5 Healthy Make Ahead Breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! But if you’re like me, you’re usually running out the door to class... I always end up eating breakfast on the go, so that’s why I love simple, make ahead and on the go breakfasts! So here’s five make ahead and nutritious breakfasts that will fuel your brain for a busy day.  

  1. 1. Overnight Oats

    Overnight oats are one of the easiest breakfasts that can even satisfy your sweet tooth. Oats are full of fiber, can lower cholesterol and are rich in vitamins. They only take about 10 minutes to prep and the options are endless! Grab your oats, favorite milk like almond or cashew, add a nut butter or yogurt, and sweetener of choice like honey or maple syrup. Then pick your favorite fruits like blueberries or bananas and you have a nutrient dense meal!

  2. 2. Blueberry Muffins

    These blueberry muffins are a healthy substitute for store-bought, sugar-filled muffins. They are soft, fluffy and take about 20 minutes to bake. They’re even refined, sugar free and grain free! Blueberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants and can boost brain functioning. These muffins freeze beautifully and are the perfect grab and go breakfast for on your way to class.

    Ingredients:

    2 cups oat flour

    1 cup cup raw, unfiltered honey

    2 tsp baking powder

    1 beaten egg

    ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

    2 tbsp melted coconut oil

    2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce

    ⅔ cup blueberries

    squeeze of a lemon

    Recipe:

    Add dry ingredients to a bowl

    Combine wet ingredients with an electric mixer

    Gradually add dry ingredients to wet

    Mix well and then fold in blueberries

    Bake at 375 for 20 minutes

  3. 3. Egg Muffin Cups

    Egg muffin cups will save you so much time in the morning! Beat egg whites, add veggies like spinach or bell pepper and a protein or cheese if you like. Then, pour the mixture into a muffin tin. These cups will keep you full all morning. This low carb breakfast is a complete protein and can even help you get some of your recommended veggie servings for the day.  

  4. 4. Chia Seed Pudding 

    Just like overnight oats, you prep this pudding the night before! Add ¼ cup chia seeds, 1 cup of your favorite milk and a little bit of honey or maple syrup to a mason jar. Then, stir it and refrigerate it overnight. Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3s, packed with antioxidants, and full of fiber and protein. Then, in the morning, you can just add your favorite toppings like berries, nut butter or granola. This pudding tastes like dessert!

  5. 5. No Bake Cereal Bars

    Cereal bars are perfect for those mornings when you are extra short on time. They are sweet and yummy, but more times than not store bought ones are packed full of sugar. But making your own is sooo easy, doesn’t even require an oven and you can customize them. Here’s a recipe that is packed with fiber and is refined sugar free!

     

    Ingredients:

    2 cups organic brown rice cereal

    ½ cup chopped unsalted almonds

    ⅓ cup dried cranberries

    ⅓ cup raw cacao nibs

    1 tbsp chia seeds

    ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

    ¾ cup raw unfiltered honey

    ¾ cup unsalted creamy peanut butter

    Recipe:

    Add brown rice cereal and chopped almonds to a large bowl

    In a saucepan, heat peanut butter and honey until well combined and bubbling. Stir when needed so it does not burn

    Pour over cereal & almond mixture then use   a large spoon to coat everything

    Add in dried cranberries, cacao nibs, and chia seeds and keep stirring until well coated

    Then fold in coconut flakes

    Transfer to a lined 9x13 pyrex with parchment paper then cover

    Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm then slice into bars!

Hopefully these 5 healthy and quick breakfast ideas will help you stop skipping breakfast or give some variety to your meals! Every meal can be made ahead of time so you’re not having to make breakfast while trying to run out the door.