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Simple Breakfasts with Canned Fruit – Mums on the Run

This post simple breakfasts with canned fruit is a paid collaboration with Princes. My house isn’t called The Mad House for no reason with two boys 14 months apart it has always been chaos here and I am most certainly not a morning person, however, I know the importance of breakfasts for all of the family.  So I am delighted to be working with Princes on their #mumsontherun campaign to share my family friendly simple breakfasts made with their canned fruit.

Have one child that is a night owl and one that is a lark means that I am a perpetually exhausted pidgeon and trying to get the boys out of the door in time for the school bus is a challenge on a morning.  Mini has only been getting the bus since September and is finding it really hard to get up in the morning, so I need breakfasts that are fast to prepare, can be made by myself or Maxi, filling and full of goodness.  This is where I reach to the cupboard for our cans of Princes Fruit.  Maxi has a particular love of mango and let me tell you tinned mango is much more convenient, is always ripe, has never turned in the fruit bowl before you get to it and it is also prepared.  A total win.


Tropical Fruit Parfait

This is a snazzy version of Maxi’s staple which is granola, yoghurt and tinned mango!  It takes less than two minutes to make and is delicious.  I like to think that I am sat on a tropical island watching the turquoise waves hitting the sand when I eat this rather thana cold dark Northern England.    And as a bonus canned fruit totally counts as one of your five a day!


  • Vanilla Yoghurt
  • Granola
  • Can of Mandarin Segments
  • Can of Mango Slices
  • dried fruit and nuts

How to make Tropical Fruit Parfait

Put 2 tablespoons of yoghurt in the bottom of each of glasses.

Top with 4 orange slices. Sprinkle the oranges with a 1 1/2 tablespoons of granola, followed by 2 more tablespoons of yoghurt. Top with sliced mango then with dried fruit and nuts.

Pop the leftover fruit into a Tupperware in the fridge for the next day – as you can see Maxi got to the mango slices before I even made this.  Once the can is open in our house they never last!

Peaches and Cream Porridge

Maxi is the porridge man in the house and this is a delicious addition to your normal porridge, plus as long as you add 80g of the peach’s it is one of your five a day.  Now if you are anything like me you buy fresh peached and they are always either too hard and then the next time you check off, canned sliced peaches do not go off!


  • Rolled Oats or your preferred porridge
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of cream
  • 1/2 tin sliced peaches
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

How to make Peaches and Cream Porridge

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine oats, milk, water and sugar. Microwave on high power for two minutes and check (Our porridge takes 3.5 minutes to cook). Stir in the vanilla.

Add the tinned peaches and stir through before topping with 2 tablespoons of cream and enjoy!

It is super simple to make and feels really decadent, but again contains one of your five a day.

Perhaps you prefer overnight oats, well Princes have a fabulous recipe for that too!  Just take a look at this video – the brilliance of this is all the prep work is done the night before, so you can go to sleep safe in the knowledge that breakfast is all sorted for the morning.

These are on my list for later in the week.  Make sure you pop back on Wednesday as I have a fantastic competition to win a hamper of Princes goodies plus a week’s free shopping at Morrisons!


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