Fun Breakfast Volcano

Breakfast Volcano

This is a concept I came up with a few years ago and the boys were mesmerised. They also rated the taste as fantastic. Since then life has jogged along and I haven’t got around to reproducing it for a blog. Until yesterday … it was the perfect time to make the volcano and video it. Yes a true story I did video the whole thing – very scary for me and probably you too!!

Healthy breakfasts for children

I got Roy to video the creating of the world’s first breakfast volcano including lava pour. The boys were happy to star as the end result was food and they love eating.

The still photos do not do it justice so please check out the video:

It also proves that when I say fun food, quick and simple I mean QUICK.

I will blog my muesli recipe for those interested when I get chance!!

Recipe

– Muesli – needs to be soaked in milk/yoghurt so it will keep its shape

– I used pepitas, sunflower seeds, grated coconut and chopped hazelnuts for “rocks” and ash around the base

– Raspberry lava – this was just frozen raspberries defrosted and then buzzed with a stick blender. The taste is incredibly intense so I added a little water which also helps it pour. Any soft red fruit that can be pulped would work.

Method

1. Form the muesli/milk mixture into a conical mountain shape.

Breakfast Volcano - 1 Mountain

2. Make a crater at the top.

Breakfast Volcano - 2 Crater

3. Then I added seeds and nuts as rocks and coconut which Max dubbed ash around the bottom.

Breakfast Volcano - 3 w-Rocks

4. And now the fun really starts.

Breakfast Volcano - 4 1st Pour

Pour the raspberry lava into the crater.

5. Keep pouring getting lava rivulets running down the outside of the volcano.

Breakfast Volcano - 5 Pouring

6. And keep going until the lava is finished.

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Healthy breakfast food for kids

Add milk and breakfast is served.

 

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Fun Summer Brekkie Tree

Summer Brekkie Tree

Continuing on with my seasonal breakfast trees this is my summer version.

Fun food, very simple and something the children can do by themselves or with a little help.

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Recipe

– 1 Banana

– Oats (I used wholegrain)

– Pepitas (Pumpkin seeds) – for leaves

– 1 Kiwi fruit – for leaves

– Raspberries – alas mine are frozen as we’re in mid-winter!

Substitute other green fruit such as apple for leaves and strawberries/red apples for fruit if you prefer.

Method

1. Cut the banana into trunk and branch shapes.

Summer Brekkie Tree - 1 Banana

2. Add pieces of kiwi fruit as leaves.

Summer Brekkie Tree - 2 Kiwi leaves

3. And then pepitas which add crunch and extra nutrients too!

Summer Brekkie Tree - 3 + Pepitas

4. I added oats so the boys could eat as a cereal substitute (very happily).

Summer Brekkie Tree - 4 + oats

5. I sprinkled more of the oats and pepitas around the base of the tree.

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6. And then raspberries to give the tree a full bloom of flowers.

Healthy food for kids

Very, very simple, fun and healthy – what could be better!!

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