A Sugar Free Breakfast
It’s well known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s more important than ever to make sure it’s the healthiest!
It is important for me that breakfast is easily accessible and quick to make, because I’m always rushing out in the mornings. Bonus if I can just take it with me to work!
I’ve put together a few ideas below which you can make your own by adding to or taking away ingredients.
A great one to take into work with you if you are short on time, these healthy muffins will keep you going in the mornings. If you make a loaf, toast slices and add spreads like butter or peanut butter to enjoy it with a twist.
- 2 or 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup honey and/or maple syrup (or to taste)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
Mix all wet ingredients together; mashed bananas, melted butter, honey & egg with extracts. Add salt to the flour and gradually mix in the wet ingredients.
Preheat the oven. Add mix to greased bread tin/ cake tin or cupcake cases as required and bake as follows.
Cupcakes: 15 – 20 mins at 180 degrees.
Cake/bread tin: 50 mins – 1 hour at 175 degrees.
Crispbreads, Cheese & Salami
Quick and easy to make, this breakfast is rich in protein and calcium – bet you can’t guess why! Another one that’s easy to take to work with you for a desk brekky.
- Crispbreads such as Ryvita
- Your favourite cheeses
Read all the packets because all of these ingredients have the potential to contain added sugar. Assemble as desired, personally I go for butter spread across my crispbreads followed by salami and then topped with slices of cheese… I know – radical!
Coconut Yoghurt with fruit & Honey
A satisfying bowl, the contrast of the fruit and the rich yoghurt with the sweetness of the honey or maple syrup really hits the spot for me. Sometimes I have this for dessert!
The choice of honey or maple syrup is yours but you may be surprised to know, maple syrup contains high levels of nutrients and antioxidants; it’s said to be even healthier than honey.
- Plain Greek Yoghurt
- Coconut cream
- Honey or Maple Syrup
- Fruit of choice; Strawberries, blueberries, Mango etc.
Mix around a tablespoon of coconut cream into the desired amount of yoghurt to taste. Chop fruit as required and place atop of the yoghurt drizzling honey or maple syrup across the fruit.
Pancakes with Berries & Maple Syrup
Pancakes can actually be surprisingly good for you, especially if you use wholemeal flour. It is a source of a number of essential nutrients and when adding fruit, you easily hit that 5 a day target.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 egg
- A pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 table spoon of oil
- Mixed berries; raspberries, strawberries and blackberries
- Maple syrup
Add flour to a bowl, mix salt in. Make a hole in the centre and break in the egg. Mix adding milk in slowly.
Heat a frying pan or skillet, add the oil and fry the batter at a medium to hot temperature.
Add the berries and drizzle maple syrup over.
I hope you have enjoyed my sugar free breakfasts, if you need inspiration for lunch, I’ve got you covered here!