5 Ways to incorporate honey into your breakfast meals

You have heard it numerous times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day! So, you might want to put a little effort and make it right–right? If you have a sweet tooth — like me — and want to start your day with something sweet, you need to add these recipes to your routine immediately.

The secret to each of these gems is honey. Honey is a delicious and a healthier way to sweeten foods. Peter Molan, the Director of Honey Research unit at the University of Toronto, tells us that honey is proven to have antibacterial properties. A study of 139 children concludes that honey is more effective in easing nighttime coughs and improving sleep. But, enough with the scientific facts and let’s get down to business!

Yoghurt breakfast bowl

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5 Ways to incorporate honey into your breakfast meals

Ingredients:

  • Greek yoghurt
  • Chocolate chip
  • Granola
  • Almonds
  • Dragon fruit
  • Banana
  • Drizzle of honey

 

With this breakfast bowl, the sky is the limit. You can add as much of each ingredient as you like! 

Toast

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Ingredients:

  • 2 toasted whole wheat bread
  • Feta Cheese
  • Fruits of your choice, which in my case, I went with banana and dates
  • Drizzle of honey on top

 

Smoothie in a bowl

5 Ways to incorporate honey into your breakfast meals soulscape

5 Ways to incorporate honey into your breakfast meals

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Dragonfruit
  • 1 small pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 small cup of yoghurt
  • Honey
  • Almonds
  • Granola

Steps:

  1. Blend 1/2 dragon fruit, a small pineapple, a banana and a small cup of yoghurt in a blender
  2. Add almonds and granola for the toppings
  3. Drizzle honey on top.

These last two recipes might be a good one to make during the weekend or if you have a relaxing morning, as it will take a bit longer than the other recipes.

Baked porridge

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Ingredients:

  • 100 g of oatmeal
  • 150ml of Milk
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • Almond
  • Dates
  1. Steps:
  2. Pre-heat oven for 5 minutes at 180 C
  3. Mix the oat, a pinch of salt, cinnamon powder, vanilla powder, ginger powder, milk, sliced almonds, and dates
  4. Lightly butter the baking dish
  5. Put the mixture in the baking dish
  6. Bake at 180 C for 20-30 mins. Check after 20 mins.
  7. Take the baked oatmeal out and let it cool for about 5-10 minutes.
  8. Once its cool down a bit, drizzle honey on top

Dates Pancakes

5 Ways to incorporate honey into your breakfast meals soulscape
Ingredients:

  • Dates
  • Banana
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Yoghurt
  • Honey

Steps:

  1. Mix the flour, milk, egg and dates
  2. Cook the batter on a pan until it turns golden brown
  3. Served it with banana, some more dates if you’d like, yoghurt and honey

 

Contributed by, Tia Ferhana | Website: tiaferhana.squarespace.com | Instagram: @tiaferhana

Tia is the founder and creative director of Ferhana, a start-up business that focuses on women’s clothing. The company’s mission is to embrace the endless diversity that makes up Indonesian cultures through utilizing its traditional fabric.

Tia was born and raised in Indonesia, she loves being in the ocean and is particularly passionate about scuba diving — from which she developed an interest in healthy living. Building an awareness of the ocean’s ecosystem, holistic health suddenly made perfect sense to her.