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5 Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Off Right!

Tired of that same old bowl of cereal every morning? So are we! Here are 5 easy to make and super healthy breakfast recipes you’re sure to enjoy!

1. Sweet and Salty Granola Bowl

 

Bake a cookie sheet full of this tasty granola and eat with (almond or soy) milk or yogurt.

  • Yields: 12 servings
  • Prep Time: 0 hours 15 mins
  • Total Time: 0 hours 50 mins

Ingredients

2/3 c. maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. olive oil
1 large egg white
3 c. old-fashioned oats
1 c. roasted, salted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. almond flour
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Milk and fresh fruit (such as berries and peaches), for serving

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine maple syrup, vanilla, olive oil, egg white, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, almond flour, and cinnamon. Add maple syrup mixture to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Evenly press mixture onto prepared baking sheet using back of spoon or wet hands.

Bake until golden on edges, 25 to 30 minutes, opening oven door twice to release steam and rotating pan once halfway through. Do not stir.

Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 hour before breaking into chunks. Serve with milk and fruit. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

2. Overnight Chilled Chia

This creamy breakfast practically prepares itself overnight and happens to be one of my wife’s favorite healthy breakfast recipes.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins
  • Total Time: 8-10 hours 0 mins

Ingredients

Milk & Honey
2 c. old-fashioned oats
4 tbsp. chia seeds
4 tbsp. honey
milk or unsweetened plant-based milk

 

Blueberry-Coconut
2 c. old-fashioned oats
4 tbsp. chia seeds
4 tbsp. honey
3 c. light coconut milk
1 tsp. lemon zest
fresh blueberries

 

Brownie Batter
2 c. old-fashioned oats
4 tbsp. chia seeds
4 tbsp. honey
milk or unsweetened plant-based milk
4 tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tbsp. chocolate-hazelnut spread
chopped toasted hazelnuts

 

PB&J
2 c. old-fashioned oats
4 tbsp. chia seeds
4 tbsp. honey
milk or unsweetened plant-based milk
4 tbsp. peanut butter
4 tbsp. Strawberry jam
Sliced strawberries

 


Directions

Milk & Honey: To each of four 16-ounce jars, add 1/2 cup oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon honey, and 2/3 milk. Cover; shake to combine. Refrigerate.

Blueberry-Coconut: To each of four 16-ounce jars, add 1/2 cup oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon honey, and 3/4 cup coconut milk. Cover; shake to combine and refrigerate. To serve, stir 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest into each jar and top with blueberries.

Brownie Batter: To each of four 16-ounce jars, add 1/2 cup oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon honey, 2/3 milk, 1 tablespoon, and cocoa powder. Cover; shake to combine and refrigerate. After soaking, stir 1 tablespoon chocolate hazelnut spread into each jar; top with hazelnuts.

PB&J: To each of four 16-ounce jars, add 1/2 cup oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon honey, and 2/3 milk. Cover; shake to combine and refrigerate. After soaking, stir in 1 tablespoon peanut butter and top each jar with 1 tablespoon strawberry jam and strawberries.

3. Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Top this fruity smoothie with chopped almonds, shredded coconut, fresh kiwi, mango and blueberries.

  • Yields: 2 servings
  • Prep Time: 0 hours 15 mins
  • Total Time: 0 hours 5 mins

Ingredients

1 banana, sliced and frozen
1 c. frozen mango chunks
1 c. frozen pineapple chunks
1 c. almond milk

Directions
In a blender, pulse banana, mango, and pineapple with almond milk until smooth but still thick, stopping and stirring occasionally. Add more liquid if needed. Pout into 2 bowls. Top as desired.

4. Chocolate Cherry Bars

This no-bake quinoa, oat, and chia treats make a great grab-and-go breakfast.

  • Yields: 15 servings
  • Prep Time: 0 hours 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

 

Ingredients
2 c. old-fashioned oats
1/2 c. quinoa
1/2 c. chia seeds
1/2 c. sliced almonds
1/2 c. dried cherries
1/2 c. chopped dark chocolate
3/4 c. creamy almond butter
1/3 c. honey
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 c. pureed prunes (from about 1 c. prunes)

Directions

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine oats, quinoa, chia seeds, almonds, cherries, and chocolate.

In a small saucepan on low, heat almond butter, honey, coconut oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Stir in prune puree.

Pour almond butter mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine.

With hands, form into bars using about 1/3 cup mixture for each; place on prepared sheet and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Store in refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to 3 weeks.

5. Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bark

 

This on-the-go power-packed treat just takes 5 ingredients to make! This is without a doubt my favorite out of the 5 healthy breakfast recipes.

 

  • Yields: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 mins

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
3 tbs maple syrups
1/2 cup Granola
1/2 cup blueberries
3 to 4 strawberries, sliced

Directions

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

Mix Greek yogurt and syrup in a bowl until combined. Pour onto a prepared baking sheet and spread it into a thin layer. Top with Granola, blueberries, and strawberries.

Cover the baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil. Place in the freezer for two hours, or overnight, until the bark is fully frozen. Slice into desired squares. Serve immediately and keep stored in the freezer in an airtight container or bag.

For more healthy breakfast recipes I’ve found FoodieCrush.com to be a great source!

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