Heart-healthy breakfast recipes

Enjoy our heart-healthy breakfast recipes that are as simple as they are delicious.
Published 21 January 2018 | Updated 13 May 2024
Sweet potato bruschetta

Why eat wholegrains at breakfast?

Incorporating wholegrains into your breakfast can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Here's why:

  • Nutritional benefits: Wholegrains contain essential nutrients like dietary fibre, vitamins B and E, and minerals.
  • Less processing: Compared to refined grains, wholegrains undergo less processing, retaining more of their natural goodness.
  • Heart health: Research shows that 2–4 servings of wholegrains per day can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 40%.

Tips for making your breakfast more heart-healthy:

  • Watch out for added sugars: Be mindful of hidden sugars in breakfast cereals and opt for low-sugar options where possible.
  • Choose wholegrain: Swap white bread for wholemeal or wholehgrain varieties for added fibre and nutrients.
  • Read labels: Look for products labeled "wholegrain" or "wholemeal" to ensure you're making heart-healthy choices.

What does one serving of grains look like?

  • Cooked porridge: ½ cup (120g)
  • Wheat cereal flakes: ⅔ cup (30g)
  • Muesli: ¼ cup (30g)
  • Dry rolled oats: ½ cup (45g)

Breakfast ideas to promote heart health

Whether you prefer sweet or savoury breakfast ideas, we have a selection of heart-healthy brekkie options for you below. Try our a savoury breakfast slice made with brown rice, protein-rich eggs and cottage cheese or sweet apple and vanilla bean porridge topped with toasted seeds and nuts.