I am so with you – mornings are tough in a household of busy teens and busy working parents. These make-ahead breakfasts are perfect for busy mornings. You can make them ahead, freeze, and eat. Or make them that morning and have breakfast a couple of days in a row. Either way, these breakfasts are giving you the fuel you need to get through the morning.
Pro tip: Simply add a cup of fresh or frozen and thawed fruit and a serving of milk (skim or 1%) and you have a good start to the day. (Or whip up a smoothie to get both your milk and fruit all in one serving!!)
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An easy way to combine protein and fruit in one bite. Apples and cheese are one of my favorite snacks, and putting it into a breakfast dish takes it up a whole other level! The Brownie Pan makes it easy to portion this recipe out too!
So easy, and so good! Makes 12 roll-ups at a time that you can easily freeze. Make either a Southwest version or Broccoli & Cheddar version. What makes these easy is the Manual Food Processor (this one tool can shave off 50% of your time spent chopping!).
On-the-go has never been easier. Whip up a batch of these oatmeal cups on a Sunday night and freeze individually. Simply warm for 30 seconds in the microwave.
This uses one of my favorites for morning meal prep — the Snack Jar. Lid twists on and secures, won’t leak and dishwasher safe. Filled with fiber and protein!
Here’s my recipe for Quick Stovetop Granola:
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
- 2 cups (500 mL) old fashioned oats (do not use quick or instant)
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup (50 mL) honey
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) dried cranberries
Heat the oil in the 12” (30-cm) Executive Skillet over medium heat for 3–5 minutes. Add the oats, and walnuts; cook and stir for 4–6 minutes, or until the oats are golden brown. Move the mixture to a Large Sheet Pan.
Add the honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon to the skillet; cook and stir for 1 minute, or until the mixture is bubbling and thickened.
Return the oat mixture to the skillet; cook for 1 minute, or until coated. Turn off the heat.
Stir in the cranberries. Transfer the mixture to a sheet pan and let it cool for 5–10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Store the granola in a large resealable plastic bag or a Leakproof Glass Container.
- 14 servings of 1/4 cup/50 mL
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