12 Easy Breakfast Recipes for the Best Ever BIG Breakfast At Home


We’re super excited at Mykidstime because The BFG movie (cert PG) is coming to our cinema screens on July 22nd! Clonakilty Sausages are one of the official partners of The BFG Movie in Ireland. If you’d like to enjoy a big BFG breakfast here are 12 Easy Breakfast Recipes for the Best Ever BIG Breakfast at Home that are sure to satisfy your hungry little giants.

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The BFG is the exciting tale of a young girl named Sophie (played by British newcomer Ruby Barnhill) and the mysterious Giant – The BFG (played by Oscar Winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Two of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg – unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic to life. The BFG will be in cinemas in Ireland on July 22nd.

Clonakilty Sausages have an exclusive competition to win one of fifteen sets of family tickets to the Irish premiere in Dublin. The tickets are for a family of four, and at least one adult must attend.  What a memory for your family, to be on the red carpet for this launch, and to be amongst the first in Ireland to see the movie!

Entry is simple, you will find a code on 1lb packs of Clonakilty Sausages which you enter on clonakiltyblackpudding.ie/bfg. That’s it! The competition closes on the 13th of July and the premier is on in the Savoy Dublin on the 17th.

#1. The Perfect Irish Breakfast

First up of course must be the Irish breakfast! The Perfect Clonakilty Cooked Breakfast details how to make the perfect cooked breakfast – all you need are some tasty Clonakilty produce, some easy tunes on the radio, and great big pot of tea!

cooked breakfast

#2. Clonakilty Black Pudding & Bacon Breakfast Salad

If you love a cooked breakfast and adore salad, then this tasty Clonakilty Black Pudding & Crispy Bacon Salad will be a winner. Tasty salad leaves are topped with crispy bacon, black pudding, cannellini beans and poached eggs. Yum!

Clonakilty Black Pudding & Bacon Salad

#3. Clonakilty Breakfast Kebab

For something a bit different, pop these Clonakilty Breakfast Kebabs into the oven or onto the BBQ for a tasty breakfast treat. Best of all they are so easy to make that all the family can help.

***Top Tip*** Soak the Skewers in cold water for at least 35 mins (the longer the better) to stop them from burning.


#4. The ‘Luxury Clonakilty’ Omelette

The ‘Luxury Clonakilty’ Omelette uses crumbled up Clonakilty blackpudding, chorizo and gouda cheese, and would make a super-tasty breakfast or brunch treat for your family.

Clonakilty omelette

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#5. Homemade Granola

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.

Serve with some natural yoghurt and fresh fruit for a quick and easy healthy breakfast that all the family will love.


#6. Pancakes or Waffles

Pancakes or Waffles are a breakfast hit any time of the year, and always a winner in our house. Finish them off with honey/maple syrup and a range of delicious toppings.

For pancakes check out these simple recipes for pancakes or these easy healthy pancakes – you could even try make them into fun shapes which the kids will enjoy.

And if you’d prefer waffles check out this easy Waffle recipe.

Recipes for Healthy Pancakes

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#7. Homemade Breakfast Bread

Homemade breads and loaves make a lovely addition to any breakfast table. Prepare in advance if you’re pushed for time, and once stored correctly should last all week. Serve fresh or toasted for a tasty treat anytime of the day.

Try out our Maple Yoghurt Pound Cake recipe, Apple Cranberry and Walnut Bread, Tea Brack or the more traditional Brown Bread or Soda Bread. And if you prefer rolls here’s a recipe for healthy wholegrain rolls with oats and seeds.

Banana Bread

#8. Tasty Potato Cakes

These Sour Cream and Chive Potato Cakes would be lovely with some cooked Clonakilty sausages, bacon or some smoked salmon. For convenience, you can also make them in advance and store in the fridge for the morning.

Brunch Ideas potato cakes

#9. Healthy Homemade Muffins

A muffin is a great easy 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 or Blueberry Muffins, or if you prefer something savoury to start your day, these Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Muffins are yum!

These would also make great lunchbox fillers or after school snacks for hungry kids.


#10. Breakfast Smoothie

Smoothies are a great start to your day, packed full of healthy ingredients, and easily made in any blender. You can pretty much add any combination of fruit or vegetables you have at home but berries and bananas in various combination always go down well with kids – here’s a recipe for Peach & Blueberry Smoothie.

You can use alternatives to yoghurt too – I use coconut water or almond/nut milks to add some extra goodness to our smoothies at home. We love this dairy-free Banana, Blueberry & Orange Smoothie from Vitamix or this High Fibre Broccoli Smoothie from Super Healthy Kids. Lots more ideas in these 10 Quick & Easy Breakfast Smoothies for Kids.

Blueberry smoothie

#11. Scrambled Egg Baskets

Add a bit of drama to your scrambled eggs by creating a basket from a slice or bread and topping with cheese before melting under the grill. Yum!

  • To create the baskets, cut the crusts off your favourite sliced bread, heat the oven to 200C and lightly butter both sides of the bread. Press each slice into a muffin tin and bake for approx 10 minutes.
  • Cook your scrambled eggs and divide between your baskets.
  • Grate over some cheese and place under the grill for 3 or 4 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

Breakfast Recipes with Eggs

#12. No Cook Oat & Berry Breakfast Pot

Simplify your mornings by preparing these No Cook Oat and Raspberry Breakfast Pots the night before that are healthy and nutritious. If you’re grabbing breakfast on the run, prepare in handy pots you can take with you.

For something truly different, try this recipe for Coconut Pomegranate Overnight Oats from a sunshiny day, or this recipe for Overnight Chocolate Chia Oat Pudding from To Her Core, would make a lovely indulgent, yet healthy, breakfast treat.


Don’t miss The BFG when it opens in cinemas on July 22nd!

Over to you! Have you any other favourite breakfast ideas? Let us know in the comments below.

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