If you are anything like me, attempting to make anything other than cereal or toast before school in the mornings is impossible. But, making delicious breakfasts over the weekend is something I love to do, especially as it is a good excuse for the whole family to sit down and start the weekend off right. Each of these meals serves four people, so just adjust the measurements depending on how many people you are cooking for!
These breakfasts not only taste amazing but are full of nutritious ingredients that will give you peace of mind that your kids are consuming everything they need to be. The best bit of all is despite some of them sounding a bit fancy, they are really simple to make. You won’t be cooking for any longer than around 30 minutes, unless the little ones get involved then you might be slightly distracted!
Fluffy American Pancakes with Yogurt and Chia Seed Berry Compote
These delicious fluffy pancakes are quick and easy to make, they are a great source of calcium and protein and they taste amazing!
Ingredients: For the pancakes
- 120g rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 250ml oat milk
- 1 medium banana
- Plain or greek yogurt to serve
For the compote
- 250g fresh or frozen berries
- 100ml water
- 1 tablespoon of sweetener
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- Firstly, to make the compote, place your berries, water, sweetener and chia seeds into a saucepan and simmer on a medium heat until the berries are soft and the sauce thickens. As it cooks, break the berries down slightly with a wooden spoon and stir occasionally.
- If you want to, you can blend the compote and pass it through a sieve to remove the seeds, or serve it slightly chunky. You can leave this on the side until you are ready to serve.
- Start by placing your oats into a blender and blitzing until they turn into a fine powder.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash up your banana with a fork (this is a good time to get the kids involved) then add in the honey and baking powder.
- Pour the oat flour out of the blender and into the mixing bowl. Stir well until there are no lumps left.
- Gradually add the milk to this mixture and gently whisk until fully combined.
- Heat up a large non-stick saucepan and spoon a coaster sized amount of your pancake batter into it. Once bubbles start to appear on the top of the pancake, it is ready to flip. This should take 1-2 minutes on each side.
- If you want to serve them all in one go, heat the oven to around 50 degrees. Place the cooked pancakes onto a plate and place in the oven to keep warm.
- To serve, stack up the pancakes with a scoop of yogurt and a drizzle of the compote.
Tomato Baked Eggs With Lots of Hidden Veggies!
If you are in the mood for something more savory, these baked eggs are absolutely delicious. If you wanted, you could make a large batch of the sauce in one go and have enough for a few weekends of these baked eggs.
- Vegetable oil spray
- 8 free range eggs
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 carrots, finely chopped
- 1 red pepper, roughly chopped
- 1 yellow pepper, roughly chopped
- 1 bag of spinach
- Handful of fresh basil
- Salt and pepper
- Crusty bread for dipping!
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
- Heat some vegetable oil spray in a large saucepan and fry the red onion, garlic, peppers and carrots for around 5 minutes until they begin to soften and gain color.
- Pour in the chopped tomatoes and season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for around another 10 minutes.
- Add in the spinach and basil and continue cooking until they have wilted into the sauce. Then, turn off the heat.
- Once slightly cooled, move all of your ingredients from the saucepan into a blender and blitz until smooth.
- Lightly spray a baking dish with your spray oil, then pour your tomato sauce into the dish. It should be quite a thick sauce, but if it is too thick to pour, add a small amount of water.
- One at a time, gently crack the eggs onto the top of the tomato sauce and space them out as evenly as possible.
- Bake your eggs for 10-12 minutes in the oven, depending on how runny you’d like them.
- Take them out of the oven and while they cool very slightly, cut up some crusty bread ready to dip in.
- Serve a portion of the eggs onto each plate and enjoy!
Yummy Breakfast Burritos
Another great breakfast for the weekend is breakfast burritos. They don’t take long to prep and they are nice and filling, meaning your kids will be happy for a good few hours!
- 4 whole wheat wraps
- 1 avocado
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
- Small packet of cherry tomatoes
- Vegetarian or chicken sausages, 2 per person
- Cheddar cheese
- Heat up your oven and cook your choice of sausages according to the cooking instructions.
- Take your avocado flesh out of the skin and add it to a bowl, with the stone removed. Mash it with a fork and mix in the lemon juice and salt and pepper. Cover and leave to one side.
- Next, chop up the cherry tomatoes into quarters and set those aside.
- Once your sausages are cooked, warm up the wraps in the microwave for around 30 seconds.
- Spread a layer of avocado onto each wrap, followed by a few tomatoes and the sausages. Finally, sprinkle with cheese and wrap up tightly. Enjoy!
These recipes are simple to make, don’t take much time and they certainly keep my kids happy! As parents we always worry about whether our children are getting enough nutrients, so these breakfasts are a great way to keep them healthy.
If you are unsure about whether your child might be deficient in any areas, make sure you speak to a doctor as sometimes children will need to take supplements. Adults are often also required to take specific supplements like magnesium tablets in order to meet the suggested daily dosage, so make sure you are looking after yourselves as well as the kids.
We often get swamped by our busy lives, however focusing on the health of yourself and your children should always be number 1!
About the author: I’m Daisy Moss, a yoga loving writer who specializes in making Mom’s feel amazing through fashion, styling, and healthy lifestyles.