The Family Breakfast

Do you find yourself rushing to feed yourself and the family in the morning? Do you often find it's your breakfast that gets missed.

Luckily there are a whole host of quick and simple recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

Here are three tasty ideas from Nic to get you started...Nic has even filmed a video showing you how easy it is to make her Oat and Blueberry Breakfast Muffins too.

The whole family requires a balanced breakfast: slow release carbohydrates such as oats, protein such as yogurt and healthy fats such as nut butter or seeds.

Nichola Whitehead

Registered Dietitian

  • Oat and Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

    Oats, Milk, Yogurt, Fruit, Cinnamon

    Pre-heat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Mix together 125g oats & 125g oat flour with 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon & a pinch of salt. Add 2 mashed ripe bananas & stir with a fork before mixing in 150g blueberries (gently!). Whisk together 3 tbsp honey, 3 tbsp vegetable oil, an egg, 185ml milk & 1 tsp vanilla extract before folding into the mixture until all of the dry mixture is coated.

    Divide into 16 silicone muffin cases or greased paper muffin cases (to prevent sticking 1 cal spray oil works for this). Bake for 25 mins until cooked then allow to cool!

    Kids will love these healthy breakfast muffins. The good news for mums is these can be made in advance to grab and go – no morning prep needed!

  • Wholegrain Toast with a Choice of Toppings

    Wholegrain Bread, Fruit, Peanut Butter, Eggs

    Toppings could include:

    Peanut butter & banana

    Jam & berries

    Scrambled eggs.

    For more information on the benefits of wholegrains visit: Wholegrain Goodness

    Wholegrain toast is a simple and enjoyable way to get children eating healthy food.

  • Oaty Porridge with a Variety of Toppings

    Oats, Milk, Fruit, Peanut Butter

    Toppings could include:

    Banana slices

    Strawberry slices

    Peanut butter



    For more porridge topping ideas see our recipe section.

    You only have to make one large bowl of porridge which can be divided up into three bowls so children can then choose their own toppings, so no arguing!