Melon Breakfast Sundaes

January 27, 2015

When I told my son he was having Sundaes for breakfast he got rather excited. I was not serving him ice cream for breakfast but rather a healthier version of a sundae made with fruit and yoghurt. The key was serving the breakfast in a pretty sundae dish. This made it look rather spectacular and made him think he was getting something special.

Breakfast sundaesFor the base of breakfast sundae I chose to use melon. I picked out a cantaloupe, the orange flesh is succulent and sweet. I have lovely memories of my mum using cantaloupes for desserts on our holidays in France. She used to cut them in half and pour port into the inside. The half a melon made a perfect bowl and the port blended perfectly with the melon. As kids we did not get much port, but the fact we were allowed any made us feel grown up. It was a quick and easy dessert when you are self catering and it is easy to buy a melon when you have to go into shops and use a foreign language. It is something you can just pick up. Now cantaloupes are common place in stores here but at that time they were not which made the dessert seem more exotic.

Breakfast sundaeThe melon was cubed and added to the sundae dishes. I then poured over some vanilla yoghurt. I chose vanilla as my son is not that keen on natural or Greek yoghurt, both of which could be used instead.  I finished off by topping the breakfast with Jordans Lighter Granola, Strawberry and Blueberry.

Breakfast SundaeThe granola added some crunch and some extra fruit into the mix which topped off the sundae perfectly. My son loved Jordans Lighter Granola, so much so that I found him pouring a bowl of it for himself later on that evening. I am quite happy for him to eat it as it is 30% lower in fat. The fat has been reduced by the addition of barley into the mix and everything in it is natural. I love the little pieces of freeze dried strawberry and blueberry. They are like concentrated bits of fruit in the cereal.

Breakfast sundaeThe breakfast sundae was a resounding success, quick and easy to make and very tasty. It has the added benefit of being healthy whilst looking rather special. It would be really easy to vary this using different types of fruit and yoghurt flavours to make a different breakfast every day. For a hot breakfast why not try bacon and egg cups, egg cooked in cups of bacon which my husband loved.

Melon Breakfast Sundae

Melon Breakfast Sundae



  • 1 cantaloupe melon
  • 1 large tub vanilla yoghurt
  • Granola for sprinkling


  • Deseed and peel the melon and cut into pieces.
  • Arrange the melon pieces in a sundae glass
  • Pour over the vanilla yoghurt
  • Top with granola
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26 responses to “Melon Breakfast Sundaes”

  1. Rachael A says:

    Looks beautiful – lovely idea that I shall be trying, prehaps on Valentines Day!

  2. Melodie Cullen says:

    Mmmm I am definitely trying this looks delicious #tastytuesday

  3. This looks like a perfect way to start the day x #TastyTuesdays

  4. Looks lovely – I have never seen ‘lighter granola’ but I’m going to look out for it in future – I checked the calories on my regular granola the other day and was shocked! #Tastytuesdays

  5. I have loved Jordans Granola in all its incarnations for the last 30 years – topped with Rachel’s Greek Yoghurt is my favourite way to eat it 😀

  6. This just shows how easy healthy breakfasts can be!

  7. Kim Carberry says:

    Oh wow! That looks and sounds so good! I might try something like that with my two x

  8. Great way to get a balanced breakfast into them

  9. Amy J says:

    What a lovely idea! Can’t wait to try it out 🙂

  10. Julie's Family Kitchen says:

    Hmm! Healthy and delicious too.

  11. Galina V says:

    Elegant and delicious, what a lovely breakfast idea

  12. tanya says:

    This look like a breakfast my son would eat! Looks good. I am sure the Sunday bowls help:)

  13. Yum this looks lovely! I think I’d eat it at any time of day! #tastytuesdays

  14. Honest mum says:

    Delicious, refreshing breakfast. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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