Did you know dark chocolate has serious health benefits? It is full of nutrients and antioxidants and can help improve blood flow to the brain. And what better excuse to start the day with it than Easter! These berry breakfast dairy free chocolate Easter nests are a fun and healthy breakfast for all the family to enjoy together.
I am always on a bid for better breakfasts and these are a great way to start the day. The nests are really easy for kids to make and can be prepared the previous day so there is no mad rush in the morning. We used frozen berries so just put some in the fridge the night before to defrost and you’re ready to go. We added a drizzle of Sweet Freedom chocolate sauce but honey would be nice too.
The nests are a great base for any topping and could be used for dessert, with dairy free chocolate coins, haribo or non-sweet treats on top. They also taste ymmy on their own too and we added the ones we had left over to the kids’ lunchboxes. Even J and A’s bunnies couldn’t resist getting in on the act!
- 100g (gluten free) cornflakes
- 100g dairy free dark chocolate
- 2tbsp honey
- Chocolate sauce (we used Sweet Freedom)
- Melt chocolate and honey in a bowl over a saucepan of water.
- Stir in cornflakes until covered.
- Leave to cool for a few minutes and then shape into nests and put in the fridge to set (about an hour)
- Fill with berries, drizzle with sauce and serve.
This recipe is part of a great collaboration with some of my favourite freefrom and foodie bloggers. You may have seen some of our others over the last few months:
Tear & share Christmas tree #freefromchristmas
Kale and pomegranate salad #glutenfreeveganuary
Gluten free and vegan chia seed pancakes #freefrompancakes
There have been some amazing ideas and such a diverse collection of recipes. (Do check indiviudal ingredients lists, as some may not be suitable for all the allergies we cater for on this site.)
Midge from The Peachicks’ Bakery has already posted her recipe for Apple, Date and Walnut hot cross buns, which are vegan, gluten free and easy to make nut free. And watch out for more #freefromeaster posts from these bloggers over the next few weeks: