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07 September 2015

Back To School Breakfasts From Little Dish (PLUS Your Chance To Win)

With many children going back to school this week, the morning routine returns and it's important to fuel your little ones with a good breakfast to kick start the day. Although the usual pancakes, toast and cereal are of course fine, it's nice to have something a bit different and these lovely ideas from the new Little Dish Cook Book may do just the trick!
 
 
 

Low Sugar Granola
 
240g rolled oats
50g desiccated coconut
100g mixed nuts, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 medium free-range egg white
100g mixed fruit
 
  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees/gas mark 2. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, nuts, oil, maple syrup and cinnamon. In a separate small bowl whisk the egg white until frothy and stir it into the granola mixture.
  3. Spread the granola mixture onto the prepared tray. Bake for 45 minutes, turning once during cooking, Set aside and allow to cool completely.
  4. Break up the cold granola and stir in the dried fruit, if using. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks.
 
 
 
Fruit Yoghurt Pots
 
180g Low Sugar Granola (recipe above)
180g vanilla or Greek yoghurt
180g mixed fresh fruit (berries, mango, chopped banana etc)
 
  1. Divide the granola equally between 6 small pots or ramekins. Spoon the yoghurt equally between the pots and top with the fruit. Serve immediately.
 
 
 
Cinnamon French Toast
 
2 medium free-range eggs
1 tablespoon milk
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Knob of butter
4 slices of bread (wholemeal, sourdough or fruit and nut bread all work well)
Apple compote or maple syrup, to serve
 
  1. Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Stir in the milk and beat with a fork. Add the cinnamon
  2. Place the butter in a large frying pan over a low heat
  3. Dip a slice of the bread into the egg mixture. Turn over the bread and dip it again to make sure it's well covered with the egg mixture. Let the excess egg drip off the bread and then put straight into the frying pan. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread, adding more butter to the pan if needed.
  4. Increase the heat to medium and cook each slice for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Carefully remove from the pan and serve with apple compote (recipe in the book) or maple syrup
 
 
These are just 3 of the lovely ideas from the Little Dish Family Cook Book which you can purchase from Amazon just here. There are another 98 to discover including main meals, delicious desserts, smoothies and snacks. 
 
 



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96 comments

  1. One of my favourite recipes is homemade macaroni cheese - all my four children love it and I always have at least one helper to make it! We add sliced tomatoes and extra grated cheese on the top and it goes under the grill to finish off! Yummy! A fast and easy recipe for any time of year!

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  2. Fish Pie is probably our fave! Although there are so many other things I could choose! xx

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  3. i love the Cinnamon French Toast

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  4. Our favourite recipe is our homemade Shepard's pie! We use organic potatoes and we mash them by hand. We also use organic vegetables and it is so easy to make. Plus, the kids absolutely love it :)

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  5. Homemade chicken pie!

    Ashleigh

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  6. Shepherds pie with baked beans and cheesey mash x

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  7. Chicken Lasagne is always a winner in our house!

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  8. we like lasagne with aberdeen angus x

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  9. Cinnamon French Toast looks yummy!! :) I can't wait to make this!

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  10. meat balls

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  11. Beef stew and dumplings is a favourite in our house

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  12. My chicken korma and even my fussy son loves it too

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  13. My grandmothers wheat roll recipe

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  14. My favourite recipe is my husband's chicken curry.

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  15. The low sugar granola looks great because I love granola but always concerned about the amount of sugar!

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  16. The Granola looks fab for brekkie

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  17. Chicken roast dinner with all the trimmings is our fav!!
    Sarah Hurrell

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  18. Shepherds pie in our house

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  19. Savoury bread and butter pudding (cheese and tomato)

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  20. The cinnamon french toast, sounds lovely.

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  21. Moroccan Chicken & cous cous

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  22. homemade gluten free spaghetti bolognese :D

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  23. Lindsey Smith09/09/2015, 17:11

    Love overnight oats for brekky - 30g porridge oats layered with yoghurt and fruit then leave in the fridge overnight - stir the pot in the morning and you're good to go.

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  24. Home made shepherds pie.x

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  25. My favourite recipe is Hong Kong Style Baked Pork Chop and Rice.

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  26. Lynsey Buchanan09/09/2015, 18:35

    Chicken Tikka Masala

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  27. Samantha Wheeler09/09/2015, 20:29

    Homemade fruit cake

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  28. I have a 'summer' chilli recipe with pork mince and green beans instead of kidney beans.

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  29. Home made vanilla cheesecakes with a raspberry puree and fresh raspberries on top is my favourite recipe

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  30. helen tovell10/09/2015, 11:40

    cupcakes as you can make so many varieties and different flavours

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  31. Penni

    Just learned about an oat and yoghurt based pancake mixture which is now top of my list :)

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  32. My favourite recipe is beef stew and dumplings

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  33. Probably blueberry muffins! Easy to make with frozen blueberries and you can make them healthier by using yoghurt.

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  34. Homemade chicken pie! - leanne w

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  35. home made chicken pesto pasta

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  36. Ours has to be beef roast dinner

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  37. Layla Thomas11/09/2015, 13:07

    We love Apple and cinnamon American style pancakes.

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  38. My favourite is my Thai Green Curry. It's made from scratch but is actually really easy and quick and tastes so much better than a sauce from a jar. That said, I saw Cheese and Tomato Bread and Butter Pudding mentioned in previous comments. That sounds amazing - I'm off to look for a recipe for that.

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  39. My mum's lasagne - it takes 4 hours to cook, but is well worth the effort!

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  40. I love my husband's thai red curry :)

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  41. Love a mustard mac and cheese

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  42. Jam Roly Poly is my favourite

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  43. chile con carne especially hot!!!!!

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  44. Emma McAnulty16/09/2015, 09:31

    Pumpkin bread - especially now autumn is coming. My recipe came from my best friend who lives in the States. So comforting and delicious.

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  45. Overnight oats is lovely.
    Oats, fruit and yoghurt.. mix it up and leave it in fridge overnight. x

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  46. Milk tart, a South African tart

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  47. My favourite recipe is BBC Good Food's Baked Fritatta, a great way to get my little monkey to eat her five a day x

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  48. Pasta Arabiatta, so easy, 200g Pasta, smokey bacon, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 tea spoon italian seasoning herbs, 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes, one tin chopped tomatoes. Fry the bacon and cloves. Then simmer the chopped toms, add the chill flakes & herbs. Add cooked bacon and garlic cloves. Drain the cooked pasta and mix it with the arabiatta sauce. So simple and so tasty, and quick too :)!

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  49. My favourite recipe is a mandarine cake. It is so moist and tasty. I've misplaced the recipe unfortunately.

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  50. i love the Cinnamon French Toast this looks so tasty never thought about having cinnamon on toast so will now try it

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  51. Homemade lasagna is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. Margaret Clarkson
    Rosemary focaccia with home grown rosemary

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  53. Cinnamon French Toast looks delicious.

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  54. Spaghetti bolognaise! A classic!

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  55. Homemade sausage cassarole :)

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  56. lemon drizzle cake, easy, quick and fun to make

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  57. has to be home made apple chutney to accompany home made burgers

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  58. My fave is chocolate refrigerator cake! Sometimes I couldn't wait for it to set as a kid! My mum always made it with me!

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  59. My favourite recipe is cheesy pasta with added vegetables - simple and easy to get the children involved, there is a job suitable for just about any age :) and tastes yummy!

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  60. Love homemade scones made with natural yoghurt

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  61. I love the prawns creole recipe my Hubbie makes :)

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  62. chicken pie and cheesy mash

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  63. Lasagne. It takes ages but tastes amazing!

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  64. Overnight oats - tried it yesterday for the first time and oh my its amazing & healthy ;D

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  65. We love my mum's Cottage Pie with baked beans cooked into it.

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  66. i love schnitzel with onion gravy

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  67. homemade cottage pie with peas & carrots. Yum

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  68. chocolate brownies for me

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  69. Lasagne. Simple and tasty

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  70. homemade pies, pour favourite is chicken and mushroom

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  71. Bolognese, lots of fresh ingredients with a homemade sauce, my little boy loves it

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