Finding yourself juggling your new role as the unplanned teacher and still trying to keep the house in order? With home schooling now in full swing, getting the kids fuelled and focused for the day ahead has become the new challenge. Mix it up this Farmhouse Breakfast Week with some new breakfast treats to fill their bellies with the yummy goodness they need.
Whether you’re giving Veganuary a go or just want to give those classics a little twist (did someone say dippy eggs and soldiers?) there’s no need to stress and pull your hair out on this one. Check out our favourite 5 recipes to start the day right below and get those cogs turning.
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Full English breakfast bowl rolls
Love a Full English but short on time? These bowl rolls offer you the same delectable treats found in a Full English in the convenience of a roll. Simply assemble and pop them in the oven for a one-handed breakfast treat on the go.
Find the simple recipe at the Food Network.
For those classic Full English lovers – you can save time and reduce the need to fry with a handy slow cooker. Just pop all your fav ingredients in on low before you go to bed, and wake to the aromas of a freshly cooked breakfast. And because mornings don’t always pan out the way you plan… look out for slow cookers with a keep warm function (like the DHS Copper 3.5 Litre) to make sure breakfast is ready when you are.
Flourless banana blender muffins
Ready to go vegan if you could just find some appeeling (we can’t resist a good pun) dairy alternatives? These addictive flourless banana muffins are simple to make and so delicious the kiddies won’t even notice they’re vegan friendly!
Follow the steps at Chocolate Covered Katie
Peanut butter and chocolate chip pancakes
For the midweek ‘hump day’ when reluctance is at full throttle, shake it up with these peanut butter and chocolate chips pancakes to keep that sweet tooth at bay!
You can find the instructions at Woman’s Day.
While the kids are diving into their morning pancakes, take 5 with a perfect cupper (made more perfect with the budget friendly Salcombe kitchen set). That oh so desired morning cupper only takes a few minutes to brew but gives you the boost you need to get to lunchtime.
Savoury breakfast muffins
Finding yourself in demand and hearing the word mum more times than you can count (the classic “if I hear mum one more time, I’m changing my name” springs to mind)? Get the kids involved while you whip up some of these nutritious muffins for full tums and (temporarily) occupied hands and minds. Even better, you can pop them in the fridge or freezer – making them great for batch baking.
Get baking with this recipe at the Heart Foundation
It’s all fun and games until you’re all arguing over whose turn it is to clean up… Keep the older ones occupied (and save yourself some time later) by designating a chief-dishwasher-packer. Add a bit of fun by seeing if they can pack everything neatly in before the timer goes – did someone say an extra muffin for the winner?
Dippy egg soldiers
Yes, the best is last. Step back in time to the all-time favourite of: dippy eggs and soldiers. Easy to make on the hob and fun to eat, these variations will open your eyes to mouthwatering new flavours that are sure to get your taste buds popping!
Shake up this classic at BBC Good Food.
Missed the alarm clocks and finding yourself pushed for time? Pop some eggs in the microwave and whip up some scrambled delights in just a few minutes (here’s a handy recipe from the BBC). Light and fluffy – the perfect speedy solution you can all enjoy and still have time to spare.
So there it is, everything you need to get the morning off to a cracking start and the hidden secrets to get everyone out of bed and ready to learn without the drama. Ready? Set? Cook.