Healthy Paddy’s Day Breakfast

Homemade granola, yoghurt and fruit breakfast pot

Irish flag breakfast

Named in honour of my friends Paddy and Vicki’s wedding, rather than St Patrick’s Day, it’s the perfect cure for a Guinness and Whisky induced hangover.

Designed to look like the Irish flag from the side, it has fresh fruit to replace your vitamins, natural yoghurt to replace good bacteria in the gut and homemade granola and toasted nuts for the carbs and protein you’ll no doubt be craving.

Ingredients – serves 4

Homemade granola

200g no-sugar jumbo oat muesli mix with seeds (I used dorset cereals simply delicious with the fruit picked out)

3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil

Warm the honey in the microwave for 20seconds or so to warm it up, stir in the butter and oil, Mix in the muesli until all coated in the mix and spread on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven at 150 deg c until golden brown – about 40mins, mix it round every ten minutes to make sure it is evenly toasted. Take it out and transfer to a bowl to cool.

Mixed nuts – place them on the tray recently vacated by the granola and toast for 8 mins until light golden brown. Remove and chop roughly. Set aside.

Fruit and yoghurt layer

2 pears
3 kiwi fruit
Large pot organic natural yogurt (I used yeo valley)

While the granola is in the oven, peel, quarter and slice the kiwi and pears into half moon shaped slices. Arrange the kiwi around the bottom and outside of your glass serving bowls – or use large glass tumblers or sturdy wine glasses – to create the green of the flag. Put the pears in the centre of the kiwi fruit.
Pour or spoon a quarter of the yoghurt over the top of the fruit to create the white layer of the flag.


3-4 large oranges segmented
1 tbsp brown sugar

In a saucepan, caramelise the oranges in the sugar over a medium heat. Let it bubble, don’t stir it or the segments will break up, just pick the pan up and tilt it to see the consistency. Careful not to let it burn, and when it’s thickened to a runny caramel, take it off the heat.
Spoon the caramelised oranges onto the top of the yoghurt.
Top with granola and nuts for the orange of the flag.

(Also works as a dessert, either with yoghurt or with whipped cream or creme fraiche instead.)

bowl sliced Kiwi pear

sliced kiwi and pear layers

yoghurt and caramalised oranges

yoghurt and caramalised oranges

homemade Granola

homemade Granola


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