Breakfast in bed.

For some of us it’s sheer luxury. Not having to rush anywhere. Do anything.

Breakfast in bed is a lovely way to celebrate a special occasion. A birthday. Mother’s Day. Valentine’s Day.

But why not enjoy ‘the most important meal of the day’ in bed whenever you damn well please?!

What are the essential ingredients of the perfect breakfast in bed?

  • Simple to prepare
  • Includes fresh and nutritious ingredients
  • Served with freshly brewed coffee or tea (with real tea leaves!)
  • Plenty of pillows and a steady tray
  • No interruptions and nowhere to go in a hurry!

Rather than go for your ‘usual’ breakfast – a quick piece of toast or a bowl of ready-made breakfast cereal, plan something special.

Breakfast in bed recipes to die for

We looked to the experts for some simple, yet scrumptious, ideas for your next breakfast in bed.

Nigella Lawson’s ARABIAN PANCAKES WITH ORANGE-FLOWER SYRUP

Nigella’s ‘dreamy’ pancakes are drizzled with orange-flower syrup and sprinkled with pistachios. Freshly-made pancakes can really hit the spot - and you can pre-prepare some of the ingredients so you can get stuck into enjoying every bite!

Bill Granger’s  TOMATO, BASIL & PARMESAN SCRAMBLED EGGS

Bill’s Mediterranean-inspired scrambled eggs are full of flavour, quick to prepare and really good for you.

Donna Hay’s SMASHED AVOCADO TOAST WITH SOFT BOILED EGG

Smashed avocado has become a bit of a breakfast favourite. Simple to prepare, yet tasty, Donna recommends using a ripe yet firm avocado, a sprinkle of chia seeds and a squeeze of lime for a real flavour boost.

Jamie Oliver’s STICKY CINNAMON FIG & YOGHURT BREAKFAST BOWLS

Jamie rates this recipe as ‘not too tricky’, so it’s a great one for breakfast in bed beginners. He recommends warming the fruit in the oven and combining it with cinnamon, cold, creamy yoghurt, pistachios and crunchy granola.

Lola Berry’s BERRYLICIOUS SMOOTHIE

Lola is a big believer in a healthy breakfast. To make her Berrylicious Smoothie, combine blueberries, blackberries and raspberries with almond milk, a sprinkle of LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond meal), spirulina and honey. Give the ingredients a whiz in your food processor and sprinkle coconut on top.

Yuriel Kaim’s BANANA CHIA BREAKFAST CUSTARD

We hear that chia pudding is THE thing to eat at any time of the day. Chia seeds hit all the right notes for a healthy, nutritious breakfast. High in protein, fibre and healthy fats, combined with banana, walnuts, egg yolk and a dash of honey and cinnamon, I think this is the perfect way to start your day. And you can easily prepare it the night before.

Don’t put it off!
Get comfortable and tuck into your next breakfast in bed soon.