39 brilliant breakfast ideas

Avocado on toast by Made_With_PinkWe are celebrating Breakfast Week from 24-30th January. In our #MissionBreakfast Twitter conversation, we asked what breakfast is like for you, whether you are getting the kids to school, commuting or chilling at the weekend. How do you get out of a rut to “shake up your wake up”? We were joined by dietitian Nichola Whitehead (@NicsNutrition), who was on hand to answer any nutritional questions regarding breakfast.

The conversation and prize draw was sponsored by Breakfast Week (@breakfastweek). At the Shake Up Your Wake Up website, you can find delicious recipes, videos, events and activities as well as information about school breakfasts. Check it out and take a look what tweeps shared with us about their brilliant breakfasts.

Galina Varese tweet #MissionBreakfastCreate classics with a twist

1. Pancakes! I make them into cute shapes but add lots of berries so it’s healthy too @EmmaGarratt85

2. Love these twists on classics! https://t.co/kjCQYfJu3Z @BritMums

3. I often make healthy pancakes with wholemeal flour/coconut milk for my guys https://t.co/IMVTSfoeJD @maximka25

4. We keep breakfast interesting for kids by allowing them to assemble cereal (w/ fruits, toppings, pouring milk from a jug) @jhowze

Smoothie operators

5. Add seeds, nuts, oats or even peanut butter to a smoothie for breakfast on the go with extra protein! @Over_A_Cuppa

6. Weekend breakfasts are always more fun & I get the kids to help make them. Banana smoothies are our favourites @East_Devon_Mum

7. Working Mum with school runs leaves me little time for breakfast. I now make green smoothies every morning ‏@Carebear8bear

8. Overnight oats great for speedy breakfasts and smoothies @missielizzieb

9. Smoothies are fab as you can pop them in a flask and eat on the go @MyMillsBaby

smiley face porridge by @AnneDazell1

@AnneDalzell1 makes porridge with a smile

Perk up the porridge pot

10. A smiley face in the porridge always helps! https://t.co/f53H8agEi4 @AnneDalzell1

11. This time of the year, it’s all about the porridge! https://t.co/AsMped1NxO @missielizzieb

12. Porridge with soya or coconut milk adding cinnamon, fruits, chia seeds to keep it interesting @glendamhs

Savour the savoury

13. I “shake up my wake up” by having a good Full English at the weekends after a mile hike with the dog first. @shellywkd

14. Bubble and squeak makes a great breakfast, with a bit of bacon and saves throwing left over veg away and is very tasty! @mummabear99

15. When I was a teenager I had mushroom soup every morning, no idea why!Mum thought it was better than nothing! @sayhelloflo

clementine cakes for breakfast by @josea66Feeling fruity

16. My little man loves banana pancakes! https://t.co/cBtWvaA1Ty @LAURAJSTONE

17. Homemade apricot scones for breakfast? https://t.co/2iN4djgdwZ @carndaisy

18. For a special breakfast I make Clementine cakes containing zest and juice of clementines https://t.co/salxjDNlhZ @josea66

19. We have fresh fruit, whole meal bread for toast and they even love homemade banana muffins @JAZZ_SHOESDANCE

The eggs factor

20. How to make a perfect poached egg! https://t.co/ARxijneIc6

21. Egg and bacon quiches. My grandsons love these for breakfast https://t.co/cFp3olKo64 @josea66

22. My weekend favourite is eggs benedict and can be done healthily https://t.co/D9DTmlGbFf @diddy_di50

23. I had corn and polenta fritters with a fried egg – was delicious @clarateddy

avocado on toast by @amodernmotherToast and toppings

24. Avocado on toast is a super healthy option for https://t.co/1viyeiYvQ3 https://t.co/ifHq3Oat0Z @Made_With_Pink

25. Bananas on toast! sounds awful but its lovely especially with a little Nutella! @mummabear99

26. I’ve just gone back to our toastie maker – you can mix up your fillings and so easy to do https://t.co/Lz1cUHKODg @ikkle87

27. Most days we have muesli, coconut milk and fresh fruit. To break free we have a fried egg on toast!!

28. My favourite is smashed avocado on sourdough toast w/crumbled bacon & chili flakes! https://t.co/0YqHQFy6bJ @AModernMother

29. I used to chop bits of toast with apple for the kids to eat in the car if they refused breakfast. @emmfurn

Inspiration from different countries

30. Curry in Malaysia and vegetables in China when travelling, unusual but still tasty @mia_low

31. Not unusual, but nothing can beat hot chocolate croissants and fresh coffee sitting on a veranda in France @mummymuch

32. Most unusual and tasty breakfast black pudding with apple salad in Dublin @BrisonSharon

33. Hot chocolate and Churros in Spain. It’s not unusual just feels wrong starting the day that way! Yum though lol @hellebelly

34. I love holiday buffets because they tend to have local cured meats and cheeses @jhowze

Nichola Whitehead dietician

Image courtesy of Nichola Whitehead

Dietitian Nichola Whitehead’s (@NicsNutrition) tips and advice

35. I love porridge made with milk and topped with banana, berries and cinnamon!

36. Avocado on wholegrain toast, eggs, nuts & seeds on porridge and nut butter

37. Breakfast amount depends on the weight size & activity levels! If in doubt, add a yoghurt if child is still hungry after breakfast

38. Almond milk may not be best option for children due to protein and calcium levels

The last word

39. We plan evening meals. So do the same with breakfast also in our meal planning to stem the boredom @needaphone

Homepage image courtesy of @Made_With_Pink

Get family breakfast ideas

Get more inspiration for tasty and nutritious breakfasts, from advice on how to poach an egg to seeing which kind of breakfast is best for you! Visit ShakeUpYourWakeUp.com.

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2 Responses to 39 brilliant breakfast ideas

  1. Vicki Psarias 26 January 2016 at 23:14 #

    Ooh delicious ideas here, can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow now! Thanks!

  2. Kendra @ Life Quintessentials 29 March 2016 at 18:39 #

    These ideas/recipes look delicious! I can’t wait to try them for myself, and I shared this post with my followers: https://twitter.com/LifeQuint/status/714869508763062272