thrown away in the households? Explore creative ways to repurpose leftover bread into new plant-based treats like Grandma Sita’s yummy breakies, which are good for your budget as well as your health, and that of the planet. Win-win-win!

🌱🍪😉 Why the name of breakies? Brea(d) and (coo)kies. Grandma Sita’s plant-based creation helps you run out of leftover bread and ripe (brown) bananas, is fun to do with kids, and is the perfect in-between healthy snack. And ready, set, and bake! 


For a baking tray approx.
4 slices of leftover bread 
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
A splash of oat drink (or any non-dairy milk)
1 cup blueberries (or any berry)
2 cups ripe bananas
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Note: following the cup method for measurement units, we discovered that the volume of the cup is always the key, you don´t have to weigh the ingredients. A cup has the same volume of ingredients (liquid or dry) as a glass or a mug.


1. Preheat the oven to 180 º C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Cut the bread by hand into small chunks.
3. Cut the bananas into pieces and smash the pieces of banana with a fork until creamy texture.
4. Combine all ingredients in a bowl: chunks of bread, smashed bananas, blueberries, raisins, dark chocolate chips, a generous drizzle of honey, and a splash of oat drink until well mixed. Add more oat drink as necessary or until the mixture is a bit sticky to the touch.
5. Roll the mixture between your palms to form balls, the size is up to you.
6. Carefully place the balls onto the baking tray. Bake the breakies, until golden brown, for around 10-15 minutes oven to high temperature (approx. 200-220 º C). 
7. Remove the baking tray from the oven. Let them cool on a rack for a while. Move them onto a ceramic dessert plate.
Bon appetite!

  • Freezing tips: you can freeze breakies after you have shaped them into balls. Let the balls thaw approx. ½ hour before baking them.

👵💚 Grandma Sita’s tips:
*Brown (overripe) bananas are a fantastic ingredient for plant-based baking. Bananas can replace eggs in some recipes and work especially well to achieve a moist result. To use bananas as a substitute for eggs, replace one egg with one ripe, mashed, or pureed banana.
Check it out here best plant-based recipe ideas for you to try🌱👉

*Leftover bread cubes soaked in an oat drink and puff up when baked, making these plant balls extra soft and juicy.
*You can change the recipe depending on seasonal fresh fruit and check your pantry or cupboard shelves for chocolate chunks, nuts, and seeds can be added as well.

📱🛍️ Plant-based breakies made with food surplus in Surprise Packs (local bakery and grocery store) provided by Too Good To Go, the 1 anti-food waste mobile application. Fighting food waste together!

📷🤗 Workshop with the kids and parents from Forældrenes Børneklub.
➡️ Forældrenes Børneklub is a family-based association in Nordvest, Copenhagen. Volunteers are parents with children aged 0-6, who plan and organize all activities. 

♻️🌎 An estimated 40% of bread produced yearly is wasted in households. All of us can act at home to reduce our waste and every single one counts. So what if you could do one thing to reduce food waste in your kitchen? Bake, not waste!

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