Sunday, 10 December 2017

Sugar Free Breakfast Favourites

If you know me, you'll know I love breakfast. If you don't know me then let me tell you, I LOVE BREAKFAST. It's always been my favourite meal of the day and I used to be the biggest cereal fiend to the extent that I'd happily count it as an evening meal while I was at uni. It's a well known fact that most cereal is packed full of added sugar so when I gave up refined sugar I was a little worried that I was going to lose out on my favourite thing ever, but it's just meant I've had to get a little creative and put a bit more effort into breakfast, which is no bad thing at all. I thought I'd share my favourite refined sugar free breakfasts on here (but don't worry, there's plenty of the natural kind).


Homemade Granola | Granola has long been my favourite kind of cereal and I actually used to make my own long before I gave up sugar unless I was feeling particularly indulgent (or lazy). It's so easy to make and it actually tastes SO much better than the shop bought stuff I promise. I used to follow this Deliciously Ella recipe, but now I mix it up, adding different things or whatever needs using up in my cupboard. Because of that, my recipe varies every time, but the base of it tends to always be oats, flaxseed and ground almonds plus whatever nuts and seeds I have in the cupboard. Once I've mixed all that together I heat some coconut oil in a pan, mix in some maple syrup and cinnamon and pour that into the dry mixture to bind it all together. I don't measure anything, just throw it all in! Sometimes I'll add different spices (for my latest batch I added ground cloves so it's like CHRISTMAS granola) or I'll add some cacao powder to make chocolate granola. Sometimes I'll add dried fruit or coconut flakes after it's cooked, but whatever I do it's always bloomin' tasty. My favourite way to eat it is with natural yogurt and berries on the top.


Peanut Butter and Banana Porridge | I love having porridge at this time of year and however much I try to mix it up, this is the one I always come back to - peanut butter and banana. Tell me, is there a dreamier combination? I make my porridge in the microwave because this girl ain't got time for the hob when she's hungry. I just pop my oats, almond milk and broken up banana (this girl also ain't got time for chopping) in for two and a half minutes then stir in a (large) spoonful of peanut butter (crunchy OFC). Quick, easy and bloomin' lovely cause the banana goes all warm and mushy. 



Gingerbread Latte | I'm not a massive fan of Christmas coffee/hot drinks (shocker I know) because I just like straight up coffee, but back in my sugarful days I was partial to a gingerbread latte because they're not quite as sweet or gross as the others. Obviously they're out of the question for me because they are extremely sugary, but I made my own version that isn't too shabby that I have as an occasional weekend breakfast treat. We have a Nespresso machine so I do the coffee shot using that as normal then as well as the milk I add a bit of ground ginger and cinnamon (more cinnamon than ginger even though its a gingerbread latte because ginger can be pretty overpowering) and a dash of maple syrup into the milk frother, whizz it all up and add it to the coffee. Nom. Again, I don't measure anything so I'm sorry I can't give exact measurements if you want to make your own, but I kinda thing people would like different amounts of everything anyway!

These might not be the most revolutionary breakfast ideas ever, but I'm not someone who can spend ages making breakfast because I'm always so ready for it in the morning I want it there and then so simple is best for me!

What are your favourite things to have for breakfast?

Amy x



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  1. Really like this post! I also eat porridge with banana and peanut butter in the morning! It's super healthy and delicious, you don't really need the sugar!

    x Mariya

    www.brunetteondemand.com

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    1. You really don't need the sugar with the banana in there, it's sooo tasty! xx

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  2. Gah these pictures are lovely! I love breakfast too, but I'm more of an eggs and avo kind of girl. Savoury for the win!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thanks Corinne! I love eggs and avo but can never be bothered to make it haha! xx

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  3. I love having porridge, i hardly ever add peanut butter to it but I hear a little bit is actually super goof for you!

    Abigail Alice x

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    1. Yeah it definitely is, I use the all natural kind so there's nothing in it apart from nuts! xx

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  4. Mmmm homemade granola is a great breakfast option and I also love drizzling some maple syrup on my porridge in the morning :) Have a lovely week ahead Amy!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  5. Thanks so much for the ideas, I'm still trying to eat sugar free 6 days a week so this will be so useful!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Oooh I'm glad to hear it'll be useful for you! xx

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  6. I've never made granola (which seems ridiculous now I type it) but I think I might have to give it a go after reading this because I'm in a bit of a breakfast rut. Also that gingerbread latte...omg. Trying that with almond milk for SURE. The photos in this post are beautiful! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. It is so so easy to make granola so definitely give it a go :) I made my latte with oat milk and it was the best! xx

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  7. I don't love breakfast, but I like breakfast. I do eat something every morning, but when I don't, I am fine as well :) I do loooove granola and yes, I also count it as an evening meal. I love blueberries with it :) Actually, such a coincidence, that was what I had today a bit before reading your post :) I don't prepare my granola, but it would be a good idea :) Hope you have a great week!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Oooh I can't go without breakfast! Haha that is such a coincidence! xx

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  8. The granola sounds delicious! Have a great day :)

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma, it really is (if I do say so myself haha!) xx

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  9. PB + banana porridge essential in the cooler months! It's summer here so I've been eating avocado toast most mornings. I like to spice it up a little with tomato, feta and sprouts, as well as a sprinkling of Chili Kale Matcha. It's incredible!

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

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    1. I'm such a fan of avo and toast in summer! That sounds so tasty xx

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  10. Mmm I've just had my breakfast (granola ofc) but I'm feeling hungry again reading this and seeing your yummy photos! I really should make my own granola more! I tend to have it for breakfast most days now so I think I'll give this recipe a go! My second fave is definitely banana porridge (although I'm naughty, as I don't like PB, I use chocolate spread instead!)

    Daughter of An Air Hostess // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

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    1. oooh chocolate spread sounds yummy! Hope you like the recipe xx

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