Breakfast Treats for the Holidays

The sun is just peeking above the trees and bleary eyed you roll over and look at the alarm clock – it’s 7.30am you are late! You jump from your bed to see your pyjama-clad children standing there…

Of course, it’s the holidays (or the weekend) and you aren’t late for work or getting the kids to school. So what better way to make up for the lack of a serious lie in – to make some exciting breakfast with the kids!

We know you have made breakfast 100 times before – but give us a go we may well have thought of something new for you!

 
Fun Food Faces
Fun Food Faces
Making faces with your breakfast can be fun - whatever age you are. Try two small scotch pancakes or eggs as the eyes then build from there. Maybe cut up lots of fruit in little bowls and let your children go wild - now spiralised veg seems to have a useful place in the world!
Breakfast Sundae
Breakfast Sundae
Who doesn't like an icecream sundae? Well why not try a breakfast one? Layer yoghurt with granola and fruit et voila! Your very own sundae! If your kids aren't big granola fans try cereal or crushed up biscuits
Get Juicing!
Get Juicing!
Making your own juice is really satisfying. You don't need a fancy juicer, just a sieve (or not if you like the bits) and some muscle. Use a colander if you like the bits. Get creative and try different fruits or make smoothies using a blender, bananas & other fruits.
Go Italian
Go Italian
Fresh tomatoes, basil, cheese and a bagel or English muffin. If your children love pizza then pizza muffins or bagels will be a winner for them - get them ripping up mozarella and basil leaves to sprinkle over. You can eat them just as they are or whack them under the grill.
Pancakes galore!
Pancakes galore!
Make a huge batch of pancake batter and get flipping! If you want to try the more thicker fluffier American style pancakes then you will need to alter your batter slightly adding sugar and baking powder. Get some maple or chocolate syrup, chop up some fruit and your kids will be in heaven! You could even try crispy bacon, egg, sausage - almost anything goes with pancakes.
The French Way
The French Way
Well, almost! Croissants can be a real treat in the holidays (check the calories, yes just a treat!) Filling them is even better. Try ham, cheese, tomatoes or something more sophisticated like bacon and brie. Sweet fillings like jam and chocolate spread will put huge smiles on their faces.
Classic Bread
Classic Bread
Baking your own bread could not be more satisfying! Buy a ready mix bread mix if you don't fancy the faff and follow the instructions. Give each of your children some of the ready bread dough and get them to model their own shapes then bake! They will love trying out their very own bread creation - why not try sheep or bunnies?