Or more specifically, this should say breakfasts for busy mornings. I can easily run out of time to make (and eat!) a proper breakfast in the morning and no one needs telling that this is bad way to start the day. I know some people can’t face food first thing, but I am not one of these people. I am happiest when there is cake around the greet me when I wake up, so I need to take action to make sure that cake and I stay apart.
These are breakfasts that are either easy to whip up in the morning or can be made the night before. Plus most of them can be portable so if you are really pushed for time you can take it with you to eat wherever it is that you’re so busy getting to.
Greek yoghurt, fruit, nuts and honey
Mango overnight oats
Soak a portion of oats in coconut milk (I like KoKo), almond milk or normal milk the night before and the next day you’ve got a summery version of porridge. I’ve tried a few different fruits but chopping some mango the night before and adding that in the morning give it the best texture and sweetness.
Banana cinnamon porridge
Porridge can divide people, so if you are a porridge aficionado, I’M SORRY. But, this is how I make mine. I soak the oats in water overnight to speed up the cooking process in the morning. It’s much quicker to cook once the oats are already softened so I usually cook the oats on a medium heat adding in a splash of milk or almond milk after a few minutes. I then top the porridge with the obligatory milk moat, cinnamon and banana. Another breakfast that will keep you full for hours.
I have a bit of a love affair with quinoa. Aside from being really good for you and packed with protein, it’s also handy to have a batch cooked up in the fridge to add to salads or alongside your main meals when you’re in a hurry. If I was making a batch specifically for breakfast, I’d cook it in almond or coconut milk for extra flavour, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having it cooked just in water (although a splash of honey would help). Chop up your favourite fruit salad the night before, mix it all together and you’re ready for the morning.
Peanut banana toast
You need a little more time to prepare this as it’s a bit precarious to try and eat whilst running out the door, but I take any chance to combine peanut butter with something sweet very seriously. This requires no prep the night before (good if you’ve had a late night) and is a healthyish choice (depending on your diet needs, if you’re bread averse it’s probably not for you) and satisfying.