Recipes: Emma Boyd's best family breakfasts
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.
These baked beans are perfectly sweet and salty at the same time and go beautifully well piled up high on top of the waffles.
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.