While breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, it’s often the one that gets neglected the most during the week as we dive into our busy schedules. But for the time on the weekends when we have the luxury of breaking our fast with something a bit more substantial, here are some easy, and healthy alternatives to ensure you’re feeling full of energy throughout the whole day.

Quinoa Porridge with Rhubarb, Pear & Toasted Coconut

Freedom Foods’ Quinoa Porridge with Rhubarb, Pear & Toasted Coconut. Image: Supplied

Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 30-40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 cup milk (or almond milk for a dairy free alternative)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup of Freedom Foods quinoa
  • 1 stalk of rhubarb, chopped
  • 1/2 apple, chopped
  • Small amount ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp of fresh orange juice
  • Honey or maple syrup to taste
  • 1 tbsp of shredded coconut, toasted


  1. Heat milk and cinnamon in a saucepan
  2. Wash 1/4 cup of quinoa in a sieve under running water, and then add to saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  3. Cover with a lid and cook for about 30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Turn off the heat, but leave lid on.
  5. Meanwhile stew rhubarb and apple in a small pan over moderate heat with ginger, orange juice and honey or maple syrup.
  6. Serve the quinoa porridge topped with the stewed rhubarb and apple and toasted coconut.

*Tip: Top with some freshly chopped pear and slivered almonds to add some crunch.

Buckwheat Pancakes with Berries

pancakes with berries

Freedom Foods’ buckwheat pancakes with berries. Image: Supplied

Servings: 8-12 depending on size
Preparation Time: 35-40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Fresh berries


  1. Whisk together flours and baking powder with milk, eggs and vanilla paste. Add a little but of extra milk if mixture is too thick.
  2. Allow to sit for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan and drizzle a touch of extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Pour in 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture. Cook for a couple of minutes or until bubbles start to form.
  5. Flip pancake and cook for a further couple of minutes on the other side.
  6. Repeat for the remaining mixture.
  7. Serve and top with yoghurt and berries.

Bircher Muesli with Apple & Berries

Freedom Foods’ Bircher Muesli with Apple & Berries. Image: Supplied

Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 10 minutes – requires overnight prep.
Difficulty: Easy


  • 1/4 cup Freedom Foods porridge oats
  • Handful of mixed nuts
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Tbsp pepitas
  • Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Grated or sliced apple
  • Fresh berries
  • Optional – drizzle of maple syrup


  1. The night before, places porridge oats, nuts, cinnamon, and seeds into a small bowl.
  2. Pour milk over the top, the cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  3. Serve topped with dollop of Greek yoghurt, apple and berries.


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