Itís that time of year again when autumn arrives and the kids start the new term after a lengthy summer break. After a change in routine, itís great to get back into the stride of work and school. To avoid the morning panic, quick, easy and nutritious breakfasts can help ensure that both you and your kids are ready to start the day.
Here are our favourite go-to breakfasts that are an equal balance of healthy and delicious: Homemade Granola
Use a mix of oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, nuts and dried fruit (added/baked last) combine with cooking oil and honey for a sweet and crunchy breakfast. Spread the granola evenly onto a baking sheet
and bake for 15 minutes at 150C/fan or 130C/gas 2, take the mixture out of the oven and add the dried fruit before baking for a final 10 minutes. Prepare the granola the night before and serve with milk or yogurt in the morning for a tasty boost of energy. Once made, you can store the granola in an airtight container for up to one month. Smoothie Bowl
Create a thicker smoothie using frozen fruits - anything from strawberries and blueberries to mango and kiwi. Including a banana in your smoothie will also help to produce the consistency that you need to enjoy in a bowl
and eat with a spoon. This adds an element of difference and fun into breakfast for the kids whilst guaranteeing their daily dose of minerals and vitamins. Top the smoothie with fruit and nuts for a flavoursome finish. Banana Pancakes
Requiring only two ingredients, these are the perfect pancakes to make on a busy school morning. Mash up a large banana and add two whisked eggs before adding spoonfuls of the batter into your pan.
Cook for two minutes on each side, making sure that each side is a golden-brown colour before serving to your hungry kids. Scrambled Eggs and Soldiers
For a protein filled breakfast, cook up your scrambled eggs and season with salt and pepper. For smaller kids, use character cutters to make shapes with the toast or cut into simple soldiers with a spread of butter. Quick and simple to make, this is a guaranteed breakfast pleaser.