The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

31st January 2018

Did you know that breakfast provides 25 – 30% of your daily energy needs? Celebrate British Breakfast Week with some new recipes...

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

31st January 2018

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

31st January 2018

Farmhouse Breakfast Week aims to help Britons rediscover the joys and health benefits of a good breakfast. With events and promotions happening up and down the country, you’re sure to find something to enjoy, from visiting your local farmers’ market, attending an open day at your local farm, or feasting on an all-day breakfast at your local café. And there’s no better place to get stuck in than in your own kitchen – check out these recipes to get you kick-started every morning:

Bran Flake Breakfast Pancakes
Delicious with fresh fruit and honey
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 150g self raising flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 150ml semi skimmed milk
  • 25g sultana
  • 50g bran flakes

Method

  1. Place the flour in a large bowl and whisk in the egg
  2. Gradually add the honey and then milk and whisk to form a batter
  3. Stir in the sultanas and bran flakes
  4. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and spoon 4 tablespoons of the mixture into the pan
  5. Cook gently for 1-2 minutes, turn over and cook for 1 minute until golden
  6. Repeat to make 4 more pancakes
  7. Serve drizzled with honey and a scattering of fresh fruit

Breakfast energy bars
Make up a batch for a quick nutritious hit when you’re on the go
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 100g butter
  • 200g clear honey
  • 200g rolled oats
  • 150g mixed seeds
  • 100g toasted flaked almonds
  • 100g sultanas
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, Gas Mark 4
  2. Heat the butter and honey in a saucepan until the butter has melted.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients except sesame seeds and press into a 22cm square baking tin
  4. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds
  5. Bake for 15 minutes until golden
  6. Allow to cool slightly before cutting into 12 bars
  7. Leave in the tin to cool completely before removing

Blueberry and banana smoothie
A meal in a glass

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana chopped
  • 125g blueberries
  • 25g porridge oats
  • 15g wheatgerm
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 75ml semi-skimmed milk (use rice or oat milk if vegan/allergic)

Method

  1. Pour all the ingredients in a blender or food processor together and whiz until smooth
  2. Thin with extra milk if necessary

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