Tuesday, 6 January 2015

101 Yummy and Healthy Breakfasts!

I used to skip breakfast. Now I'm planning what to eat for breakfast as I drift off to sleep! 

And how could I miss one more opportunity to cook and experiment with food?!

Ice cream breakfasts

I have been loving eating variations of "soft serve" ice cream made with frozen banana and other frozen fruits this summer. 

Mango and banana 
Apricot and banana 
It's like magic! You just blend frozen fruits (in food processor) with a bit of non-dairy milk, sweetener such as maple syrup or agave, and vanilla. Add toppings as desired!

Banana and raspberry

Raspberry, banana and cherry
Eggy breakfasts

I certainly don't miss eating eggs, but I love these faux egg recipes using chickpea (besan)flour. 

I've raved about these scrambled eggs before. So delicious!

This spinach omelette is also really really good. Actually, I might make this for lunch!

Muffin breakfasts

I love muffins, even more than cupcakes! My favourite breakfast muffins are the bran muffins from How It All Vegan. I usually add raspberries or blueberries. 

I tried these almond apple muffins the other day and was really impressed by them. They have no flour or oil!

Toast breakfasts

I love toast for breakfast when I can find bread I really like. 

Avocado with nutritional yeast is a favourite with Sylvia and Lexie. 

I love tahini, molasses and nutritional yeast. This is an idea from The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook.

Porridge breakfasts

This overnight raw buckwheat cashew porridge is my absolute favourite at the moment. It is divine topped with fruit and walnuts. 

This is my standard cooked porridge recipe. I use 1:3 oats to liquid ratio, and stir in ground flaxseed after the porridge has cooled a bit. I love the texture of this! 

These are my overnight oats (without the raspberries) with puréed stawberries, agave and vanilla on the top. 

Raw desserts breakfasts

It is totally legitimate to have raw desserts for breakfast!

This is my raw hazelnut caramel slice that I've been known to have for breakfast on occasion.

I made this amazing raw strawberry cheesecake for our friends on New Year's Eve. Loved this so much! And the leftovers were the best breakfast to start the year with. 


  1. Seeing your frozen 'ice cream' like breakfasts had driven home that it really is summer down there and, well, not up here ;) I remember enjoying those types of breakfasts in Perth last summer but right now they are holding less appeal - I'm sure they'll come back into play when we get into our own summer though. And I love all of the other ideas!

    1. Thanks Kari! Yes I think my soft serve ice cream obsession will fade when the cooler weather comes :)

  2. Lovely ideas - I particularly am taken with the avocado and nooch on toast. I've always felt left out of the eggy breakfasts but I love the vegan scrambles (esp the besan one like yours) and omelettes. Am interested that you didn't mention muesli after your last post with the chocolate muesli - I have made some today and it is delicious - can't wait to have it for breakfast in the morning.

    1. Thanks Johanna! Ah yes as much as I love granola, I'm giving it a break for a while after making so many batches for xmas pressies! I'm really glad you like it :)

  3. This is a great list. I get really bored with breakfast often so I like to be reminded that there are options :-)

    1. Thanks Sandy, I love finding new ideas too :)

  4. Mmm so many yummy things! I really want to try making icecream now. I'm also going to make that omelette and I'm very intrugued by the tahini and molasses on toast! Ha ha!

    Also, do you buy your flaxseed already ground or do you grind it yourself with a mortar and pestle? I've been unable to find ground flaxseed in Adelaide and I don't have a mortar and pestle, so I haven't used it before.

  5. Glad to give you ideas! I buy whole flaxseeds and grind them in my coffee grinder :)