Last week I shared some of my favourite breakfast choices with you, but as I said I have so many suggestions that I wanted to spread it over two posts.

This week I’m sharing some more of my choices with you.

Oat & banana pancakes. I’m not really one for American style pancakes so this healthy alternative is right up my street. If you like to smother your pancakes in maple syrup then go ahead (although it will make this breakfast a lot less healthy) but I like to put a bit of greek yogurt and some fruit on top of mine! You can find my recipe for pancakes here.

Sweet omelette. I normally wouldn’t go for a sweet omelette but Mark introduced me to peanut butter and banana omelettes and I was hooked! Whip up 2-3 eggs, add a splash of milk and a teaspoon of honey. Pour into a hot frying pan and add a few teaspoons of peanut butter and sliced banana. I’m not going to go into how you actually make an omelette, as I think that is something most people know how to make (if you really don’t know how, just Google it!).

Avocado & eggs on toast. This is a new favourite of mine, and such a cliché blogger breakfast. I mean you only have to look at the above photo to see how Instagrammable this breakfast choice is!  I’m not really sure where avocado has been all my life but I LOVE it! Mash up half an avocado, spread on two slices of toast and top with a poached egg (I have an egg poacher that you use in the microwave, they only take about a minute and a half). Super tasty and quick brekkie!

Fruit salad & yogurt. Another quick and easy option. Use fat free yogurt, or Skyr yogurt if you want a higher protein breakfast and add with fruit of your choice.

So there you go, tasty healthy breakfast choices! Is there anything you would add to my list?

xxx
 
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I consider myself a pretty healthy eater.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m partial to the occasional binge, but generally speaking I try to make healthy choices.

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and from someone who spent the majority of her teenage years skipping breakfast, it is now one of my favourite meals of the day. So much so I managed to come up with a lot of breakfast options. So many in fact I decided to split them over two posts. I will have pt.2 on the blog next Friday.

Long gone are the days of cereal or a couple of slices of toast! You can get so creative with breakfast choices you won’t get bored at all. Here are a few of my favourite things to eat for brekkie.

Overnight oats. These are fantastic! So easy to make, and there are so many different combinations that even if you had these every morning you wouldn’t get fed up. Change the flavour of yogurt you use, grate apple into them, add different fruit or even add protein powder if you’re going to be eating them after a workout. You can find my recipe for them here.

Porridge. Great to warm you up on a cold Scottish morning. Which, let’s be honest is most mornings in Scotland! Again this is something you can make in many different ways. Cinnamon and honey, jam, peanut butter. All loaded with fruit. Blueberries and banana are my first choice. Now, the Scottish lass in me loves porridge the Scottish way best of all – made with salt and milk on top to cool it down. Yum! There is mixed opinion on this, some people think porridge this way is disgusting but it reminds me of the way my Nana and Gran made me porridge when I was a kid.

Oat muffins. Flourless and tasty. Add a mashed banana, some cinnamon and honey. A perfect ‘on the go’ breakfast you can make the night before. Find my recipe here.

Eggs. Such a fantastic breakfast food! Low calorie, packed with protein (perfect after a morning workout) and quick to make. Poached, boiled, scrambled or fried, I’m not fussy. Add a bit of salt and pepper and you’re in business!

Full cooked breakfast. I’m not a fan of a greasy fry up but from my experience you can still eat food like this when you’re trying to be healthy and lose weight, it comes down to  the meat you use and the way you cook a full breakfast being the difference between healthy or not. So, in my house, it’s a ‘grill’ up and no oil is used to cook it. I cook bacon with the fat cut off, if potato scones are added they are cooked in fry light spray. No Scottish cooked brekkie is complete without square sausage and the Skinni range square sausage has hardly any fat. Add beans, fried mushrooms and eggs and you have a great treat breakfast for the weekend.

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Last week I put up a picture of breakfast muffins I’d made and promised to share the recipe with you guys so you could whip up a batch yourself. So here it is!

I’ve posted a recipe for breakfast muffins before, but the great thing about them is that you can have so many flavour varieties. They’re also easy to make and great to have on the go if you don’t have time to eat breakfast before you leave the house each day. Plus, they’re healthy.

Today’s combination is banana and peanut butter, seriously delicious. These are made with porridge oats unlike my previous muffins which were made from weetabix.

Ingredients:
35g old fashioned porridge oats
1 (very) ripe banana (the riper the better)
1 egg
2 teaspoons of peanut butter (I like to use Meridian peanut butter as it is 100% peanuts and has no added anything!)
3 dessert spoons of fat free natural yogurt

Start by mashing the banana, this is much easier when there’s nothing else in the bowl. Then add the rest of your ingredients and mix well. Spoon even amounts into a silicone muffin tray. There’s no need to grease these before as the muffins will easily come out.

Turn the oven to 200 degrees celsius and bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes. Check they’re completely cooked through by inserting a cocktail stick in the centre of the muffin, it this comes out wet you need to pop them back into the oven for a few more minutes.

Once ready leave the muffins to cool for around 10 minutes and then take out the tray. These can be made the night before if you’re short of time in the morning or made when you get up and enjoyed hot.

If you’ve got any other yummy flavour combinations let me know!

xxx
 
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