7 Easy Breakfasts in Bed

Sweden is about to celebrate Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Bun day), that goes hand-in-hand with a fika (coffee). It's also a brilliant, indulgent winter breakfast for those lazy days when you just want something simple. Here are 7 of our favourite breakfasts to celebrate the return of dark mornings. 


Why have dutiful porridge, when you can have indulgent muesli? The rule of thumb is half a cup of rolled oats and a tablespoon of seeds to one cup of liquid (milk, Greek yoghurt or fruit juice). Put them in a bowl or glass jar and leave it all overnight, in the fridge. In the morning, you then add whatever toppings you desire. Our favourites are:

  • Banana, flaked almond and chopped dark chocolate with a spoonful of crème fraîche.

  • A handful of fresh berries, chia and a shot of vanilla extract

  • Chopped apples, pecans and a large pinch of mixed spice 

There are endless variations, depending on your taste and what's available in your store cupboard. 

Soaked oats make a great breakfast base, be it hot or cold. Just choose your favorite flavors for the topping.


Simply toast your bagel, add cream cheese and a little jam. Add your choice of fruit on top and then hop back into bed! If you do have half an hour (and want to impress your partner), check out the Bagel Quiche. https://www.recipegirl.com/bagel-quiche/. 

Pack a punch with your breakfast bagel, putting together crisp, chewy and smooth texture in just one bite.


It’s your thirty-second meal in a blender with infinite variety. Add in your fruit, fill up to the top with liquid and press the button. Our favorites are:

  • One banana, a handful of strawberries, milk and a teaspoon each of honey and vanilla extract

  • Kiwifruit, mango and banana with pineapple juice. 

  • An avocado, a handful of spinach, a green apple, a kiwi fruit, water and a spoonful of honey.

Smoothies have been made even easier thanks to frozen fruit bags in supermarkets, designed deliberately for time-conscious cooks. This also means you can make a healthy milkshake, using Greek yoghurt and milk as your base. For more inspiration, check out this smoothie infograph. 

Make you breakfast more colourful with a red or pink milkshake – garnished with some of your favourite fruits.


If you have a muffin tray, you can quickly whip up thissavourytreat. We particularly love this breakfast before the Saturday Park run or football game. It’s a hot, easy treat that encourages people out of bed after they have finished. 

Embrace your thrifty side by using anything left in your fridge for these baked eggs. In 15 minutes, you will have a warm breakfast in bed that tastes delicious.


Kanelbullen epitomize Swedish living, being simple to make, easy to eat and an unforgettable experience when they are done well. The buns are best devoured warm, with a little fresh cream and fruit to heighten the taste. You can buy them directly from the supermarket, but a true Swedish bun has less stickiness and a lot more taste. Simply follow this recipe: http://kanelbullensdag.se/en/recipe/ and on step four, wrap your baking tray in cling film and leave them to rise in the fridge overnight. Then bake for 7 minutes in the morning!

Embrace your Nordic side with a simple Kanelbullen breakfast bun, either from the shop or fresh from your oven.