Breakfast is one of the good ways to start your day. While a cup of steaming hot choco or coffee or even tea will suffice for some people, there are those who need to sit down and grab a bite before starting the day. Here are 10 of the most favorite breakfast of Australians to date.
- AUSSIE KIDS ARE WEET-BIX KIDS
Weet-Bix has been an Aussie staple since the 30’s. The breakfast biscuits are high in fibre and whole-grain wheat and are best accompanied by chopped-up banana, spoonfuls of sugar, or drizzled honey. We recommend soaking your Weet-Bix in hot milk for a ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ texture.
- MACCA’S RUN
What’s the first thing Aussies do when they get their driver’s license? Go for a Macca’s run! The Macca’s breakfast menu has become so beloved that many restaurants around the country will now offer all-day breakfast. So if you don’t have time to make brekkie tomorrow morning, grab some hotcakes or your favourite McMuffin on your way to work.
- NUTS FOR MACADAMIAS
The crunchy macadamia is indigenous to Australia, so why not make the most of it at breakfast time? Add the creamy and nutritious nut to your bircher muesli, acai bowl, banana bread, or literally anything else next Australia Day!
- AVO SMASH
Smashed avocados on toast has become a staple on breakfast menus around the nation – so much so that some cafes are struggling to keep up with the demand! “Smashing” gives avocados a creamy texture, and the healthy dish is often served with chunky salt, pepper, lemon, bacon, an egg, or feta cheese.
6. NUTS FOR NUTELLA
Australians love Nutella so much that a group of fans will host a Nutella festival in Adelaide on April 9 this year. The hazelnut and cocoa spread is often eaten with toast for breakfast, but we also recommend Nutella-filled croissants, Nutella-stuffed French toast, or eating the creamy goodness straight from the jar!
- ANZAC BIKKIES
Anzac biscuits remind us of a pivotal time in our history…AND they taste delicious! A vital and healthy ingredient in these cookies is rolled oats, so why not have some for breakfast next Anzac Day? Due to their extreme crunch, we recommend dipping the golden biscuits in hot tea before nibbling away.
Damper is a traditional Australian soda bread that’s often baked over a campfire. The batter can even be flavoured with different herbs, dried fruit, or bacon and cheese. We think that a chunk of this iconic dish with some barbequed sausages and hash browns would make the perfect camping breakfast!
- LAMINGTON PANCAKES
Your favourite sweet breakfast is even yummier with an Aussie twist! The lamington is our most-loved baked good. To incorporate its traditional flavours, add coconut to your pancake batter and smother your cooked pancakes with sticky chocolate sauce, strawberry jam, whipped cream and extra coconut.
Although Vegemite isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (*ahem* Jimmy Fallon), there’s no denying its extreme ‘Australian-ness’. The dark, bitter spread was invented in Melbourne and has been a popular breakfast dish since the 20’s. Grab a Cheesymite scroll from Baker’s Delight or go with the classic vegemite-and-toast combo.
1. THE BACON & EGG ROLL
To no one’s surprise, the number one Aussie brekkie is none other than the almighty bacon and egg roll. Found on literally every breakfast menu in the country, the only issue that could exist when this fry-up is served is the continual ‘tomato vs. barbecue sauce’ battle. Enjoy your roll with cheese or onion after a big night out!