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5 Nutritionist-Approved Breakfast Recipes That’ll Warm You Up This Winter

Start your day right!

by | Jun 21, 2021

When it comes to a warming winter breakfast, it can be hard to think of options that aren’t eggs or porridge. Toast dominates the scene, and even sweet staples like pancakes and waffles pop up here and there, but what if you’re just feeling like something else?

As the recipes above show, it’s possible to eat a whole lot of different, deliciously warm breakfast ideas this winter, as long as you have some imagination. They also show that you can do it in the healthiest way possible, too.

So to give us a helping hand, Sophie Guidolin has shared some of her favourite winter breakfast ideas from her ‘THE BOD’ Recipe Book, so we can start our mornings the best way possible!

Check them out above – and for more recipes, you can check out Sophie’s shop here.

Banana & Walnut Bread


  • Wholemeal Flour (480g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Almond Meal (60g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 tbs Cinnamon (6.9g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder (6g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda (4.9g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Banana (Cavendish) (390g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Almond Milk (Unsweetened) (125ml)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) (80ml)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Silken Tofu (200g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Maple Syrup (125ml)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (5g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Walnuts (35g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

METHOD: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line a 12cm x 24cm loaf pan.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Sift flour, almond meal, cinnamon, baking powder and soda into a large bowl⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. return husks to bowl.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Blend or process 1 banana, milk, oil, tofu, syrup and vanilla until smooth. Finely chop remaining bananas.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
6. mix well, then gently stir in finely chopped banana and 1⁄4 cup (60ml) water. Pour mixture into pan.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
7. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean (cover with foil if the bread is over-browning during cooking).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
8. Stand bread in pan for 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack. Brush with extra syrup and scatter with chopped walnuts.⠀

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins


  • 3 Granny Smith apples, finely diced⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 2 Tbs cinnamon⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 2 cups of oat flour⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 tbs baking powder⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 2 Tbs stevia (natural sweetener)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 Tsp vanilla Essences⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 2 Egg Whites⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 Whole egg⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1/4 cup oat milk⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 3 Tbs coconut oil⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 Tbs honey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Toppings ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • 1/2 golden delicious apple, finely grated!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 Tbs honey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

METHOD: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Using a nonstick frying pan at a low heat, add the diced apples and coconut oil and cook until the apples are soft.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Add cinnamon, stir through and allowed to cool.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Mix the eggs, vanilla essence, milk and yoghurt together until combined.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Combine the oats, baking powder and Stevia together.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
6. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix until smooth. Add in the cooled apples.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
7. Place in silicon all lined muffin trays and cook for 15 minutes until the muffins have risen enough to maintain their shape.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
8. Pull the muffins out and top each muffin with 1 tablespoon of the topping syrup mixture and place back in for 5 to 10 minutes until cooked.⠀⠀

Spiced Breakfast Muffins


  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (5g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Dates (250g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 2 tsp Turmeric (4.4g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 1/2 tbs Cinnamon (10.3g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 tsp Crushed Ginger (10g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Almond Meal (120g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Coconut Milk (Light) (270ml)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder (6g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Wholemeal Self-Raising Flour (80g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Medium Egg (456g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Coconut Yoghurt (COYO) (210g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Strawberries (125g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Blueberries (125g)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Line 18 holes of two 12-hole muffin pans with paper cases (or line each hole with two squares of baking paper).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Process 1 cup water with vanilla, dates (pitted), turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, almond meal, coconut milk, baking powder and flour until smooth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Whisk eggs in a large bowl until light and frothy. Add turmeric mixture to egg⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. stir gently to combine. Divide mixture among muffin pan holes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until risen and firm.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
6. Serve muffins warm or at room temperature, topped with a heaped teaspoon of yoghurt and quartered berries. Dust with a little extra cinnamon, if you like.⠀

Protein Pancakes


  • ½ cup (50g) rolled oats
  • ½ large (60g) banana
  • 1 large (51g) egg
  • ½ tsp (3g) cinnamon
  • 30g cooked or canned beetroot
  • ½ scoop (15g) protein powder
  • 1 tsp (5g) coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbls water
  • 70g strawberries
  • 1 tbls (15mL) sugar-free maple syrup


1. Add all ingredients except oil and strawberries into a blender. 2. Blend until smooth.
2. Heat oil on medium in a large non-stick fry pan.
3. Pour out ¼ of the mixture. Cook until little bubbles start forming on the top of the pancake. Flip and continue cooking for a further 30 seconds. Set aside on a plate.
4. Repeat with remaining mixture.
5. Top pancakes with chopped strawberries and maple syrup.
Not only do these taste delish but they’re packed with a whopping 25g of protein per serve too! 

Green Smoothie Bowl


  • 1 large (100g) frozen banana⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 40g avocado⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 cup (40g) spinach⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • ½ cup (72g) cucumber, diced⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 scoop (30g) protein powder⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • ½ cup (118mL) unsweetened almond milk⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 4 cubes ice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1. Dice cucumber and banana. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

By Nikolina Ilic

Nikolina is the web-obsessed Digital Editor at Men's and Women's Health, responsible for all things social media and .com. A lover of boxing, she spends most of the time in the gym or with her husband and daughter. She was previously a Digital Editor at GQ and Vogue magazine.

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