Boost your fruit intake and health this winter by getting into the kitchen and whipping up some deliciously fresh breakfasts your family and friends will love!
Winter is a wonderful time of year! Sure, your skin may become dry, your hair may look dull and the commute to work may become a whole lot more painful, but we're lucky to escape relatively unscathed in Australia and we have a delicious range of fresh fruit and vegetables that come into season through June, July and August!
Eating to the season is a fantastic way to keep your menu exciting and interesting, so boost your health and enjoy all the fantastic benefits of fresh fruit with these delicious winter fruit breakfast recipes.
Fruits in season
- Kiwi fruit
- Oranges, mandarins and lemons
- Nashi pears
Rhubarb and apple porridge
- 1 bunch of rhubarb, washed
- 1/4 cup of caster sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of cream
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup dates, pitted and chopped
- Brown sugar
- Trim the leaves and ends of the rhubarb, then chop into small pieces.
- Place the rhubarb in a saucepan over a low heat and pour the sugar on top. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Keep cooking and stirring for about 10 minutes or until the rhubarb is just tender.
- In a separate saucepan, pour the water, milk and cream. Add the oats and cook over a low heat, stirring, for about 20–30 minutes or until the porridge is cooked through. You should have a nice creamy consistency — add more milk or cream if necessary. Add the sliced apple pieces, chopped dates, and stir.
- Spoon the apple porridge into serving bowls, top with the stewed rhubarb and sprinkle a little brown sugar on top to serve.
Pikelets with berries
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1-1/2 cups of self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of bicarb soda
- 250 ml milk
- 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar
- 1/8 cup of butter, melted
- 1 apple, cut into small 1cm cubes
- Natural yoghurt
- 2 cups of fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup of blueberries
- Brown sugar
- Beat the egg in a small bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add the sugar and vanilla and beat well.
- Sift the flour, salt and bicarb soda into one bowl, and pour the milk and vinegar into a jug.
- Gradually add each mix alternately into the egg bowl, stirring well between each new addition.
- Add the melted butter and apple chunks and stir.
- Warm some butter in a frypan over medium-low heat, then pour approximately two large tablespoons of pikelet batter in.
- Wait until bubbles appear on the pikelets, then use a spatula to flip the pikelet over to the other side as smoothly and cleanly as possible.
- Let cook for a few minutes, then flip onto greaseproof paper. Repeat until you've used up all the batter and have created a delicious mountain of pikelets.
- Place onto individual plates, ladle on a few spoons of natural yoghurt and throw the berries on top. Sprinkle with sugar if desired.