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.
For 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.