As i mentioned in my previous coconut pancakes post, it was time to mix up our breakfast ideas as Phoebe started refusing her usual bowl of weetabix. In this post I want to share few different breakfast ideas, some super easy to make with no prep required and some needing a bit more planning or they would be great made the day before. As always, all dairy free and healthy (or healthy-ish)!
This breakfast smoothie is an ideal morning drink or a breakfast substitute as it contains oats and nut butter, making it super filling ensuring long lasting energy. I sometimes make this for myself as an ‘on the go’ type of brekkie.
- 100 ml coconut milk almond or oat works well too
- 2 tbsp oats
- 3 dates
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tbsp almond butter or peanut butter if you prefer
- few strawberries or other berries you might have in the fridge
These apple slices are a super quick, not much prep required breakfast or a healthy snack which is great for days when you have nothing in your cupboards. I put almond and peanut butter on with a bit of cinnamon.
One of mine all time favourites breakfast items is french toast, or eggy bread if you prefer:-) I made this one with almond milk and I’ve topped it up with some sliced bananas, strawberries and honey.
Toasting Waffles are super quick and require no prep. I often have some in the freezer and just pop them in a toaster. Make sure to check the ingredients list as they often contain milk powder (good item for milk ladder though). I topped these with an apple and banana fruit baby pouch, strawberries, walnuts and chia seeds.
Banana bread is a staple food in our household as it is a perfect way to use up ripe bananas left in the fruit bowl. This one is with a twist as I added frozen blueberries, mixed seeds and nuts. It is super rich and it just feels ‘breakfasty’ to me rather than ‘cake-y’. Well, it is a bread after all!
Banana and Blueberry Bread
Dairy free, vegan
- 3 large ripe bananas (black is good)
- 250 g self raising flour
- 70 ml oil
- 1 large handful frozen blueberries
- 1 large handful mixed nuts my mix contained brazil nuts, walnuts,hazel nuts
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 100 g brown sugar/honey or agave
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Heat oven to 180/C. Mash the bananas with a fork or use stick blender. Mix in the other ingredients.
Bake in non stick tin for 40 mins. Cover the tin with a foil half way through the baking to avoid burning the top.
Use a toothpick to ensure it is cooked through. It should come out clear when poked in.
The baking time is longer than usual as this is quite heavy, gooey mixture.
I can’t write about breakfast and not to mention green juice! Most mornings I make fresh juice and Phoebe has become a juice lover too! She even owns her own juice glass. This green juice consists of apples, pears, kale and spinach, lime and pineapple. We make different variations depending on what’s in the fridge.
And that’s a wrap!
What’s your favourite breakfast recipe? I’d love to hear about it.