I have always been a lover of breakfast. Personally, I cannot ever think of a time when I haven’t eaten breakfast. One of my all time favorite things to do is go out for a weekend brunch with some friends or family. It sets you in a good mood for the rest of the day! As a kid I remember filling up my cereal bowl with honey nut cheerios up to three times! Nowadays I try to stay away from the processed stuff and attempt to start my day off right. Breakfast is definitely the meal I put the most effort into but sometimes life gets in the way and you suddenly no longer have time. But whether you’re a breakfast lover or your New Year’s resolution is to start eating breakfast, this post is for you! Today I have 3 easy make ahead breakfast ideas. I have some sweet and some savoury so make sure to check out all three!
For those of you who have never heard of bircher muesli think of muesli meets yoghurt parfait, yum. This is one of those recipes you can make if you desperately need to clear out your cupboard. You can throw in any dried fruit, seeds or nuts you have lying around. In the winter I don’t always want a hot bowl of oatmeal or warm eggs. Sometimes you feel like something refreshing to wake you up. This will do just that!
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 cup of unsweetened coconut yogurt (or regular) I use Silk
- 2 apples peeled, one diced & one grated (I use gala because they’re extra sweet)
- 2 tbsp of raisins
- 2 Medjool Dates
- Morning of: add fresh fruit, seeds & nuts of your choice
- Splash of maple syrup (optional)
Mix everything in a bowl until combined (it’s as easy as that). Cover and refrigerate over night. You want the juice of the apples and the yogurt to get absorbed and rehydrate the oats. In the morning top with whatever fruit, seeds and nuts. I also add a dash of cinnamon as well as a splash of maple syrup if it’s not sweet enough. It’s 2-3 servings and will last in the fridge for 3-4 days! So this recipe can make you 3 breakfasts and takes 5 mins!
CILANTRO-LIME GUACAMOLE ON TOAST.
This recipe is for those who prefer savoury breakfasts over sweet. I recently fell in love with cilantro and seem to be putting it in literally everything. Ever since I mixed cilantro into my usual plain guacamole I never stopped! Bonus-avocados are usually on sale this time of year.
- 1 avocado
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- as much cilantro as you like
- juice of half a lime
- a dash of salt and lots of pepper
- a dash of red hot chilli flakes (optional)
Place everything in a food processor (or bowl) and combine until smooth. This guacamole will last in the fridge for 2-3 days. The lime juice prevents the avocado from turning brown. On the morning of pop it on toast and (if you have time) fry up an egg, avocado and egg are so delicious together!
This recipe is quite similar to the bircher muesli. Again you want to soak the oats overnight to rehydrate them and make them creamy. I make this recipe around 2-3 times a week, it’s too easy. I’m the type of person to wake up because my stomach is growling. And after taking Nelly for a morning walk the last thing I want to do is spend time making breakfast. At that point, I’m hangry. This is also a great breakfast if you’re in a hurry!
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1 mashed banana
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp of maple syrup
- 1 tsp of cacao powder (optional)
- Morning of: add fresh and/or dried fruits, nuts & seeds of your choice
Place all ingredients in a jar or container and shake. Place in the fridge over night. In the morning you can take it to go and eat as is or (personally) I like to place it in a bowl and pop it in the microwave for a minute or two. Add toppings of your choice and enjoy!