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Breakfast-in-bed recipes for Mother's Day

Treat Mum this Mother's Day with some lovely breakfast-in-bed, including muffins, waffles and an easy pain au chocolat recipe. Just add coffee!

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    Feijoa and coconut loaf

    This moist loaf tastes amazing freshly baked and is still wonderful a few days later when toasted.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 2

    Little carrot and walnut cakes

    These make a change from a whole carrot cake, which can take ages to cook and is quite a mouthful, so to speak! They’re moist and full of goodness.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 3

    Breakfast crumble

    A simple yet sweet meal that is perfect for your morning meal.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

  • 4

    Buttermilk waffles

    A crisp outer layer with a light inside which can be made sweet or savoury fit to match your taste buds.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

  • 5

    Banana-bran muffins

    Add more excitement to your average bran muffins with more flavour and creativity!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Zucchini fritters with mint yoghurt

    If you sway more towards the savoury side of things, these crisp golden fritters is just what you'll need to start your day!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Feijoa, lemon and coconut muffins

    Delicious feijoa, lemon and coconut muffins that are great for a picnic basket, or as an anytime snack!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Nectarine and cardamom muffins

    This muffin recipe is a one-bowl wonder, easy to throw together and the cardamom is a beautiful whisper of flavour alongside the fruit. And who doesn’t like a freshly baked muffin first thing in the morning? My mum’s muffins are the best – though I might be a bit biased!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Easy pain au chocolat

    It wouldn’t be Easter without some chocolate tucked in there, right? Try this easy pain au chocolat recipe and be rewarded with hot pastry and delicious melted chocolate

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Potatoes with bacon

    You’ve got to try this potato recipe! I’ve gone all Swedish on it with gherkins and sour cream, but you can load up the top with anything really.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Mango and berry smoothie

    Pete Evans' recipe for a mango berry smoothie is ideal for a weekend brunch menu, or any time you need a pick-me-up. Photography by

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Fried eggs and spiced yoghurt sauce

    This Middle Eastern dish is perfect for breakfast, it will help keep your blood sugar levels in check for the rest of the day. And this means you are less likely to succumb to quick-fix snacks!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Almond, apple and goji berry muesli

    Start your day the right way with the deliciously healthy and nutty super muesli, packed full of whole grains and antioxidants.


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    Apple cinnamon scrolls

    These classic little pastries are divine served warm, their buttery crust matching perfectly with the cinnamon and apple filling.

    Woman's Day|

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    Smashed avocado and edamame on toast

    Add some oomph to avocado on toast with this delicious recipe. In a twist on the classic combo, edamame, avo, lemon and chilli are mashed and spread on grainy toast. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or a hearty snack


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    Homemade sausage and egg mockmuffin

    Made with real sausage, this mockmuffin recipe has all the appeal of the big takeaway brand versions but without the junk. Go all out and serve them with golden crispy hash browns on the side


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    The perfect omelette recipe

    Omelettes are the quintessential French dish, something simple yet sublime. Add a handful of fresh herbs, a shaving of truffle, a couple of sautéed mushrooms or some grated cheese to finish

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Baked eggs with capsicum and tomato

    Light and fresh, quick to make and absolutely delicious, this baked egg dish from Tobie Puttock's book, 'The Chef Gets Healthy', makes the ultimate breakfast any day of the week.

    New Zealand Taste|