Three oaty recipes to kick start your morning

Oats for breakfast can seem a bit boring if all you do is microwave them as they say on the packet. Spice up your oat breakfasts with these three recipes.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We’ve heard that a hundred times over. But while we have all have a varied repertoire of recipes for lunch and dinner, our breakfasts tend to be the same. Some do cereals, some do eggs, some skip breakfast entirely and just rely on coffee to get them through the morning.

Cereals are by far the easiest to prepare but another thing we’ve heard a hundred times is that supermarket brands are packed with sugar and even the ones claiming to be healthy simply aren’t. Full of hidden sugars, these are likely to promote sugar rushes and crashes as well as weight gain. The solution? Make your own. Whole grain oats are packed with nutrients and can be served hot or cold or cooked into a granola and then eaten on the go.

Whether you have plenty of time for long, lavish breakfasts or you need to have breakfast on the go, these recipes will make breakfast time something to look forward to.

Oat and buckwheat granola with dried blueberries and coconut

Supermarket brands of granola are packed with sugars and preservatives. Make a big batch of your own and serve with your preferred milk, yoghurt, skyr or simply eat large handfuls straight from the container. We won’t judge!

Get the recipe for oat and buckwheat granola with dried blueberries and coconut here.

Bircher muesli

This recipe is great for the I-don’t-have-time-for-breakfast crowd. Whip it up the night before and in the morning all you have to do is mix in the fresh fruit and take it with you to the office. There’s no excuse for not eating breakfast now!

Get the recipe for Bircher muesli here.

Porridge with caramelised bananas, pecans and chocolate

Do you dream of eating cake for breakfast without suffering any of the consequences? This breakfast recipe is sweet as cake, yet full of the nutrients that make up a healthy breakfast. So go on, indulge in the sweet stuff in the morning.

Get the recipe for porridge with caramelised bananas, pecans and chocolate here.

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