5 Banting Breakfast Ideas


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, the old saying “start your day with a great song and a good breakfast” still holds truth. For the best possible beginning of the day enjoy our banting breakfast recipes.This is a list of 5 recipes for banting breakfasts, which also happen to be simple and delicious.

1. Banting Dessert: Blistered Berries

Despite being a dessert, this is a great choice for breakfast. Bright berries are full with antioxidants and Vitamin C. Blistered Lemony Berries with Clotted Vanilla Cream.

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients:2 cups of mixed berries
2 Tbsp of apple juice
2 Tbsp of water
Juice and zest of half a lemon
2-4 Tbsp of thick cream
½ of vanilla pod, or 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Fresh basil leaves, to serve (or use mint)

Instructions:Put the berries, apple juice, water, lemon juice and zest in a pot that is on medium-high heat. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, until the berries get softened. After that, remove the pot from the heat.
Then mix the thick cream with the vanilla.
Add the cream and the basil leaves to the berries and enjoy yourself.
Note: You could also use frozen berries, but you will need to cook for one more minute.

2. Smoked Mackerel with Avocado

Mackerel is a great source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids which are very important for your skin and brain functioning. On the other side, Avocado gives a wonderful creamy texture and better taste.

Preparation time: 10 min

Ingredients:6 peppered smoked mackerel fillets
2 ripe avocados
1 lemon
black pepper and sea salt to taste
extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions:Break the mackerel up on a plate.
Slice the avocado and disperse it over the mackerel.
Squeeze the lemon over the plate, and add black pepper, sea salt and extra-virgin olive oil
Note:You can also add a boiled egg or spring onions if you want.

3. Roasted Bacon and Apple Wedges

This breakfast is perfect for transporting to work and nibbling at your desk. Try to find bacon that is as preservative-free as possible.

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min


4 small apples – cored and cut into 4 wedges
12 sage leaves
12 slices of streaky bacon
watercress leaves
parmesan olive oil

Instructions:Preheat the oven to 220°C.
Wrap a wedge and sage leaf together with streaky bacon, repeat this with the other 11.
Roast for +- 20 minutes
Serve immediately with watercress leaves and parmesan olive oil.

4. Low Carb Coconut Porridge

This breakfast is full of nutrients.

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 10 min

Ingredients:200ml of coconut milk
1Tbs of vanilla extract
1 mashed banana
4 beaten eggs
2 Tbs of coconut flour
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of salt
1 knob butter
fresh berries

Instructions:Mix the coconut milk with the eggs, vanilla and mashed banana. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Slowly add the coconut milk mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix them well in order to get rid of lumps.
Heat a saucepan on low – medium heat with a knob of butter in order to prevent sticking. When the butter gets melted, add the mixture. Stir continuously and keep adjusting the heat for 5 – 7 minutes (until the mixture becomes a “porridge”). Be careful not to overcook the mixture. (You will know it has overcooked if it starts to look like scrambled eggs).
Add the berries and nuts on the top and serve immediately.

5. Mozzarella and Mushroom Omelette

This breakfast is full of protein.

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 10 min

Ingredients:2 Tbs of butter
1 cup of thinly sliced button mushrooms
100 g of full cream yogurt.
5 ml of cajun spice
2 Tbs of butter
10 ml of olive oil
2 eggs
Salt and black pepper
¾ cup of grated mozzarella cheese
Fresh parsley, basil, thyme and chives

Instructions:Heat the butter in a nonstick pan. Add the mushrooms and sauté until soft. Add the yogurt and spice, and mix through, simmering until heated.
Remove from pan.
Heat the rest of the butter and oil with the eggs. Then add salt and pepper.
In the end, add the cheese, herbs and mushrooms on one side of the omelette and gently fold the other side over.