As an Irish child porridge or oatmeal served as winter breakfast, but once spring came Weetabix filled that breakfast cereal role. Wholegrain biscuits with minimal sugar, we loved to pour ice-cold milk over them and sprinkle a little sugar on top.
My kids love Weetabix and thankfully I can find this wholesome breakfast at some of my local grocery stores here in the United States.
Back in the 70’s I sprinkled plenty of sugar on top of my Weetabix, but my little ones have never been given a taste of that luxury. They love them with whole fruit or freeze dried strawberries.
My kids even eat them dry out of their hand, something I never did at their age.
Weetabix was first produced in Northamptonshire in England in 1932, and ever since has been a favorite breakfast in Britain and Ireland.
Not only do I love Weetabix as a breakfast, I actually like to make muffins using crumbled Weetabix biscuits to add extra fiber and whole wheat goodness. I know it sounds strange, but take it from me, my Banana Nut Wholewheat Muffins are finger licking good.
I’ll share my recipe tomorrow. I thought it best to show everyone what Weetabix is, so when I start crumbling them up for my muffins, there won’t be an exasperated sigh of “what on earth is that?”
Just a little Irish and English breakfast goodness!
So here’s to healthy wholesome breakfasts, even if disguised in a delicious muffin.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
P.S. This post is not endorsed by the makers of Weetabix – they have never heard of me. The views expressed are completely my own.