Easy and quick grab-and-go breakfast staples for when you don’t have time in the morning.
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. Whether that saying is just a ploy made up by parents to encourage kids to finish their meals or an actual dietary fact, it still couldn’t hurt to start the day with a nutritious meal. If you are like me who almost always has zero prep time in the morning, then you understand the struggle of running out the door with barely anything to eat. And while a large cup of coffee usually solves most of our morning problems, I’m afraid it’s not enough to sustain a full day of busy activities. Below, I rounded up easy breakfast recipes for when you are having a busy morning.
As the name suggests, overnight oats are old-fashioned oats soaked overnight in milk. The process makes the oats expand and create a thick consistency. It’s usually eaten cold which means that there is no cooking required. As a meal-prep-friendly breakfast, you can pre-plan the flavours of your overnight oats and portion them in small individual jars. You can make a variety of flavour combinations by using dried fruits, nuts, frozen fruits, spices, sweeteners, and different types of milk. The food blog Country Cleaver uses small mason jars to portion shelf-stable overnight oats. You can find their recipe here.
Having a breakfast muffin is the literal grab-and-go snack. Sure, it’s not as filling but it’s enough to give you a good start for the day. Breakfast muffins can be sweet like blueberry oatmeal or banana chocolate. It can also be savoury like spinach, sundried tomatoes and feta muffins or overnight strata— which is simply a savoury type of bread pudding. If you want something tasty and healthy, why not try this sweet keto and vegan muffins from The Big Man’s World or these dense morning glory muffins by The Cookie Rookie. Whichever recipe you choose, breakfast muffins are an easy make-ahead breakfast snack. You can either eat it as is or toast it for a couple of minutes and slab it with your choice of jam or butter.
Granola on Everything
Another great make-ahead recipe that can stay on your counter for days. The great thing about this is you can make it in bulk and have it ready as a crunchy topping on yogurt. You can also add this to a smoothie bowl, a chia seed pudding, or just eat it like a cereal. Making granola is not at all complicated. A basic recipe can consist of oats, almonds, shredded coconut, honey and vegetable oil. Mix all those ingredients in a bowl, spread it on a baking sheet and bake it for 20-30 minutes or until it’s golden brown. The Kitchn has a simple recipe that uses cinnamon and maple syrup. You can find the recipe here. If you need something that is more travel-friendly, the Minimalist Baker has a 5-ingredient granola bar recipe.
Published by HOLR Magazine.