I LOVE BREAKFAST. I’d go as far as saying it’s my favourite meal of the day, so Breakfast Week is always a great occasion. In part one of two, here I’ve pulled together a visual list of some of my top 10 recipes I’ve scouted from some of my favourite blogs, to help inspire you guys and share the love of some creative folk you may not have come across before.
I need to get cracking and re-create these dishes below, all of which are healthy, looks bloody fantastic and are suitable for both week days and weekends when you might have a little more time to focus on the first meal of the day. Look out for my second feature, where I’ll be sharing my top 10 breakfast-packed Instagram accounts you should definitely be following!
In the meantime…enjoy the drool-fest below!
As a big fan of quinoa, I’d never thought to use it in a homemade granola, but I’ve been inspired by the wonderfully talented Nadia. She claims it’s the “best granola I’ve ever made” and from the recipe it sounds delicious! Adding quinoa results in a higher protein content and extra crunch, so what’s not to like?
As a huge breakfast lover and fan of both Vivo Life and Emily (aka What I Ate For Breakfast on Instagram)’s work, I had to include this post of her quick, easy and healthy ideas. This girl is a ninja when it comes to her breakfast creations and she proves that “no matter how busy you are, there’s always time for a good breakfast” – dam right!
I like things that are a little different, so Charley’s buckwheat take on porridge really appeals to me. I’ve only recently tried groats and I’ve quickly become a huge fan of them! As Charley says, “The groats have a little more crunch to them; but I think that they have a delicious nutty flavour that creates a really hearty and warming dish.”
I love a good chia seed pudding, and Hanna’s creation not only looks beautiful, but adding turmeric and ginger to almond milk give this breakfast a real boost in flavour and nutritional value. Layered with berries and a super smooth chocolate mousse, it’s hard to believe this is actually healthy! I can’t wait to try it myself.
If you love stunning food photography, you MUST check out Nadia’s incredible website filled with healthy food porn. This is just one of the many recipes I’m keen to try, a delicious combination of “sweet, bittersweet, creamy, crunchy, fruity” all in one jar. There’s something satisfying about making your own granola and this layered breakfast idea sounds like the perfect way to use it.
Another website to follow for food porn, these delicious breakfast bars sound absolutely divine – “the idea behind these bars came from those chewy Quaker granola bars”, confesses Tieghan – but these are much healthier and I love the sound of the combination of ingredients. A great, nutritious breakfast-on-the-go option.
Who doesn’t like pancakes?! What I love about this recipe from this aesthetically gorgeous site is that it’s “big on comfort and low on sugar”. Plant-based, easy to make and a delicious but healthy toffee crunch addition to finish this dish off, this is definitely one for a weekend breakfast.
One of the faces of Breakfast Week, I had to include Nic’s Nutrition in this list. I love this easy recipe combining oats, blueberries and bananas to create these delicious gluten-free muffins, containing no added sugar but bursting with nutrients. They would make a great option to take to the gym or work if you’re in a rush.
I’m a sucker for a pretty smoothie bowl, and with such beautiful photography, I fell in love with Bethan’s colourful, healthy creation. “Packed full of leafy greens, healthy fats and superfoods, this is sure fire way to start your day off feeling nourished on the inside and glowing on the outside.” You said it, Bethan!
I’ve been a big fan of Niki’s gorgeous recipes for a while. “It’s like a cross between porridge and a delicious warm flapjack” – I’m sold right here! The combination of sweet bananas, tangy raspberries plus chia seeds and cashews means this makes a wonderful weekend breakfast packed full of goodness.