If you're bored with cereal for breakfast, try this fruity alternative. Thick slices of fruit bread, toasted and spread with orange-flavoured cream cheese, are topped with strawberries and bananas. Cut the loaf lengthwise for 2 slices per portion, or cut crosswise for 3–4 slices each.
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Fruit bread slices
½ cup (125 g) reduced-fat cream cheese
grated zest and juice of 1 small orange
250 g strawberries, sliced
1 large fruit loaf, about 250 g, sliced
soft brown or raw sugar for sprinkling (optional)
Preheat the grill to high.
Mix the cream cheese with half of the orange zest.
Slice the bananas and toss in the orange juice together with the sliced strawberries.
Toast the bread under a hot grill for 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
Spread the toasted bread with the cheese and arrange the banana and strawberry slices on top.
Sprinkle each slice with a pinch of brown or raw sugar, if liked, and with the rest of the orange zest.
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