10 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Aren’t Porridge


Porridge is a great breakfast to start the morning, but some days you and the family just want something different! Something equally as healthy, and nutritious, that’s quick to make, and that the whole family will enjoy. Here’s 10 quick and healthy breakfast ideas that aren’t porridge!

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1. Fruit Smoothies



Whizz up your favourite fresh or frozen fruit or berries, with yoghurt, milk and some ice to create a tasty smoothie. Try our delicious Peach and Blueberry Smoothie recipe. and our Strawberry and Banana Milkshake.

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2. Pancakes

pancakesWhether you have a sweet or savoury tooth, pancakes can be filled with fresh ingredients to create a quick and healthy breakfast. For further speed and convenience in the morning, pancakes can be made in advance and frozen, and just popped in the toaster to defrost and heat up quickly.

Here are 4 Simple Recipes for Homemade Pancakes & Healthy Pancake Recipes.

Have even more fun with the kids by creating interesting shapes using your pancake batter or cut outs after your pancakes have been made.


3. Homemade Granolagranola

Granola is easy to make and will keep in a jar for up to 2 weeks. It makes a great healthy alternative to shop bought cereals, and the whole family will love it. Check out this tried and tested easy homemade Granola recipe.

4. Eggs

EggsPoached, boiled, scrambled or as an omelette, eggs give you a great start to the day. And as they are full of protein, will help to keep you feeling fuller for longer.

If you have a bit more time try our scrumptious Baked Omelette Recipe. Or why not try these Easy Egg Breakfast Recipes.

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5. Breakfast Bread

apple walnut breadHome made breads and loaves can be prepared at the weekend and stored correctly, should last all week. Breads can be toasted or served fresh as a quick breakfast idea for busy mornings.

Try out our Maple Yoghurt Pound Cake recipe, Apple Cranberry and Walnut Bread, Tea Brack, as an alternative to Brown Bread or Soda Bread.

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6. Homemade Breakfast Bar

flapjackswithcuppaRather than buying expensive breakfast bars why not get the kids to help you make our Superfood Flapjacks. These great Power Bars are just as nourishing as a bowl of cereal.

Or you could try our nutty Protein Energy Bites, made from a nut butter, seeds and dried fruit, or these Blueberry Crumb Bars, packed full of anti-oxidant blueberries.

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7. Healthy Muffin

Healthy Carrot Muffins - Wholesome Ireland - Food & Parenting BlogA muffin is a great quick option for breakfast, and with the right ingredients, can deliver a healthy nutritious start to the day. Try these Healthy Carrot Muffins, Breakfast Berry Muffins, & Blueberry Muffins or if you prefer something savoury, these Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Muffins are yum!

These can all be prepared in advance and frozen. Any of these would also make great lunchbox fillers.

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8. Yoghurt with fruit and nuts

Buy good quality natural yoghurt and add fresh fruit, nuts, seeds and a spoon of honey to create a great alternative to flavoured yoghurts, that often have a high sugar content. My children also like natural yoghurt with Homemade Blackcurrant Jam.

9. No Cook Oat Pots

Try our recipe for No Cook Oat and Raspberry Breakfast Pots. Experiment with different frozen berries to create your favourite, healthy no cook oat pot. Prepared the the night before these healthy pots will fill you up until lunchtime.

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10. Potato Cakes

potato cakesThese Sour Cream and Chive Potato Cakes can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for the morning. They are delicious with Smoked Salmon.

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And there are some recipes that could be adapted for a Brunch from our Healthy Desserts we Promise Your Kids will Love!

What’s your favourite family healthy breakfast? Let us know in the comments box below.

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