Dessert for breakfast with a healthy twist

Everyone knows that I’m a big breakfast fan, and I definitley favour sweet dishes over savoury. So the only surprise with this post about dessert for breakfast is probably just that it took me this long to publish it!

My attraction to sweets is something that has always been with me, although it has a much healthier edge these days.

Over the last ten years or so I’ve really enjoyed the journey I’ve been on as I’ve added good nutrition to my already active lifestyle, while maintaining a healthy balance.

Following a healthy diet should never be about what you can’t have, or what you’re missing out on. It’s finding ways to healthify your favourites, and keep the flavour you love.

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Let’s face it, the line between breakfast and dessert has always been a bit blurry! I’m talking about things like muffins, cookies, breads, slices, pancakes, mousses and puddings.

You can enjoy these recipes as much, if not more, than you would the traditional version. They have all of the flavour you expect, without the refined flours & oils and a lot less sugar.

And whether you eat them for breakfast, dessert, or even as a healthy snack, especially after a workout is entirely up to you. No judgement here, I eat them whenever I feel like it!

Let’s start with pancakes, because – pancakes!

I’ve currently got three pancake recipes on my blog, and I’ll probably still keep adding more. Because you can never have enough pancake recipes!

 
EASY WEEKEND PANCAKES

My personal favourite is the Easy Weekend Pancakes. It’s such an easy recipe to make – just throw all of the ingredients into a blender, and then cook.

These pancakes are the perfect weekend brunch indulgence. Just add fruit and yoghurt, or if you really want to push the boat out, cream or ice cream. I won’t tell, promise!

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EASY WEEKEND PANCAKES
A tasty, healthy weekend breakfast or brunch indulgence, these pancakes are really easy to make, just throw all of the ingredients in a blender, then cook.
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POST-WORKOUT PANCAKES

These pancakes are such a great treat after a tough workout, and the recipe is quick to whip up.

Just top the pancakes with some fresh fruit and yoghurt for a balanced post workout meal – plenty of protein for muscle repair and carbohydrates to refuel your energy stores.

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POST WORKOUT PANCAKES
Make these post workout pancakes for a delicious and nutritious meal after your next training session.
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3-INGREDIENT PROTEIN PANCAKES

Jenifer Byington from The Evolista shared this fab pancake recipe with us. It’s quick to make, naturally high in protein and one that Jenifer says the kids love too.

3 ingredient protein pancakes
3 INGREDIENT PROTEIN PANCAKES
These 3 ingredient protein pancakes are a super easy, healthy breakfast the whole family will love.
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This round is focussed on adding Omega 3’s and antioxidants to your diet, so it's perfect for everyone right now.

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Muffins and breads, or as I like to call them: healthy cakes

If you search “muffins” on my main recipe index page, you’ll find a few recipes. Fruit muffins especially are one of my favourite morning snacks with a coffee.

 
STRAWBERRY COCONUT MUFFINS

I’ve been developing and improving most of these muffin recipes for a few years now. Let’s start with the strawberry coconut muffins, my favourite as a breakfast muffin.

Strawberry coconut muffins on a cooling rack
STRAWBERRY COCONUT MUFFINS
These delicious strawberry coconut muffins are a healthier breakfast or snack muffin option.
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GOOEY RHUBARB MUFFINS

I call these muffins gooey rhubarb muffins because the rhubarb and strawberry puree in the centre literally oozes out when you cut into them.

They’re definitely not a ‘grab-and-go’ type muffin. These need to be eaten in a bowl, with yoghurt, cream or ice cream.

The inside of a rhubarb muffin showing the runny fruity centre
GOOEY RHUBARB MUFFINS
This recipe is available in my Guilt-free desserts & snacks eBook. Click the button to grab a copy.
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BANANA & WALNUT BREAD

I’ve always loved having banana bread for breakfast or a morning coffee break. My healthier recipes not only have less sugar, and no refined flours or oils, they also taste better than traditional banana bread.

Using just a little bit of honey or maple syrup allows the natural flavour of the bananas to shine through.

A loaf of banana walnut bread cooling on a wire rack
BANANA AND WALNUT BREAD
This is my favourite refined sugar free banana bread. I hope it becomes yours too!
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MANGO MACADAMIA LOAF

Mangos and macadamia nuts, all I can say is yum! This mango macadamia loaf is the one to make for an extra special morning tea, or a birthday celebration.

Mango macadamia loaf with a couple of slices cut on a chopping board
MANGO MACADAMIA LOAF
This mango macadamia loaf is low in added sugars and made with flax seed, almond & coconut flours.
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Desserts eBook cover image on iPad

Have you got your copy of the Guilt-free Desserts & Snacks recipe book yet? It’s packed full of delicious, homemade treats, desserts and snacks, all made with wholesome ingredients.

With over 40 easy-to-make recipes, it’s a must have for every healthy home cook’s kitchen.

Dessert for breakfast, with chocolate!

I don’t know about you, but I’m also a big fan of chocolate for breakfast. Or dessert, or a snack, or just about anytime really!

Although I am talking about good quality dark chocolate, and cacao powder, because a little bit is good for you.

CHOCOLATE CAKE MUFFINS

Muffins that taste like mini chocolate cakes are always a good idea, especially when they’re made with good, wholesome ingredients.

chocolate muffins stacked in a container
CHOCOLATE CAKE MUFFINS
These muffins taste like little chocolate cakes and they're made from wholesome, nutritious ingredients.
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YOGHURT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

This chocolate flavoured mousse uses Greek youghurt and cacao powder for a delish breakfast pudding with a healthy twist.

Yoghurt chocolate mousse in glasses decorated with berries
YOGHURT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Chocolate mousse for brekkie? Yes please, especially when it's a healthy one. Get the eBook for this recipe
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JAFFA BLISS BALLS

Are you a chocolate-orange fan? These yummy bliss balls were inspired by a smoothie recipe that one of my Facebook group members shared during a brekkie challenge.

jaffa protein balls in a bowl
JAFFA BLISS BALLS
If you love the chocolate orange flavour that is jaffa, then grab a copy of the Guilt-free desserts & snacks eBook for this jaffa bliss balls recipe.
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CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE BOWL

This chocolate smoothie bowl is like having pudding for breakfast; a deliciously healthy one, of course! 

It’s a good one to make when you’ve got avocado to use up, but you want something sweet.

Top it with your favourite berries, nuts and shredded coconut.

chocolate smoothie bowl
CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE BOWL

Try this creamy chocolate smoothie bowl for an indulgent, healthy breakfast.
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CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY SLICE

This chocolate strawberry slice doesn’t need to be baked, just make sure you allow enough time for it to set in the freezer.

Make the base first and mix up the chocolate mixture while the base is freezing. Then pop the whole thing back in the freezer again for 2-3 hours.

Top it with some fresh strawberry slices, and you’ve got an impressive looking slice that works as a healthy dessert, or an indulgent weekend breakfast/brunch.

Chocolate strawberry slice
CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY SLICE
This simple no bake chocolate strawberry slice makes an indulgently different dessert style breakfast.
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Some of the tools and resources provided in the brekkie challenge

Take the free 2-week healthy brekkie challenge

I'll send you everything you need: recipes, planning & prep tips, tools & resources and a daily dose of motivation.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COMMIT TO ONE SIMPLE NEW DAILY HABIT.

Not sure if the challenge is for you? Click to find out more about the BREKKIE CHALLENGE!

Puddings, ice cream & nice cream for breakfast

Ice cream or nice cream (made with frozen fruit) is a fabulous idea for breakfast in summer, especially after a hot and sweaty workout.

MANGO OR STRAWBERRIES & CREAM POPSICLES

Fruit popsicles are so easy to make, I always have a batch or two on hand in the freezer during summer.

My favourites are the creamy mango and strawberries & cream pops – yep, there’s a theme here!

Mango ice cream pops in a bowl on a chopping board
3 INGREDIENT MANGO ICE CREAM POPS
Make your own healthier ice cream pops with just 3 ingredients.
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CHOC BANANA “PADDLE POPS”

How about some home made choc banana popsicles that taste like Paddle Pops? These are easy to make, so the kids can help too.

Choc banana popsicle close up
CHOC BANANA POPSICLES aka PADDLE POPS
Try these choc banana popsicles for a healthier version of paddle pops, loved by kids and adults too!
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CHIA PUDDING BREKKIE POPS

Turn the creamy mango chia pudding recipe into breakfast pops by simply pouring the pudding mix into popsicle moulds and freezing for a few hours.

Mango chia brekkie pops
MANGO CHIA PUDDING BREKKIE POPS
Turn this creamy mango chia pudding into a summery frozen treat for breakfast.
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MANGO ICE CREAM BARS

You’ve gotta try these mango ice cream bars for an indulgent breakfast treat, snack or dessert.

My take on a healthier version of mango Weiss bars. Try stopping at one, I dare you!

Mango ice cream bars in a bowl
MANGO ICE CREAM BARS
Grab a copy of the Guilt-free desserts and snacks eBook to make a batch of these. Then try stopping at one!
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BANANA MOUSSE PUDDING

This pudding is cooked on the stovetop, so it’s more like a custard when you first make it.

You can eat it straight away, but I prefer to chill it in the fridge overnight, and serve it as a breakfast pudding.

Simply top it with a few berries.

Banana mousse pudding topped with raspberries
BANANA CHIA MOUSSE
A delicious coconut milk mousse with the added benefits of chia seeds, this pudding is ideal for breakfast or dessert!
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MINI FRUIT CRUMBLES

Let’s finish this section off with a good old fashioned crumble.

These cute little mini crumbles are really easy to make in individual ramekins, so you can keep them in the freezer and easily reheat whenever you feel like one!

They’re really versatile too, they taste great served with yoghurt, cream or ice cream.

Fruit crumble in a ramekin on the kitchen bench
MINI FRUIT CRUMBLES
These mini fruit crumbles have a healthier crumble topping. They're perfect for dessert or brekkie, with a dollop of cream, ice cream, or yoghurt.
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So that’s a wrap for now, but be sure to check back here every now and then as I update things regularly.

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