We know the rule: you should always eat a hearty breakfast to kick-start your day. But unless you really love cooking or find yourself in a fancy hotel with a magical toaster that provides unlimited avo toast (dreamy), it’s hard to muster up the energy to make something really delicious. Especially on a lazy Sunday.

*Food klaxon* This is why we love overnight oats. Not only do they take five minutes to make as you prep them the night before, but this tasty, oaty recipe actually comes complete with a decadent dollop of ice cream. Wait, WHAT? Yes, you heard us right. We are shaking up the brunch world once again with something naughty, because incase you hadn’t heard… oats + ice cream = breakfast of champions.

Just don’t tell your ‘rents we keep doing this or you’ll be on diet of dry muesli before you can say ‘sultana’.

Ingredients

For the overnight oats (enough for 4 mornings):

150 g rolled oats
420 ml almond milk
60 ml apple juice
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the cinnamon ‘nice cream’:

2 bananas, peeled and frozen
1 tsp vanilla extract
1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 medjool date
a pinch of salt

Recipe

1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and then leave to soak overnight in the fridge.

2. The next day, if the mix looks a little dry add more almond milk. Then scoop into a small jar or bowl.

3. Now for the cinnamon nice cream! Just pop the bananas, vanilla extract, cinnamon, date and salt in a food processor and blend until thick and creamy, scraping down the sides every 30 seconds.

4. Whizz until the mix becomes completely smooth, like a Mr. Whippy.

5. Scoop the nice cream on top of the oats and add a tasty toppings (we love caramelised bananas, crumbled nuts and coconut flakes).

From Guilt-Free Nice Cream by Margie Broadhead (Hardie Grant, £12.99) Photography © Jacqui Melville

Image: Jacqui Melville/Katie Edmunds

Remember when we were crushing on all the amazing unicorn food on Instagram?Well, now we’re crushing on some more. What can we say? We’re floozies when it comes to food.

These unicorn poop iced gem cookies are not only so cute we want to draw faces on them and keep them as pets, but their baking level is officially “easy”. Pretty much our favourite word when it comes to anything involving icing (apart from maybe chocolate).

So, scrap your muesli, it’s Sunday, and treat yourself to these rainbow biscuits for breakfast. Maybe lunch and dinner, too. Because why the heck not.

Ingredients

1 batch ready-baked vanilla sugar cookies (we’re not baking whizzes, okay guys)
400 g (14 oz) stiff-peak royal icing, divided into 4 batches of mint green, pink, yellow and blue
4 small, thin piping bags and 1 large piping bag that will contain them
large open star nozzle
bag clip

Recipe

1. To make the rainbow poop topping, fill the 4 piping bags (without nozzles) with each colour of icing.

2. Fit the large piping bag with the star nozzle. Snip the end of each small bag so that you have a 1cm hole and carefully place each bag in the larger bag so that the tips reach evenly into the star nozzle. It helps to put a clip at the end of the large bag to stop the icing from spilling out of the top.

3. Squeeze the icing onto the cookies by holding the bag in a vertical position, and moving in circles around each cookie, starting from the outside edge, winding inwards and building height to create a peak.

4. Leave to dry overnight. To speed up the drying process you can place the cookies in a low oven at about 70°C (140°F/Gas low) for 30 minutes, then turn off the heat and leave for 2 hours.

5. EAT THEM ALL.

From Kawaii Cakes by Juliet Sear (Hardie Grant, £10) Photography © Jacqui Melville

Image: Jacqui Melville/Katie Edmunds

Easter may have been and gone, but we’re still craving chocolate! (That’s what happens when you eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner the entire school holidays, right?) This gooey chocolate brownie mug cake by Bakedin is not only totally delish and a nice change from the 2857883 Creme Eggs we’ve eaten during the last two weeks, but it also takes just 60 seconds to make. No waiting for the oven + no clean up = cake dreams.

Can you remember a time before the internet was obsessed with unicorns? Us neither. Barely. Somewhere around the time pugs got boring and owls were officially over, the magical mythical* flying pony took over as everyone’s animal crush of choice.

And after the crush, comes the food! Technicolour cakes. Swirly rainbow bagels. Glitter-spiked lattes and pastel pancakes. Barely a week goes by without some other courageous cafe owner going to town with the food colouring, and so 2017 might be the year that your food gets more beautiful than your wardrobe.

We’ve rounded up Instagram’s most psychedelic snacks to satisfy your unicorn cravings…

*Maybe.

These technicolour lattes

Unicorn food for breakfast. 🍭🦄🍭#indahood #arvo #unicornlatte #kakaako

A photo posted by Erica L (@itserica_l) on

Mornings: 3000% more bearable with one of these bad boys next to your Coco Pops.

This vibrant veg fest

Because look, even unicorns need their fibre.

This pastel-perfect toast 

What’s on it? No idea. But shh, don’t ruin the magic.

These fantastical pancakes

It would be literally impossible to have a bad day after a stack of these. A slow day, maybe… but a great one.

This… actually we’re not sure. But it’s pretty.

💁🏼tested 🦄approved • 📸 @kenziedevlin

A photo posted by Jenna Bilgore (@jennaissance) on

Is it bread? Is it cake? Is it a… hat? Does it even matter? We’ll take five.

This total dream of a cheese toastie

Remember the days Red Leicester felt exciting?

This beautiful bagel

19JAN2017 🌈 You are what you eat #studiomuccisugarrush

A photo posted by Nuo Yee 李 (@nuoyee) on

Although Marmite would basically ruin it, which is a shame.

This confetti-esque croissant

What’s the French for Homer Simpson’s drool noise?

This unicorn hamburger mini cake

Because unicorn hamburger mini cakes are a thing, apparently. Keep up!

These delightful doughnuts

Unicorn donuts 😍💖🦄 #unicorndonuts #donuts #unicorns #bakedbyemmielou

A photo posted by Lover of all things cake 💕 (@bakedbyemmielou) on

No, not bath sponges – doughnuts.

This cup of marshmallows and sprinkles

Sorry, ‘unicorn hot chocolate’! Of course it is. And just imagine the dreams you’d have after.

These next-level unicorn macarons

In the future, all biscuits will have eyelashes and a horn.

This ridiculous cake

Shall we all just look at it for a while?

…and let’s not forget these

Are these real? I don't eat Doritos So idk lol.

A photo posted by UnicornPoop🦄💩 (@unicorn_fooodz) on

Sadly they were just a limited edition in 2015, making a packet about as easy to track down as an actual unicorn. Mmm, elusive. Mmm.

We all know that no one’s life really looks like their Pinterest feed (except maybe Anne Hathaway’s). It’s a social media platform designed to trick even the least crafty among us into believing that we too can make the perfect adorable marshmallow snowmen, flawless ombre hanging macrame plant holder thingumies and bunting made of unicorn hair and fairy dust.

We believe, we try and we fail – because Pinterest is not real life. Let’s all chant it together: Pinterest is not real life. Here are a few people who learned that the hard way.

This person just wanted to make some delicious macaroons…

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But forgot the air them for a couple of hours, so ended up with what looks strangely like a map of the world made out of chocolate chip cookie.

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This person just wanted to make tiny tributes to Frosty the Snowman…

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And ended up with mutated-looking minions wearing top hats.

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 This optimistic fellow wanted to make a hypnotic Christmas swirl…

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And ended up with a green sludge that would make even the Cookie Monster take a pause.

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 This well-intentioned Harry Potter loving fan wanted to create a magical masterpiece…

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And ended up with something uglier than Voldemort’s face.

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These dramatical fails aren’t confined to the cooks and the bakers of this world, either. Despite looking like the mess left over after Spiderman defeats the Green Goblin, these stringy light things are apparently really hard to make.

One person was aiming for this…

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And ended up with something that looks like the mess of wiring behind the TV.

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 Another was going for this…

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And ended up with this. Hats off to them for going to the effort of hanging it up considering it looks like a crumpled milk bottle covered in string, which on second thoughts might actually be exactly what it is.

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Honestly, why do people keep trying to make these weird lights when they are obviously impossible? Why do we do this to ourselves?

This balloon string thing was meant to look like this…

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And instead looked like an old mop that your mum left to dry in the shower.

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So go forth and craft! After all, funny is better than perfect.

All images: pinterestfail.com