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. Weetabix can be purchased online from Food Ireland. You can learn more about their products and where to purchase Irish food online in the United States here.
P.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.
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