Make-ahead low-sugar breakfast recipes your children will love

From hidden sugars to low-sugar foods – there’s no escaping the battle against the sweet stuff. It’s a topic that’s permanently in the news and has been widely documented over the last year. Medical experts, nutritionists and chefs alike are constantly telling us that we consume too much sugar, but choosing the right products in the supermarket can often seem an impossible task, especially when it comes to feeding our children.

Make-ahead low-sugar breakfast recipes your children will love


As a mother of three little ones I am alarmed by the amount of sugar in so-called ‘child-friendly products’, especially breakfast cereals. Last month Public Health England said ‘Children are packing in so much sugar at breakfast that half their daily allowance has already been eaten before school.’ While a speedy breakfast is essential for most families with young children during the week, the convenience of breakfast cereals is a no-brainer, but for those of us who are trying to keep sugar to a minimum for our children, it can be hard to find solutions. Weetabix & Shredded Wheat (two of the lowest sugar cereals) are fine, but we all need a bit of variation, don’t we?

Try these make-ahead low-sugar breakfasts to give your children the best start to the day.

Lime and coconut bircher muesli
Make this creamy muesli the night before then heat it up or eat it cold.


All-day breakfast muffins
Swap sweet muffins for savoury to avoid the morning sugar rush.


Granary loaf
Shop-bought bread has added sugar. Make this granary loaf on the weekend and keep for up a few days.


Coconut granola
Shop-bought granolas are incredibly high in sugar so try making your own instead.


One-pan English breakfast frittata
Make a big breakfast frittata to keep in the fridge for a day or two and heat it up in the morning.


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