Recipes: Emma Boyd's best family breakfasts

Waffles don't always have to be sweet - they can also be savoury (and healthy).
Emma Boyd

Waffles don't always have to be sweet - they can also be savoury (and healthy).

Breakfast time in our household is anything but predictable. 

A few mornings ago, having returned home to bare cupboards after a trip away, I whipped up a batch of avocado chocolate mousse topped with coconut, chia seed and kiwifruit.

It was a nutritious, energy-dense breakfast and it was devoured by our boys in record time.

Here are a few other ways to ensure your breakfasts are anything but boring.

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SAVOURY WAFFLES WITH AVOCADO & BLACK BEAN SALAD

We eat porridge many ways – with eggs and vanilla so it tastes like custard, topped with fried apple, raisins and walnuts or with grated carrot and spices. But our horizons expanded considerably when, the Christmas just gone, I was given a waffle iron.

We've sampled countless variations of waffles, both sweet and savoury – this recipe is a clear favourite and one that works just as well for lunch and dinner as it does at breakfast time.

Baked beans have never been so complex, yet so simple.
Emma Boyd

Baked beans have never been so complex, yet so simple.

BAKED BEANS WITH CHORIZO CRUMBS

These baked beans are perfectly sweet and salty at the same time and go beautifully well piled up high on top of the waffles. 

APPLE CRUMBLE GRANOLA

Apple crumble granola is a more decadent substitute for your usual porridge.
Emma Boyd

Apple crumble granola is a more decadent substitute for your usual porridge.

This apple crumble granola is delicious served with yoghurt and fresh fruit. A word of warning, however – keep it out of reach because temptation may just get the better of you and before you know it, you'll find yourself eating it by the fistful straight from the jar. 

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