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Immune boosting breakfast recipes


Start your day off right with some immune boosting breakfast recipes, brought to you by our food writer, Libby Kimber.

Passionfruit pancakes

Recipe and image courtesy of Australian Passionfruit |

breakfast recipes - passionfruit pancakes

Serves: 2-4 (makes 10 pancakes)

  • 1 1/4 cups (170g) wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup (50g) quick oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) buttermilk (can be substituted with 1 cup milk whisked with 1/2 cup natural yoghurt)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp (20ml) olive oil, plus extra for cooking
  • 1/2 cup (125g) mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup passionfruit pulp (3-4 fresh passionfruit)
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract

To serve

  • Extra passionfruit
  • Maple syrup
  • Natural or coconut yoghurt

Combine dry ingredients (flour through cinnamon) in a large bowl. Whisk together wet ingredients (buttermilk through vanilla) in a jug.

Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until just combined. The mixture will be thick, with a few lumps.

Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Brush pan with a bit of extra oil and pour in 1/4 cup of batter per pancake; allow room to spread and avoid crowding the pan. Cook 2-3 minutes until small bubbles form on the surface and edges are golden.

Flip pancakes and cook another 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil, or keep warm in a low oven. Re-oil pan and repeat with remaining batter.

Serve with extra passionfruit pulp, yoghurt and maple syrup.

Papaya porridge

Recipe and image courtesy of Papaya Australia |

Serves: 1

  • 1/3 cup (35g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup (150g) diced papaya
  • 1 Tbsp (10g) sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp natural yoghurt

Add oats, milk and cinnamon to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3-4 minutes until thickened, then stir through half the diced papaya.

Spoon porridge into a serving bowl, top with almonds, almond butter, yoghurt and remaining papaya.

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