Lifestyle, Yvette

Hotel Room Breakfasts – Monday

I’ve spent a fair bit of time in hotels in regional Queensland due to the fact that my company’s asset base in largely in regional Queensland.  Hotels are brilliant for holidays.  But, they do have some breakfast-related drawbacks when you’re staying in a hotel for engineering-related work.  For example:

  • The buffet is full of greasy, carb-loaded, lethargy-inducing food which is not conducive to staying awake during your drive to site or indeed for the remainder of the day.
  • The buffet is comprised entirely of “sometimes” food, but you are here for three weeks.
  • The buffet and/or room service doesn’t start early enough for your shift and the only other food source your colleagues know is the bakery.
  • There isn’t a full kitchen in your room for you to make you usual breakfast fare.

But never fear, the two driving factors in my life are my own laziness and my love of food.  So, every day this work week, I’ll be posting a recipe to enable you to have an easy, nutritious breakfast in the “comfort” of your hotel room.

I have assumed that in your hotel room you have the following:

  • Refrigerator
  • Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Spoons
  • Kettle

So, this week’s recipes can be made using only this equipment and things that you could get at your typical regional IGA-style convenience store.


Choc Chia Seed Pudding

Making this pudding was the beginning of my becoming a decent breakfast cook.  Realizing that you could have a cool, healthy breakfast which wasn’t soggy cereal was my eureka moment!


Ideally, prepare the night before.


  • 20mL (1T) chia seeds
  • 125mL (1/2C) almond milk
  • 10mL (2t) cacao
  • 5mL (1t) maple syrup (optional)
  • handfull of frozen raspberries (you probably have just enough room in your hotel “freezer” section for a packet of frozen fruit)


  • Mix chia seeds, almond milk, cacao powder and maple syrup in a glass until seeds and powder are suspended in liquid.
  • Place berries on the top of the mix.
  • Put the glass in the fridge overnight (or at least for about an hour).
  • Enjoy eating a justifiable chocolate treat for breakfast!


Adapted from Harriet by Hand’s recipe.

Let us know how you go with your chia seed pudding by tagging us in the social media platform of your choice!

And stay tuned for tomorrow’s hotel room breakfast recipe, “Baked” Beans!

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