Overnight Sweet Potato Oats - Wake up to Organic


Wake up to Organic


That's today's theme and the reason I'm sharing these overnight oats with you. As a good Scot's lass I usually make porridge out of oats, but it's nice to change things up from time to time and these overnight sweet potato oats are a delicious addition to a breakfast table.

Independent stores across the country served up free breakfasts as part of the Wake up to Organic campaign, but I think we can do more at home and make ourselves some really interesting breakfasts instead of just pouring cornflakes into a bowl.

A simple recipe for sweet potato overnight oats that's high in vitamin c & iron. This recipe is dairy free and vegan.




As well as these overnight sweet potato oats, try some homemade tattie scones with beans, some chocolate chip & raisin scotch pancakes or a chocolate cherry smoothie bowl.



Why buy organic?


  1. It's better for nature - Organic farming works with the environment as it uses fewer pesticides as it's a way of farming that protects and encourages wildlife while looking after the soil
  2. It's better for the planet - Organic farms use fewer pesticides and support up to 50% more wildlife.
  3. You know what's in your food - When it comes to organic you know exactly what's in your food. GM crops and ingredients are banned in organic farming.
  4. It's tasty! - Organic farmers rely on developing a healthy, fertile soil to grown a mixture of crops that are bursting with flavour. 




Isn't it expensive to buy organic?


It can cost a little more, but the best way to start is by introducing a few organic products to your diet and do it gradually. Organic vegetables are definitely a good place to start.

I always buy organic tomatoes when I can as they actually taste like tomatoes. Do you remember what tomatoes are supposed to taste like? So many are bland. If you've ever been given some tomatoes from someones greenhouse, you will know just how much flavour they should have and organic tomatoes are just like that. Packed with flavour.


Shop local




Remember to buy local and check out your local organic veg box scheme, then you can create your weekly meals from seasonal organic veg. For veg box inspiration, check out my monthly column in Cook Vegan magazine called Veg on Wheels where I give you lots of ideas for cooking with what's in season each month.


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Overnight Sweet Potato Oats
Overnight Sweet Potato Oats
A nutritious and tasty recipe for overnight oats with the sweetness from roast sweet potatoes and a little maple syrup. High in Vitamin C & Iron.

Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potatoes (about 450g)
  • 130g rolled oats
  • 260ml almond or rice milk, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 4 tbsp yoghurt (Greek, coconut or soy)
  • 2 tbsp roasted almonds, cut into slivers
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (optional)
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas mark 6. 2. Wrap the sweet potatoes in foil and bake for 40 minutes, until the flesh is completely soft. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the oats, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them in half, scoop out the flesh and mash it to a pulp with a fork. Add this to the oat mixture and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 4. The following morning, stir the oats. The mixture will be quite thick; if you prefer it a little thinner, add in a
tablespoon or 2 of almond milk, and combine. Divide the oats between 2 bowls and top with the yoghurt, almonds and a little drizzle of maple syrup if you like.
5. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Serves 2-3


This recipe comes from HEALTHY BAKING: Nourishing Breads, Wholesome Cakes, Ancient Grains and Bubbling Ferments by Jordan Bourke which is published by Orion as a hardback & eBook (£20/£10.99). 

To join the conversation about going organic follow and use the hashtag #WakeUpToOrganic





As well as this recipe I'm hosting a competition. Would you like to win this organic hamper full of tasty goodies?


To enter the giveaway


  1. Leave a comment telling me what your favourite breakfast is.
  2. Enter via the rafflecopter box below.
  3. This giveaway will run until Friday 28 July 2017 and is open to UK residents.
  4. Good Luck!






Disclosure: I'm sharing this recipe and hosting the giveaway on behalf of the Soil Association and their Wake Up To Organic campaign. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

257 comments

  1. My favourite breakfast has got to be huevos rancheros: bold and full of flavour - perfect for a lazy Sunday.

    Just don't tell my waffle iron.

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  2. I usually have porridge to which I add flaxseed, flaked almonds and a little maple syrup.

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    1. I usually add flaxseeds too and maple syrup if I don't have a banana to mash and add as a sweetener. The almonds are a nice idea.

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  3. I love scrambled egg with crispy bacon

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  4. I like making an omelette with lots of vegetables and a little bit of cheese for breakfast.

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  5. Oooh in the winter I love porridge and in the summer its muesli with fresh fruit

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  6. Yummy porridge with brown sugar is my favourite breakfast

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  7. My favourite breakfast is a slice of my homemade wholemeal bread, toasted with butter on it

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  8. I love home made granola with yoghurt

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  9. At the moment I'm loving making swedish style saffron buns for breakfast

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  10. Love strawberries and Weetabix

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  11. I love eggs for breakfast, at the moment I'm loving spinach wilted in a little of olive oil, seasoned with a little salt and pepper then a light sprinkling of grated cheddar topped with a perfectly poached egg...delicious!

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  12. Porridge has been my favourite breakfast since I was a young girl (can you think back that far). So much easier to make these days

    KATHY D

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  13. Porridge in winter and branflakes in summer

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  14. A good poached egg on homemade wholemeal toast

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  15. For me, you can't beat poached eggs on toast with a sprinkling of salt.
    xxx

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  16. A full English with all the trimmings is my favourite only indulge occasionally though.

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  17. Mine has to be porridge I love to put different fruit on top

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  18. Vegan pancakes and maple syrup.

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  19. I love muesli topped with strawberries

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  20. I'm English therefore I love a full English breakfast - with all the trimings

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  21. My favourite is to roast tomatoes and mushrooms and have them with some toasted crusty bread.

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  22. I like a full English breakfast.

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  23. I like scrambled egg on toast with coriander

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  24. Philippa BradburyThursday, 15 June, 2017

    I love porridge with honey

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  25. love a full english but am on a diet at the mo so am on granola

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  26. I like smoked salon and egg bagels in the morning

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  27. Full english, with tiger bread toast, golden shred and columbian coffee, fresh

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  28. Ypghurt topped with fresh fruit (especially summer berries) and granola with seeds on top

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  29. Porridge with a swirl of golden syrup and a handful of blueberries or bananas.

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  30. Homemade peach jam on toast with fresh black coffee.

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  31. Overnight oats with Greek yoghurt and plenty of fresh fruit

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  32. My favourite breakfast is some fresh fruit, crunch granola and yoghurt

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  33. I love boiled eggs for breakfast

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  34. Porridge with fresh fruit is my favourite.

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  35. I love weetabix for my breakfast

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  36. We like soldiers through the week and poptarts at the wkd

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  37. I love porridge with berries in winter, and yoghurt, oats, seeds, nuts and fruit in summer.

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  38. Mixed berries and greek yoghurt is my usual.
    Really want to try your sweet potato oats though - a good incentive to get out of my breakfast routine!

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  39. Every other Saturday I enjoy a full English in a café overlooking Sandown beach after collecting the paper. Bliss

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  40. My favourite breakfast is eggs benedict

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  41. This time of year I like a selection of fruit.

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  42. I love this twist on our favourite summer breakfast!

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  43. porridge oats fruit and youghurt left in the fridge overnight and then mixed up next morning its delicious x

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  44. Love a boiled egg and brown bread and butter x

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  45. Granary toast with butter & jam or a bowl of pr=orridge

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  46. has to be full english breakfast all the trimmings! xxx

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  47. I start breakfast with a green smoothie and then have a bowl of porridge with fruit and seeds on top.

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  48. I can't always manage breakfast, I'm not a morning person. When I am awake enough to eat first thing, I like banana on toast with fruit juice or herbal tea.

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  49. I love prunes, yogurt n banana for brekkie!

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  50. full English bacon eggs beans etc xx

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  51. I am a bit of a weirdo and really love a stir fry for breakfast, often adding stuff from the garden, always some shiitake mushrooms, sometimes some kimchi. Definitely an egg. Your overnight sweet potato oats are fabulous :-)

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  52. raisin wheats

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  53. I love salmon on seeded brown bread with fried eggs and mushrooms

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  54. Margaret Clarkson
    Porridge with apple, honey and cinnamon

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  55. My favourite breakfast is a mushroom and fresh red pepper omelette

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  56. Poached eggs on toast is my favourite breakfast.

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  57. a full english breakfast fryup sets me up for the day

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  58. Fruit salad from the garden, drizzled with local honey!

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  59. Ham and eggs

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  60. Really simple breakfast. Poached egg on granary toast

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  61. Your recipe idea and presentation is a winner and it is making me drool to no ends, lol! Though I usually love my breakfast heavy, there's nothing like overnight oats to jumpstart the day. :)

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  62. Porridge with fruit.

    Rachel Craig

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  63. I like porridge with fresh blueberries washed down with a cup of tea x

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  64. Granola with yoghurt and berries.

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  65. Waffles, banana, maple syrup and nutella. Lush!

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  66. I love avocado on toast with some sea salt and chili flakes

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  67. I love boiled eggs with butter and bread soldiers

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  68. I like fruit salad for breakfast

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  69. Steaming hot tea, well toasted crumpets dripping with lashings of butter.

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  70. I like a bowl of cheerios to be honest

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  71. Fried egg, bacon & tinned tomatoes for me.

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  72. I love scrambled eggs on toast with a glass of apple juice. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  73. Got to be the full English xx

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  74. Has to be a full English for me! Only have it on my birthday, so it's a proper treat

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  75. Ollie RandolphSunday, 09 July, 2017

    Pancakes with maple syrup.

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  76. I don't have a favourite breakfast as I don't eat until about mid morning but I do know I love the unexpected so my favourite type of breakfasts are the unplanned ones where you find a bakery just turning out some flat breads you can put with poached eggs, or freshly made falafel to go with humus, or local fruits and some yoghurt, or even noodles with soy sauce and vegetables.

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  77. homemade bircher muesli topped with natural yoghurt, blueberries and nuts

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  78. i love fresh fruit and yoghurt

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  79. My favourite breakfast is porridge with maple syrup, it fills me up and the sweetness of the syrup is delicious.

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  80. Smoked salmon and cream cheese on an English Muffin :)

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  81. Soft boiled eggs with toast is always a winner or grilled beef tomatoes scooped out with a poached egg... yum!

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  82. mine is porridge with honey and banana

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  83. It has to be eggs benedict, with a side of fruit salad

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  84. Overnight oats. Soak 1/3 cup of oats in 1/3 cup of milk. Add a handful of mixed berries and top with 1/3 cup of Greek yogurt. Leave to soak overnight in a jar in the fridge. Simple shake in the morning to mix it up and your ready to go

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  85. nichola betteridgeWednesday, 19 July, 2017

    jam on toast!

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  86. I love a full English, but only when I'm on holiday so that I haven't got to cook it myself!

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  87. my favourite breakfast is muesli topped with yoghurt and fresh fruit

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  88. Half a grapefruit, followed by cottage cheese on toast with a glass of orange juice, preferably freshly squeezed.

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  89. I love some granola and rice dream milk

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  90. I love a full veggie breakfast but with a sneaky bit of halloumi!

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  91. My absolute favourite is scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on sourdough toast - but that's a very rare treat!

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  92. Poached egg on brown toast on a Sunday morning

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  93. Pancake stack with blue berries and maple syrup with crispy bacon-yummy!

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  94. Porridge with sliced banana and almond butter.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  95. Usually muesli with fresh berries and a fat free yoghurt poured over the top

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  96. I love chunky seeded bread topped with marmalade

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  97. Fresh fruit salad

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  98. I just have raisin wheats and a cup of tea

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  99. I love banana and peanut butter on seeded toast

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  100. Crumpets, especially the large one, I'm a bit lazy at breakfast time

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  101. My favourite would be a bacon butty but normally I have a toasted currant teacake

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  102. I really love Greek yogurt, Acacia Honey, Fresh peaches and a sprinkle of granola. Yum!

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  103. The French Toast i get on cunard cruise liners.

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  104. My favourite breakfast is my other half's banana pancakes - healthy and delicious!

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  105. Fresh fruit, yoghurt and granola (@PeanutHog)

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  106. Poached eggs and toast, only made by my mum though. The ones I try and make are nasty sadly!

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  107. In an ideal world when it wouldn't make me put on weight- a warm croissant with butter and blackberry jam

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  108. I love porridge oats with raisins and cinnamon.

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  109. Usually love overnight oats - oats with fat-free yogurt and mixed berries but as an occasional treat love smoked salmon and scrambled eggs

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  110. I love hot porridge with grapes in it :)

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  111. Every morning I have a small glass of apple juice followed by porridge sweetened with honey. On lazy weekends I have bacon and eggs as well.I cannot get going without my breakfast.

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  112. Porridge and berries but as the occasional treat I would have pancakes!

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  113. Tesco everyday value muesli which I microwave for a couple of minutes and top with their frozen summer fruits berries and natural yoghurt (I don't work for Tesco)

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  114. Porridge made with whey powder,almond milk and topped with forest fruits and yoghurt

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  115. i am looking for a good quick breakfast, loving some ideas from your blog comments might have to steal some ideas. great prize.x great blog.x

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  116. I have fresh fruit everyday, which I really love. However, as a special treat I will have Greek yogurt with honey.

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  117. I don't usually have them but a healthy cooked breakfast

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  118. My favourite breakfast is crumpets covered in lemon curd.

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  119. Porridge with frozen berries! Yum!

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  120. Wholemeal toast with a little marmalade sets me up well for the day everytime.

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  121. I love overnight oats .. porridge oats, mixed berries and fat-free natural yogurt. Nice and simple but filling enough to last until lunch!

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  122. I love avocado and a poached egg for breakfast

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  123. Muesli plus granola with plenty of fresh fruit on top (preferably strawberries). An all-time classic!

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  124. Cinnamon french toast with fresh fruit
    MichelleD

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  125. I think I would have to say a green smoothie or fruit, so much easier on the digestion 😀

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  126. I would have to say a green smoothie or just fruit, both super easy on the digestion, full of goodness and super delicious 😀

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  127. Porridge with raisins and grated cacao :)

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  128. Avocado with tomato and garlic on wholemeal bread

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  129. I make overnight oats quite regularly and take them into work to eat. I usually use porridge oats, a mullerlight yoghurt and then top with a chopped up banana xx

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  130. Porridge with some fruit and honey

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  131. I like muesli x

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  132. bacon butties with a huge mug of tea for me

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  133. Poached eggs and avocado...yum!!

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  134. At the moment it's porridge with stevia and cream. Low carb.

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  135. I enjoy a good quality croissant dripping with butter, a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a nice strong cappuccino.

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  136. A fresh boiled egg...deliciously runny-from our little hen 'Mary Bluebell' and hot buttered toast soldiers:)))

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  137. A huge croissant with raspberry jam!

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  138. Porridge plain and simple jumbo oats, and simmer for 5 mins. No sugar, sometimes a few sultanas. I love it especially in winter.

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  139. My favorite breakfast would be sliced avocado, a piece of toast and a poached egg white.

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  140. A bowl of Frosties followed by a banana smoothie!

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  141. full english breakfast

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  142. I love homemade pancakes with banana and blueberries x

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  143. I love poached egg on toast with smoked salmon.

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  144. Porridge made with water, with a little honey, every day without fail !

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  145. Porridge using half milk and water topped with some fruit

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  146. Not very good for me but I don't eat it often - pancakes, bacon and real maple syrup.

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  147. I like porridge made with soy milk and a mashed banana

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