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Musician’s Breakfast

Musician’s Breakfast

There’s a cookbook by Sophie Dahl that I’m strangely attached to.

I bought it for a few quid, second hand, from a charity shop in England and I always turn to it for inspiration when I’m craving a good food story. There’s a recipe in that book, called “Musician’s Breakfast”, it’s a piece of homemade bread with parma ham, so completely different than my recipe here BUT it’s what inspired this post in the first place.

Sophie, explains how her other half is a musician. Her homemade bread, a strong cup of tea and Miles Davis on the stereo makes him a happy fellow in the morning.

I am surrounded by musicians 99% of the time. I could relate. Nick is a musician, and even though he chose to do something completely different with his life now, he still leads the musician’s kind of lifestyle. My entire crew is a bunch of musician metalheads, coming over, hungry, tired from rehearsing or touring the world, or simply hungry, to be realistic.

I am lucky.

They provide the music, they provide the exciting stories. I provide the food.

Everyone is happy.




You can use eggs or switch to flax eggs if you are going for the vegan version. Go for the vegan version, if you ask me. Both work great and the taste is amazing no matter what you do. Sometimes my boys ask for the egg version but they end up loving the vegan option too, if they notice it, that is.

1 flax egg = one tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with three tablespoons of water.

Let it soak for 5-10 minutes and use as an egg.


1 cup wholewheat flour

1cup plant milk (I used homemade oat milk. Here’s a collection of homemade vegan milk recipes that I’ve featured on the Chelfdom.

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 flax egg to substitute one egg

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

a pinch of salt and a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries

How to

Whisk together the flour with the baking powder and salt.

Pour in the milk, flax egg and oil. Whisk to get a smooth batter.

Fold in half of the blueberries.

Heat a dry, nonstick pan and pour ladles of batter allowing room to expand.

Cook for a minute on each side.

Serve with the rest of the blueberries and add anything and everything your heart desires. From fresh fruit to ice cream and syrup, the options are endless.

Childish, silly, excited.

Pancakes make me happy and assuming you are making these for a musician they will make them happy too. Tried and tested.

If they bring out an air guitar and/or start air drumming you know it's the real deal. 

Wait for it. Keep your phone handy, film it, tag me.

Until the next one,

  • Kate Loves Travel
    Posted at 20:47h, 06 August Reply

    I love pancakes and these look delicious! Will have to give them a try at the weekend…

      Posted at 09:44h, 07 August Reply

      They are perfect for a lazy Sunday! Hit play and head to the kitchen!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 21:37h, 06 August Reply

    My boys ask for pancakes all the time. I’ll have to give your recipe a go next time because we have all of the ingredients on hand. I haven’t tried using a flax egg before, but I want to try and see if they even notice.

      Posted at 09:43h, 07 August Reply

      Hey girl! Don’t tell them and see if they’ll notice 😛 Let me know 🙂

  • Janell
    Posted at 22:25h, 06 August Reply

    Food always seems to be the glue that brings people together and how could you go wrong with pancakes and fresh fruit? These certainly look like a healthier alternative to the box stuff I reach for too often. I can’t wait to give these a try!

      Posted at 09:43h, 07 August Reply

      Oh absolutely! Half the calories and no trans fat whatsoever! Let’s do this!

  • Bree
    Posted at 01:15h, 07 August Reply

    Ok these definitely look delicious and now I am craving pancakes! My kids always request pancakes and I am happy to oblige. Love this!!

      Posted at 09:42h, 07 August Reply

      All you need is 10 minutes! Get the kids to help too and you are done 😉 Yum!!

  • Christa
    Posted at 04:22h, 07 August Reply

    Pancakes are amazing. Eating them while listening to Miles Davis is divine. This is my kind of breakfast.

      Posted at 09:42h, 07 August Reply

      yeap! Absolute perfection Christa!

  • Arunas
    Posted at 10:27h, 07 August Reply

    These blueberry pancakes for musicians look like homemade pancakes from my childhood days that I spent in my grandparents’ village in Lithuania. Maybe that’s why I went to the choir at my school later 😊

      Posted at 13:19h, 07 August Reply

      hahahaa, makes perfect sense! I am actually laughing out loud!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 19:26h, 07 August Reply

    Pancakes and blueberries are my kids favorite. This is a great recipe that they would love.

  • Flossie McCowald
    Posted at 00:11h, 08 August Reply

    I’ve used flax meal as a substitute before, but usually for the oil instead of egg. This recipe makes me think of a cookbook I recently got from a friend, of recipes gathered from throughout literature – reminds me I need to page through and give some a go…

  • Nichelle
    Posted at 23:43h, 08 August Reply

    I love music.. being surrounded by musicians 99% of the time would be great. Especially if I got to eat food like this. Those pancakes look so delicious with the blueberries. What a great way to start the day.

  • Purva
    Posted at 14:36h, 09 August Reply

    I love pancakes too! They are so delicious and easy to make. This is making me hungry now lol

  • Elizabeth O
    Posted at 17:13h, 09 August Reply

    Even though I haven’t had pancakes in ages, this post made me hunger for them. I love blueberries so that looks yummy.

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